Mark G. Mulroe
A Safe Haven Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has named Mark G. Mulroe as its new President, effective October 5th, 2022. Mark, an energetic social entrepreneur, has spearheaded A Safe Haven’s Programs and Operations for over 25 years while serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In addition to stepping up to the helm as A Safe Haven’s new President, as unanimously appointed by the Board of Directors, he currently serves as President of the Chicago Christian Industrial League and Manager of A Safe Haven, L.L.C.
Mark holds a Juris Doctor from DePaul College of Law, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Management from Loyola University Quinlan School of Business, and a BBA in Accounting and Finance from Loyola University Chicago. He possesses a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in the fields of health and human services, mental health and substance use disorders, educational programming, and affordable housing development. This includes a track record of more than twenty years of hands-on immersion in strategic planning, social business enterprise development, social and healthcare program design and implementation, facilities expansion, and social advocacy for homeless services, including access to housing, healthcare, and living wage employment.
Mark is a leader in nurturing partnerships based on shared values and building organizations committed to the mission and focused on results. He was at the forefront, and a key player, in helping to facilitate A Safe Haven Foundation’s merger and incubation of the Chicago Christian Industrial League in 2009 and the subsequent expansion to emergency shelters and housing providers as A Safe Haven scaled its programs and expanded its reach.
During the pandemic, he continued to lead the operations of A Safe Haven along with the operations of a Covid-19 Medical Respite Center. The A Safe Haven Respite Center was formed in collaboration with the City of Chicago Department of Public Health, Rush University Medical Center, Rush University’s College of Nursing, and Heartland Alliance Health. The Center was an innovative and collaborative pandemic response to provide shelter and medical care for homeless individuals who contracted the Covid-19 virus but had no safe place to isolate or recover. During this effort, the Respite Center treated 1,142 patients; and neither A Safe Haven nor the Respite Center experienced any fatalities of its staff or those they served due to the virus.
“Collaborating with A Safe Haven and the Chicago Department of Public Health to bring services to people experiencing homelessness during the hectic early days of the pandemic and the following two years was a tremendous honor. Mark’s unique leadership talent, initiative, and ingenuity allowed A Safe Haven to quickly mobilize both public and private partners to address monumental challenges and meet our shared goal – to provide safe, high-quality, comprehensive health and social services for people with COVID-19 who needed a safe space to isolate. I offer my best wishes to Mark and the entire A Safe Haven team as they embark on this exciting new chapter,” Angela Moss, PhD, APRN, FAAN, Assistant