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 Continue...
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 Continue...
After Years of Drug Abuse, A Woman Hits the Streets to Help Others
Angalia Bianca grabbed the young man by the jacket and affectionately shoved him against the window of a currency exchange. “What were you fighting about?” she demanded. “Tell me.” She fussed over his bandaged hand as he told his side of the tussle at a nearby alternative school. Ignore it, she urged. “This can turn […] Continue...
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
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Chicago Auto Show Food Drive Raises 10 Tons of Food for Homeless
A Safe Haven beneficiary of drive sponsored by Chicago Auto Show, Humana, Chrysler, the Chicago Sun-Times, Be! Products, and Alan Josephsen Co. Inc. CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2012 – Visitors to the Chicago Auto Show last week were offered discounted admission to thank them for contributions of canned goods for homeless and hungry Chicagoans served Continue...
Indebted Illinois Stiffs Creditors From Funeral Homes to Xerox
In Illinois, you’re never too big or too small to get stiffed by the state, which is $4 billion behind in its bills. International Business Machines Inc. is owed $1.1 million. Office Depot Inc. (ODP) is waiting for a $660,955 check. And the 17th Street Bar & Grill in Sparta is due $340.52. They are among at […]
Coming Home: Lyric Opera’s ‘Hercules’ strikes a haunting chord with veterans in the Chicago area (ASHF vets return)
The soldier returns from war, proud of his triumphs but tragically unprepared for the battlefield ahead: the home front. He fights with his wife. Booze stokes their anger. The bloody past looms over everything. Disastrous events await. These stark scenes unfold in director Peter Sellars’ visionary staging of Handel’s opera Continue...