Walmart Foundation Awards Grant to A Safe Haven Foundation To Provide Training & Job Placement for Homeless Veterans


Chicago, IL Sep. 30, 2014 – A Safe Haven Foundation recently received a $25,000 contribution to support the Veteran Job Training and Placement Services program. The grant – which was given to A Safe Haven through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program – will allow A Safe Haven to provide training and workforce skills to recently discharged veterans. Through this grant, A Safe Haven will provide job training and placement services to recently discharged and dislocated veterans. Job training and placement services will be provided through its Center for Workforce Development whose mission is to assist A Safe Haven’s clients obtain and sustain living-wage employment in growing industries. A Safe Haven offers pre-employment readiness courses, vocational training, and job placement services provided by a highly qualified and experienced staff of trainers, job developers, placement and retention coaches.


“All of us at A Safe Haven Foundation are incredibly grateful for the partnership that we have had with Walmart. Over the last few year’s Walmart has stepped up as a community leader and they have sponsored and supported our work in many ways. Our mission at A Safe Haven is to provide people in need with access to job training and employment opportunities that lead to sustainable self-sufficiency. This grant of $25,000 will be used to provide additional job training services specifically for our veterans, our nation’s heroes, who are unemployed, poverty stricken and homeless. Together we will help them get back on track to support themselves and their families with their pride and purpose restored,” said Neli Vazquez Rowland, President of A Safe Haven.


Walmart Store Manager Joseph Tessman presented the check to Neli Vazquez Rowland during a check presentation at Walmart’s Neighborhood Market. “The Walmart Foundation is very pleased to support A Safe Haven and is committed to help those in need in the communities where we serve,” said Robert Teevan, Walmart Market Manager.