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JOIN A SAFE HAVEN JULY 15 – 5K RUN TO END HOMELESSNESS

If you are looking for a way to give back and make a difference to help the homeless get back on their feet this summer, then A Safe Haven has great news! You can join a team and run/walk with A Safe Haven to end homelessness!

A Safe Haven Foundation will host its 7th Annual 5K RUN! To End Homelessness, on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Chicago’s beautiful Montrose Harbor Grove 16 at 600 W Montrose Harbor Dr., Chicago, IL 60613 starting at 8:30 a.m.

7th Annual 5K RUN! To End Homelessness – Saturday, July 15, 2017

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The online registration period runs through race day. You may also register for the Kids Fun Run, a free event. Use this link to Register for the A Safe Haven 5K.

A Safe Haven Foundation, established in 1994, uses a sustainable model to help with temporary housing, treatment and recover, education, job training and placement, employee retention and permanent housing. With a roof over your head and three-square meals a day, A Safe Haven program graduates move on to help others. Many of the program participants are veterans and battle addiction, post-traumatic stress and other challenges. Fundraising events like the annual 5k run help put success in reach.

Michael V. Favia is active on the board of directors for A Safe Haven and enjoys helping in supporting community events raising funds and awareness of the causes that affect friends and neighbors in the Chicago area.

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About us: Michael V. Favia & Associates, P.C. is a health law and litigation firm in Chicago representing individuals, healthcare professionals and organizations with civil legal matters as well as professional licensing and regulation.

Chicago health law and litigation attorney Michael V. Favia and his associates in several locations and disciplines, advise and represent private individuals as well as healthcare professionals in all types of litigation and administrative matters involving licensing and regulatory agencies.

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A Safe Haven Foundation honors Rotary International and incoming president John F. Germ

On Saturday, November 5, at the Drake Hotel in Oak Brook, Illinois, board member Michael V. Favia, of and with A Safe Haven Foundation, recognize Rotary International and the incoming 2016-2017 President, Mr. John F. Germ, as A Safe Haven Foundation’s 2016 Humanitarian Business Association and Humanitarian Leadership of the year. Both Rotary International and Mr. Germ are being recognized for the tireless work done by Rotary International Members and the leadership – locally and globally. The Black-Tie Dinner Celebration is scheduled to take place from 7:00 – 10:30 p.m. and information is available at www.ASafeHaven.org/gala.

Message from A Safe Haven President

President and co-founder of A Safe Haven, Neli Vazquez Rowland, recently commented stated about this year’s Black-Tie event, “We are very excited to honor Rotary International and the incoming President, John F. Germ, with the Inaugural Humanitarian Business Association and Humanitarian Leadership Awards, for their collective and individual selfless contributions in making the world a better place for so many people. I could not think of a more worthwhile association or leader to receive this award than Rotary International and John F. Germ for the commitment to serving humanity.

As a Rotary One member, I am proud to be part of an Association which has demonstrated through their actions, locally and around the world, how a group of like-minded people can achieve great positive impact in communities and support causes that really matter and affect everyday lives. I am incredibly honored that both Rotary International and Mr. Germ have agreed to accept this recognition. This is our small way of saying thank you to those on the front lines who support our efforts to help the homelessness get back on their feet. Thank you to Rotary International, John F. Germ and fellow Rotarians from across the world. We are humbled and look forward to honoring Rotary International and John F. Germ on Saturday, November 5, 2016.”

Since January 2014, Michael V. Favia has served A Safe Haven as a member of the board of directors. He shares enthusiasm for the unique model A Safe Haven uses to help the homeless, as a private sector success story worth following.

About A Safe Haven

A Safe Haven Foundation is a nationally recognized Social-Business Enterprise model dedicated to assisting families, individuals and veterans who are homeless or in crisis to achieve sustainable self-sufficiency. They provide temporary housing, treatment and recovery, education, job training and placement for those in need.  A Safe Haven has been lauded by leaders in academia, business and in government for its outstanding measurable success in its creation and application of a workable model to help those in need become fully self-sufficient.

About Rotary International

Rotary International is a 1.2 million-member organization that began with the vision of one man – Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on February 23, 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.

About us: Michael V. Favia & Associates, P.C. is a health law and litigation firm in Chicago representing individuals, healthcare professionals and organizations with civil legal matters as well as professional licensing and regulation.

Chicago health law and litigation attorney Michael V. Favia and his associates in several locations and disciplines, advise and represent private individuals as well as healthcare professionals in all types of litigation and administrative matters involving licensing and regulatory agencies.

Michael V. Favia and Associates, P.C. represents individual physicians and health care organizations in the Chicago area with a variety of legal matters. With offices conveniently located in the Chicago Loop, Northwest side and suburban meeting locations, you can schedule a discrete meeting with an attorney at your convenience and discretion. Michael V. Favia & Associates is available at (773) 631-4580. Please visit www.favialawfirm.com and feel free to “Like” the firm on Facebook and “Follow” the firm on Twitter. You can also review endorsements and recommendations for Michael V. Favia on his Avvo.com profile and on LinkedIn.

 

A Safe Haven Foundation founders selected to Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner’s transition committees

A Safe Haven has enjoyed success because they use an innovated Social Business Enterprise model that engages other businesses and everyone wins.

A Safe Haven has enjoyed success because they use an innovated Social Business Enterprise model that engages other businesses and everyone wins.

“Neli Vazquez Rowland, President of A Safe Haven Foundation (ASHF) was appointed as a co-chair to the Healthcare and Human Services Committee as part of Governor-elect Rauner’s transition efforts. Brian Rowland, co-founder and CEO of A Safe Haven will serve on the Transition Policy Committee for Veterans.[i]

Serving on Governor Elect Bruce Rauner’s transition committees, the Rowlands have a unique opportunity to offer input and share the knowledge they gained while growing the A Safe Haven Foundation with its private sector business model to help Chicago area homeless get back on their feet.

The Rauner Transition Committees consist of a broad range of community, business, faith and political leaders whose expertise is expected to help make Illinois the most compassionate and competitive state in the U.S. For more information about the Governor Elect, you may visit MakeIllinoisGreat.com. “I am committed to assembling a diverse and talented team to drive results for our state and bring back Illinois.” – Bruce Rauner

Homelessness and poverty are serious symptoms of a challenged economy and failure on many levels of society. Public funding cuts caused many homeless shelters on government contracts to close their doors. Men and women with children who lost jobs have few places to turn. Homeless veterans also face compelling challenges. A Safe Haven has enjoyed success because they use an innovated Social Business Enterprise model that engages other businesses and everyone wins.

“I am so honored to be selected to serve on this committee and am ready to roll-up my sleeves and get work done, Neli Vazquez Rowland commented. “The issues of healthcare and human services are dire! According to the Social Impact Research Center, over 30% of our neighbors in Illinois are low income or live in poverty. These individuals need help with medical bills, purchasing prescriptions and buying groceries. They are often one paycheck away from becoming homeless. For more detail, please read the press release on the A Safe Haven Foundation website, A Safe Haven Foundation (ASHF) Co-Founders Brian Rowland and Neli Vazquez Rowland Appointed as Co-Chairs for Transition Policy Committees.

Michael V. Favia is an active member of the A Safe Haven Foundation Board of Directors, he frequently attends A Safe Haven events, and community outreach activities to help increase awareness about this well-received private sector model to promote social well being in communities that had previously relied on federal funding.

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[i] A Safe Haven Foundation, Press Release: A Safe Haven Foundation (ASHF) Co-Founders Brian Rowland and Neli Vazquez Rowland Appointed as Co-Chairs for Transition Policy Committees.