Comcast interviews Neli in an interview on A Safe Haven’s origin, mission, and philosophy
Comcast interviews A Safe Haven co-founder Neli Vazquez-Rowland on the origin, mission, and results of A Safe Haven, transforming lives from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose. Comcast Newsmakers, “Rebuilding Lives”
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A City Prepares for a Warm Long-Term Forecast
CHICAGO — The Windy City is preparing for a heat wave — a permanent one. Climate scientists have told city planners that based on current trends, Chicago will feel more like Baton Rouge than a Northern metropolis before the end of this century. So, Chicago is getting ready for a wetter, steamier future. Public alleyways are being […]
A Safe Haven Foundation (quick and easy ways to make a difference)
It started as so many great friendships do—in the spectator stands—cheering on their children. Kathy Wirtz’s and Carol Carroll’s sons played on the same Loyola Academy hockey team. The women cemented a powerful relationship when Carroll supported Wirtz through her divorce and alcoholism rehabilitation. Now that friendship has launched a Continue...
A Safe Haven: Alumni leave finance to help those in addiction recovery
In the early-1990s, Neli Vazquez-Rowland (BA ’85) and her husband, Brian Rowland (BBA ’89), were flourishing in the financial field. She was a successful financial advisor, managing portfolios for the wealthy. He did index arbitrage at the Chicago Board of Trade, profiting from market inefficiencies. Then the bottom fell out. Brian was Continue...
The N Beat: Finding a Way Home Again (ASHF resident Marisol and her daughter Esmaralda tell their story)
March 26, 2011 (WLS) — Hosted by Theresa Gutierrez, with special contributions by ABC7’s John Garcia, THE N BEAT will put a face on homelessness in Chicago’s Latino community. THE N BEAT: “Finding a Way Home Again,” will air Saturday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m. with an encore presentation on Sunday, March 27 at 4:30 p.m. […] Continue...
Lyric Opera’s “Hercules” puts modern twist on soldiers’ difficulties coming home (ASHF clients identify with on-stage trauma)
A new production at the Lyric Opera of Chicago that opens tonight uses an ancient tale to explore a modern problem. It fast-forwards Handel’s “Hercules” to America, today. Hercules becomes an American general who’s returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The opera explores how difficult it can be for soldiers and their families to Continue...
Chicago charities help people living in poverty
Theresa Gutierrez September 16, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The need for help keeps growing. More people in America are now living in poverty. According to the Census bureau, it’s the most people in poverty since 1994. The report covers 2009. According to the Census bureau, a little more than 14 percent of Americans are now living […] Continue...
Haiti Evacuees in Crisis in Chicago at A Safe Haven
A Safe Haven Foundation/CCIL hosted over 240 survivors of the Haiti Earthquake in Chicago. It is an amazing story of a Community of Public/Private and Community Volunteers and Donors coming together to make a difference! If you would like to consider learning more about A Safe Haven and/or donating to the cause of homelessness and […]

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