A Safe Haven Foundation is on a mission to help people aspire, transform, and sustain their lives as they transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency through a holistic and supportive model. This model is based on providing their residents with a “continuum of care” that prioritizes housing, behavioral health, and education. Just a few of A Safe Haven’s many services include transitional housing, GED classes, and job training.
Not only is the work of A Safe Haven life-changing, but it provides targeted resources and programming to a wide variety of populations across Chicago, including but not limited to: veterans, youth, and the LGBTQ+ community.
Donations are an essential component of the foundation’s work. In August, A Safe Haven hosted its annual “Virtual Global Run/Walk to End Homelessness.” This event, which attracted sponsors and participants from 32 states and 10 countries, raised over $350,000.
All net proceeds went directly to feeding and housing an average of 5,000 homeless people, including reentry, women and children, youth, and military veteran populations, residing at A Safe Haven Foundation.
Event Sponsors: ABC7 Chicago, Comcast NBCUniversal, iHeartMedia Chicago, Make it Better Media, NBC 5 Chicago, Telemundo and NBC Sports Chicago, The Riot Fest Foundation, American Guard Group, L.L.C., Busey Bank, Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, Gnade Insurance, Tandem HR, and West Bend Mutual Insurance Bronze: Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, Cabrera Capital, Chicago Sun Times, Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC, FGMK, Lendlease, Mathematica Policy Research, Rotary/One, Foundation, Rush University Medical Center, and Urban Works, Ltd. Community Partners: 93.9 Lite FM, All Chicago, CHHRGE (Chicago Homelessness & Health Response Group For Equity), HispanicPro, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, The Institute of Medicine of Chicago, LEEN (Latina Executive & Entrepreneur Network), Little Village Community Foundation, Negocios Now, Small Business Advocacy Council and TFOCB (The Face of Chicago Business), Kid Zone: Cristina Foods Inc.,CohnReznick, DoorDash, Enterprise Fleet Management,Michael V. Favia Law Firm, MultiLatino Marketing Inc., NAV Fund Administration, Northern Trust, Ozinga and Waubonsee Community College
For more information about A Safe Haven, visit A Safe Haven or call 773- 435-8300.
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Melissa Perry is a senior journalism and international studies major from Northwestern University. Raised in Mt. Sterling, Illinois, Melissa is a proud Midwest girl through and through with a lifelong love for dance and the arts!