Neli Vazquez Rowland featured in February 2014 Issue Rotarian Magazine Online
A Safe Haven is a network of shelters that address the causes of chronic homelessness and teach residents how to relearn a life without drugs and alcohol. Neli Vazquez-Rowland, a member of the Rotary Club of Chicago, and her husband, Brian Rowland, founded the organization 20 years ago. Under Vazquez-Rowland’s guidance, more than 50,000 clients have followed a program that includes treatment, education, health care, job training, and job placement. Seventy percent of those who complete it remain clean and sober – a rate more than five times the national average for those who finish similar programs. And with an annual $16 million budget, A Safe Haven has become one of the largest organizations serving the homeless in the United States. To read the full article, click here.