18 Oct
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Safe Haven Receives SunTrust Foundation’s 2018 Lighting the Way Award

Safe Haven Family Shelter (SHFS) has been awarded the 2018 Lighting the Way Award and a $75,000 grant by the SunTrust Foundation.

The SunTrust Foundation’s Lighting the Way Award recognizes select nonprofit organizations that strengthen their local communities through programs that help people better their circumstances and gain financial confidence. The grant will allow funding for SHFS to continue providing comprehensive education, counseling and support for families experiencing homelessness.

In its 34th year of service, Safe Haven provides support to families with children experiencing homelessness. Families receive comprehensive program offerings that address the  barriers for families experiencing homelessness especially obtaining affordable housing.

“Safe Haven is grateful for this recognition and award of $75,000 to further those programs assisting our clients with financial support through affordable housing, workforce development and financial counseling,” said Joyce Lavery, CEO of Safe Haven Family Shelter. “We have carried out this work for decades, and with the support of the SunTrust Foundation, we will continue to grow our programs to meet the needs of our community to transform the lives of families experiencing homelessness.”

“We’re committed to building stronger communities, and our nonprofit partners are addressing community needs in innovative and very meaningful ways,” said Stan Little, president of the SunTrust Foundation. “Safe Haven is improving the lives of many people in the Nashville community, and we applaud their mission, long-term service and the impact they’re making where it’s most needed.”

Established in 2008, the SunTrust Foundation is committed to supporting a wide range of financial well-being efforts through grants and partnerships with local philanthropic organizations. To date, the SunTrust Foundation has awarded more than $140 million in grants to organizations across the United States.

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