Our Founder

Neli Vazquez Rowland is the President/Co-founder of A Safe Haven Foundation. A Safe Haven is a world class, unique, vertically integrated ‘eco- system’ non for profit that is successfully rebuilding lives from poverty and homelessness. Her goal is to inspire and influence a ‘paradigm shift’ on how our Nation addresses the issues of poverty, homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction with protocols that offer an effective, efficient delivery system by connecting services and leveraging investment resources of public and private entities that have a shared responsibility and common goal of making a measurable and positive social impact to society.  A Safe Haven delivery system is designed to help people in crisis achieve sustainable self-sufficiency and to achieve the ‘double bottom line’ of saving money and more importantly saving lives long-term.

Neli’s recent awards and recognitions:

Enterprising Women Magazine Women of the Year – “Award Winner”
Clear Channel Communications – Named “Charity Partner”
Illinois Secretary of State – “Humanitarian Award”
The White House – “Champion of Change Award”
American Red Cross – “Community Impact Award”

For a full copy of Neli’s biography and list of notable awards, click here.