City of Chicago and State of Illinois Proclaim A Safe Haven Day


Official Proclamation from the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois: July 13th is A Safe Haven Day


Chicago, IL – July 11, 2014 –  A Safe Haven is proud to announce that Governor Patrick Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have proclaimed Sunday, July 13, 2014 “A Safe Haven Day” on behalf of the State of Illinois and City of Chicago in honor of A Safe Haven’s 20 Year Anniversary of the co-founders’,Brian Rowland and Neli Vazquez Rowland, commitment to the community in serving the homeless. The proclamation also marks the day of A Safe Haven’s 4th Annual RUN! To End Homelessness, Music Revolution concert, and Inaugural Veteran Stand Down.

“Through collaboration with the State of Illinois and other government and private stakeholders, A Safe Haven has become a leading organization committed to serving our most vulnerable people and empowering them to support themselves and their families… I, Pat Quinn, Governor of the State of Illinois, do hereby proclaim July 13, 2014, as A SAFE HAVEN DAY in Illinois in support of the Annual 5K RUN! To End Homelessness and Inaugural Veteran Stand Down, and in recognition of the efforts the organization makes to end homelessness,” said the Executive Proclamation from the Office of the Governor.

“I, Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of the City of Chicago, do hereby proclaim July 13, 2014 to be A Safe Haven Day in Chicago in commemoration of this year’s Run! To End Homelessness, and urge all Chicagoans to aid in the ongoing efforts initiated by this innovative organization to make and sustain homes for every resident,” reads the Proclamation from the Office of the Mayor.

“These proclamations are such an honor to A Safe Haven. Our work takes collaboration from all stakeholders: government, private industry, and the communities we serve. We are touched by the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago’s recognition of our efforts to end homelessness. I hope all can help us celebrate A Safe Haven Day by coming out to Douglas Park for the RUN!, Music Revolution, and that especially all veterans in need come to the Stand Down in the Fieldhouse from 10am-3pm to connect to many valuable services provided, including clothing, haircuts, healthcare services, education, employment, and housing.” said Neli Vazquez Rowland, President.