Presentation on theme: "Twenty Years Of Integrating Entrepreneurship and Social Services A Safe Haven’s Social Enterprises and Entrepreneurial Training Brian M. Rowland, CEO."— Presentation transcript:
Twenty Years Of Integrating Entrepreneurship and Social Services A Safe Haven’s Social Enterprises and Entrepreneurial Training Brian M. Rowland, CEO
“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.”
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
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.
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
Behavioral health Supportive and Transitional Housing Case Management Drug and Alcohol Treatment Affordable Housing Adult Education JOB TRAINING AND PLACEMENT Program
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.
Return on Investment Thousands of ASH clients now supporting themselves & their families Paying taxes Contributing to their communities 20% of employees are Veterans
18 For-Profits provide: Revenue Jobs Housing A Safe Haven Foundation 501(c)3
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
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
Social Enterprises Talent Resource Services Landscaping Pest Control Catering / Culinary Arts Call Center (Sales/Customer Service) Maintenance Services Security Services Be! Products
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
FISCAL YEAR 2013 Transitional Job Placements: 585 Permanent Direct Hire Placements: 352 106 Employer Partners
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
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
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
Maintenance On-the-job training program model Basic janitorial skills, including green cleaning
Call Center Develop customer service skills Preparation for career in sales Annual 5K RUN! To End Homelessness
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