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Small Business Week: A Safe Haven for Enterprise

“Small businesses are the anchors of our Main Streets…part of the promise of America – the idea that if you’ve got a dream and you’re willing to work hard, you can succeed…It’s this promise that has drawn millions to our shores and made our economy the envy of the world.” –President Barack Obama During Small…


Your Chicago: A Safe Haven

CHICAGO (CBS)—It’s one-stop shopping for people in crisis. For people who are dealing with homelessness or drug addiction, it is offering a second chance at life. At A Safe Haven on the West Side, they are changing lives. Those who’ve lost homes or succumbed to substance abuse, even ex-cons, come here for a roof over their heads,…


A Safe Haven Supports “Hiring Our Heroes” U.S. Chamber of Commerce Job Fair

Homeless vets living at “A Safe Haven Veteran Suites” have opportunity to rebuild their lives to self-sufficiency with pride and honor CHICAGO – This week, veterans experiencing homelessness in Chicago took advantage of the national “Hiring Our Heroes” initiative. Veterans living at the A Safe Haven Veteran Suites, A Safe Haven’s new housing dedicated to…


What Do Finance and Social Services Have in Common?

By Matthew Schwarzfeld, Council of State Governments Justice Center Eighteen years ago, Neli Vazquez-Rowland and her husband Brian started A Safe Haven, a network of shelters in Chicago that address the causes of chronic homelessness and teach residents how to live without drugs and alcohol. Neither Neli nor Brian had a traditional social service background:…


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