The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Safe Haven Family Shelter provides shelter and transitional services that empowers Middle Tennessee homeless families with children to achieve lasting self-sufficiency.
Safe Haven is the only shelter program of its kind in Middle Tennessee that serves homeless families as an entire unit. Residents are comprised of married couples with children, and single mothers and fathers with children. The average length of stay is 65 to 85 days. The resident(s) must gain employment as a part of program requirements. Safe Haven can accommodate 11 families at a time through a main shelter campus and 6 transitional homes.
The qualifications for a family to be considered for the Mended Hearts Program are as follows: The families must:
be a family unit, consisting of one or two parents and at least one minor child
be drug and alcohol-free
be in an emergency situation
have never resided at Safe Haven before
be willing to accept certain responsibilities at the shelter and abide by program rules