1003 Marshall St

Nesletter Spring 2024

A word from the Executive Director

This spring has been truly remarkable for The Haven, as we marked our 10th Anniversary on April 15, 2024! Over the past decade, we’ve had the privilege of serving 483 men, providing them with a safe haven and the support to rebuild their lives.

As we celebrate this milestone, I am filled with gratitude for our dedicated staff and volunteers. Their tireless efforts have made The Haven a true sanctuary for our guests. Together, we’ve witnessed incredible transformations, with 70% of our guests securing permanent housing and employment, reconnecting with their families, and reclaiming their dignity.

At The Haven, we provide a safe space for men to be vulnerable and strong, facing their realities with courage and resilience. None of this would be possible without the support of our community. I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the businesses, corporations, and individuals whose generosity sustains our work and allows us to give back to this amazing community.

Fundraisers play a vital role in supporting The Haven, accounting for 30% of our budget. I’m thrilled to share the success of our signature fundraiser, Shamrocks for Shelter (SFS), held this past March. With over 350 community members and supporters in attendance, the event was a resounding success. Attendees enjoyed bean bag toss tournaments, participated in bucket raffles and a 50/50 raffle, and bid on silent auction items. I extend my deepest gratitude to Knox’s Silver Valley for generously providing the venue for SFS 2024. Special thanks to our Title Sponsor, The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, and all our sponsors for their unwavering support. Thanks to their generosity, we were able to raise over $28,000, making this year’s SFS our most successful yet…