Thursday, November 29, 2007

CSM Nashville Partner Ministry Serves Homeless Families

From the Nashville City Paper, November 15, 2007

Safe Haven Focuses on the Family Side of Homelessness

As she walked in the front door of Nashville’s Safe Haven Family Shelter, the woman who held her daughter tightly by the hand could have been mistaken for one of the dozen prospective shelter volunteers.

And while it was clear she was of far more modest means than the crowd of business people who had just left, it wasn’t her clothes but her trepidation — and her daughter — that conveyed her real reason for coming to the shelter on Wednesday.

“Uh, yes, I need to speak to someone,” the woman, who asked not to be identified, said. She paused, sighed briefly and took a deep breath. “We’re… well, we’re homeless.”

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