Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Empowering People to break the Poverty Cycle

Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be chatting with social entrepreneur and philanthropist Neli Vazquez Rowland on June 18, .2015 at 1 pm eastern as she talks about the A Safe Haven Foundation's programs, including the Chicago 2nd annual Veterans Stand Down.

A graduate of Loyola University’s School of Business and of the Minority Executive Management program at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Neli Vazquez Rowland has chosen to use her training and innovative interpersonal skills to address the issues of poverty, homelessness, and the hopelessness that accompanies both. She firmly believes that social responsibility and a keen business acumen do not need to be mutually exclusive. Her goal is to inspire and influence how poverty and homelessness is addressed by connecting services and leveraging investment resources of public and private entities. By sharing responsibility and common goals the root causes of poverty can be addressed by giving others the ability achieve self-sufficiency. 

Her recent awards include:

Enterprising Women Magazine Women of the Year – “Award Winner”
Clear Channel Communications – Named “Charity Partner”
Illinois Secretary of State – “Humanitarian Award”
The White House – “Champion of Change Award”
American Red Cross – “Community Impact Award”

A Safe Haven Foundation (ASHF) is a 501(c)3 not for profit, social enterprise that helps people aspire, transform and sustain their lives as they transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose. Its approach uniquely addresses root causes of poverty and homelessness by uniquely integrates the business models of non-profit and for-profit social business enterprises. These enterprises are able to successfully allocate resources and create sustainable revenue models that produce measureable results in breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness. A Safe Haven was founded on the belief that if the private and public sector can successfully combine their resources to eradicate poverty and homelessness. A Safe Haven has aligned private donors; government contracts and commercial enterprises to create a of series programs, which helps people help themselves,

Safe Haven Foundation, is once again sponsoring the 2015 5th Annual 5k RUN! To End Homelessness. The run/walk will take place Sunday, July 12 at Chicago's Douglas Park, located at 1225 S. California Ave. The event includes the Music Revolution To End Homelessness featuring local and emerging artists. A Safe Haven is also hosting a separate Military Veteran Stand Down exclusively for Military Veterans featuring booths hosted by Employers, Universities, Veteran Administration and Private Hospitals, and more following the 5k RUN at the Douglas Park Field House. All proceeds for the event(s) will go exclusively to help fill the funding gaps for helping the homeless residing at A Safe Haven throughout the Chicagoland area.

Vazquez Rowland Websites:

Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on June 18, 2015 at 1 pm eastern to learn how A Safe Haven Foundation will be addressing poverty and homelessness from the co-founder, Neli Vazquez Rowland. .The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.

Horses and Heroes is not about pointing fingers or creating a political firestorm.  It is a documentary series, which will help military personnel and veterans find a new way to cope with the physical and emotional challenges brought into their lives by war.  Equine Therapy does not involve drugs nor lying on a couch and spilling their guts to a therapist.  What it does do is help them find new ways to see and react to their emotional triggers.  It helps their bodies remember how it used to work.  It can't replace what was lost, but it can give them the confidence to see that they are more than the sum of their body parts.  Horses and Heroes will give veterans and military personnel the information they need to find alternative healing solutions, which can help lower the suicide rate.

It will provide the dual benefit of also providing jobs.  We will be hiring veterans already in the entertainment industry as well as opening the door for those who are looking for a new career.  

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