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1 Twenty Years Of Integrating Entrepreneurship and Social Services A Safe Haven’s Social Enterprises and Entrepreneurial Training Brian M. Rowland, CEO

2 “It takes more than a big heart and a desire to help. It takes very resourceful people with business skills, the ability to pull in investors, and ways of developing empirical evidence to get grants.”

3 From Financial Sector to A Safe Haven  Early 1990s, flourishing as financial advisors  Scarcity of services for those in recovery  Began investing in abandoned real estate  Rehabbed 13-unit building and rented it to recovering addicts  Led to opening A Safe Haven Foundation in 1994

4 The Realization In order for people to sustain their sobriety, they need stable housing, living-wage employment, physical and mental healthcare, and access to supportive services.

5 Today  Annual Budget of $20 million  Served 50,000 individuals to date (currently 5,000/yr)  300 employees  1,300 beds across 33 sites throughout Chicagoland  Manage nearly 700 units of affordable housing

6 2750 W Roosevelt Rd

7 618 S Wabash

8 7355 N Damen

9 W Jarvis

10 12551 S Alpine Dr S Alpine Dr

11 East Dundee

12  Behavioral health  Supportive and Transitional Housing  Case Management  Drug and Alcohol Treatment  Affordable Housing  Adult Education  JOB TRAINING AND PLACEMENT Program

13 From Homelessness to Self-Sufficiency Individuals with significant employment barriers benefit from A Safe Haven’s social business enterprise model. Homeless men and women, Veterans, families, and individuals returning to the community re- enter the job market with critical job skills.

14 Return on Investment  Thousands of ASH clients now supporting themselves & their families  Paying taxes  Contributing to their communities  20% of employees are Veterans

15 18 For-Profits provide:  Revenue  Jobs  Housing A Safe Haven Foundation 501(c)3

16 Entrepreneurial Projects: Agency and Client Support  Support A Safe Haven  Provide necessary services for the agency  Expand scope of opportunities offered  Support residents of A Safe Haven  Provide job training  Real employment opportunities

17 ASH’s Main Campus  Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood  125,000 square feet main headquarters  Interim housing for up to 400 individuals  Multiple class rooms and computer lab  Training institute programs for SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

18 Computer Lab

19 Classroom

20 Social Enterprises  Talent Resource Services  Landscaping  Pest Control  Catering / Culinary Arts  Call Center (Sales/Customer Service)  Maintenance Services  Security Services  Be! Products

21 Talent Resource Services Clients referred to industry-based job training, placement, and retention program in six high-demand industries very forgiving to those with employment barriers Landscaping Pest Control Catering Call Center Maintenance Security Landscaping Pest Control Catering Call Center Maintenance Security

22 FISCAL YEAR 2013  Transitional Job Placements: 585  Permanent Direct Hire Placements: 352  106 Employer Partners

23 2013 Job Placement Data

24 Landscaping  “…a team of horticulture experts and professionally trained urban landscape professionals committed to enhancing urban landscapes, with a greater purpose.”  Since 1994, a pioneer in Social Enterprise  Contracts with City of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools

25 Pest Control  Licensed, bonded, and insured by the State of Illinois  Commercial and residential contracts  Green technology: State-of-the-art thermal remediation  Highly competitive rates

26 Catering & Culinary Arts  Graduates develop skills to succeed in any professional food service or hospitality environment  Boxed Lunch Event Catering  A Safe Haven Catering sustains our culinary food service job training program

27 Maintenance  On-the-job training program model  Basic janitorial skills, including green cleaning

28 Call Center  Develop customer service skills  Preparation for career in sales  Annual 5K RUN! To End Homelessness

29 Security

30 Be! Products: Cosmetic Nail Care

31 NEW Social Enterprise: Welding!  Grant awarded  Scheduled to launch in Fiscal Year 2015!

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