EVENT DATE: Jul 15, 2017
The City of Chicago is at a pivotal moment in history. The social and economic challenges facing our poverty stricken populations and neighborhoods are challenging the safety, economic stability, and sustainability of our city and state. At A Safe Haven, we know that our elected leaders cannot reverse deep-seeded social and economic challenges without the help and support of business leaders, civic leaders, and concerned and engaged citizens.
Founded in 1994, A Safe Haven is Chicago’s premier social and economic development model, providing individualized services, housing, and employment services to youth, mothers with children, families, and military veterans. We serve over 5,500 individuals annually, and over 100,000 since our inception. A Safe Haven’s unique, pioneering approach identifies and solves the root causes of poverty and homelessness in a holistic, community-based setting. We combine public and private partners to support our unique continuum of housing, comprehensive support services, and social business enterprises.
At A Safe Haven, the urgency and demand for our services has led us to strengthen our outreach by inviting others to join and support us. As trusted stewards of your precious resources, we are proud that over 90% of every dollar you donate goes directly to support our homeless residents. This benchmark puts A Safe Haven in the top 1% of charitable organizations in the world for operating efficiencies, earning us a Goldstar Rating by GuideStar.
We ensure that our residents maximize their time at A Safe Haven, overcome significant barriers, and achieve significant milestones such as obtaining jobs and permanent housing. Thanks to our employer partners with some of the top brands in Chicago, we placed over 800 people in jobs in 2015-2016, resulting in over $17,000,000 new taxable income. As you can see, giving to A Safe Haven is an amazing philanthropic opportunity.
Become a part of something bigger; join the movement to end poverty and homelessness in the Chicagoland area and donate to A Safe Haven today!