Chicago, IL (November 3, 2016)— President and Co-Founder of A Safe Haven, Neli Vazquez Rowland was honored as the 2016 Company of Grace Champion of Injustice of Homelessness by the Ignatian Spirituality Project. Over 100 people including faith-based, business and philanthropic leaders attended the event that took place at Loyola University Chicago’s Mundelein Auditorium. The event also featured Los Angeles based, Father Greg Boyle from Homeboy Industries as the keynote speaker.
A Safe Haven’s mission of addressing and solving the root causes of poverty and homelessness, with the a unique vertically integrated continuum of care and social enterprise model offered, align with the Ignatian Spirituality Project goals and beliefs of the importance in laying a foundation of hope which can lead to further and long lasting transformation. . The event honored Mrs. Rowland as an integral community leader and partner in the community serving a mutual constituency and mission.
“Thank you to the Ignatius Spirituality Project for honoring me with The Company of Grace Award for A Safe Haven’s work on behalf of Homeless on behalf. I was humbled to accept the award and speak to a room filled with kindred spirits including LA’s Father Boyle from Homeboy Industries, Chicago Jesuit leaders and supporters living out their faith with good deeds for humanity. It was a truly an experience I will never forget,” said Neli Vazquez Rowland, President & Co-Founder of A Safe Haven.
About Ignatian Spirituality Project
The Ignatian Spiritual Project offers men and women who are homeless and in recovery from addiction the opportunity to change their lives. Ignatian spirituality and Ignatian retreats are an effective and important resource in laying a foundation of hope which can lead to further and long lasting transformation. http://www.ignatianspiritualityproject.org