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Human Services : Homeless Services

Safe Haven Family Shelter

Preventing, reducing, and intervening in family homelessness

four stars

93.19

1234 3rd Avenue South Nashville, TN 37210
tel: (615) 256-8195   Web Site
EIN: 62-1807653

Board Leadership
John Nefflen
President

CEO
Joyce Lavery
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.19 four stars
  Financial 90.38 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Safe Haven Family Shelter empowers Middle Tennessee homeless families with children to achieve lasting self-sufficiency. We are a shelter-to-housing program which accepts entire homeless families and provides comprehensive services. As our name implies, we have an emergency shelter program, but we also offer a Transitional Housing Program and Rapid Rehousing Program. Safe Haven Family Shelter's comprehensive approach is one of service, compassion, trauma-informed care and evidenced-bases practices.

Safe Haven Family Shelter empowers Middle Tennessee homeless families with children to achieve lasting self-sufficiency. We are a shelter-to-housing program which accepts entire homeless families and provides comprehensive services. As our name implies, we have an emergency shelter program, but we also offer a Transitional Housing Program and Rapid Rehousing Program. Safe Haven Family Shelter's comprehensive approach is one of service, compassion, trauma-informed care and evidenced-bases practices.

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Financial

four stars

90.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.95
  Program Expenses Growth 15.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Safe Haven Family Shelter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Safe Haven Family Shelter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Safe Haven Family Shelter (TN) 93.19 four stars
Chapman Partnership (FL) 95.11 four stars
New England Center and Home for Veterans (MA) 85.72 three stars
Miriam's Kitchen (DC) 92.92 four stars
Raphael House of San Francisco (CA) 91.59 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $864,897
   Federated Campaigns $16,340
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $266,732
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $437,188
Total Contributions $1,585,157
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,585,157
   Other Revenue $12,328
TOTAL REVENUE $1,597,485
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,540,174
   Administrative Expenses $223,269
   Fundraising Expenses $244,715
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,008,158
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-410,673
   
Net Assets $3,414,759

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Safe Haven Family Shelter has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 93.19 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 91.81 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.79 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 90.24 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.16 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2014 99.32 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 97.09 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 92.19 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 62-1807653
Name in IRS Master File NASHVILLE SAFE HAVEN FAMILY SHELTER
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$90,872 4.52% Joyce Lavery Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Safe Haven Family Shelter (TN) 93.19 four stars
Christian Community Action, Connecticut (CT) 87.94 three stars
Our House, Georgia (GA) 92.21 four stars
Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida (FL) 91.40 four stars
Chapman Partnership (FL) 95.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Safe Haven Family Shelter
1234 3rd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210
tel: (615) 256-8195
EIN: 62-1807653

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Board Leadership

John Nefflen
President

CEO

Joyce Lavery
Executive Director, CEO

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