Safe Haven

2015 marks the 25th year that the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville has been supporting the Safe Haven Family Shelter. Volunteers from FUUN and GNUUC provide the meal for 30-40 family members on the third Tuesday of every-other month. Safe Haven is the only shelter-to-housing program of its kind in Middle Tennessee that accepts the entire homeless family. Providing a variety of comprehensive services, Safe Haven aims to empower individuals in need to reach self-sufficiency. In 2014, Safe Haven provided shelter for 60 families—-66% of the families served could not have been served at another program. They provided 35,000 bed nights, and 4 of their clients are enrolled in college. 84 percent of families leave the shelter with employment and housing. They are working with landlords to provide more affordable housing, partnering with agencies to give long-term support for families, and increasing community-wide efforts to serve families in need.
See http://safehaven.org for additional information about the shelter.
If you would like to help provide a meal, please contact Pat Lynch (SafeHaven@firstuunashville.org).