A Safe Haven Foundation is a 501(c)3 not for profit, social enterprise that helps people aspire, transform and sustain their lives as they transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose. A Safe Haven provides the tools for each individual to overcome the root causes of homelessness through a holistic and scalable model. A Safe Haven’s visible social and economic impact unites families, stabilizes neighborhoods, and creates vibrant, viable communities.
Our mission is to shelter and help empower victims and survivors of domestic abuse to become safe, secure, and self-reliant; and through education and collaboration to mobilize our community to help prevent domestic violence.
22,000 Members and Growing
Our 22,000 member volunteers are what make our organization so remarkable. Each one is incredibly generous and imaginative. Each one is highly motivated to effect change in their communities because they have a personal stake in the outcome. And each one has the spirit to get the job done, whatever it is and whatever it takes.
Why Are We Unique?
Each Assistance League chapter exists to serve the unique needs and challenges of their community. Funds serve local needs, and services are locally designed, organized and carried out to fit these needs. The national organization supports, trains and monitors chapters to assure they function to the best standards of nonprofit governance. We are 120 chapters united in purpose and dedicated to making local lives better.
Austin Clubhouse is a working community that empowers adults with persistent mental health diagnoses to achieve their highest potential through employment, housing, education and socialization. We are the only organization in Travis County that follows the “Clubhouse Model” which is an evidence-based, non-clinical day rehabilitation program structured to model a regular work day.
Both members and staff engage together in the running and operations of every function the Clubhouse from leading wellness classes to tracking essential program data. All the work in the Clubhouse is designed to help increase members self-worth, purpose, confidence and independence.
We are a a go-to resource for mental health support services through four primary programs: Employment Support, Education Support, Housing Support and The Whole Health and Wellness Program.
Our building is divided into two distinct units to facilitate the complete onsite operation of a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, The Business & Admin Unit and The Kitchen & Wellness Unit. Because of this, our supply needs vary greatly, from kitchen equipment to prepare healthy lunches to up-to-date technology for job searching.
We greatly appreciate any and all assistance that any supporters and donors can provide. We invite you to learn more about us at our website, austinclubhouse.org or give us a call at 512-925-5877 to schedule a tour any day of the week!
Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is comprised of over 185 Greater Austin churches and thousands of trained volunteers bringing hope into crisis. ADRN’s network enables and empowers church members to organize, prepare, mobilize, and respond quickly in the event of disaster, great or small. Business partners, local agencies and community support play a vital role in ADRN’s mission. It is through the generosity of their in-kind donations, monetary gifts and volunteer assistance, that ADRN can fund the rebuild/repair of survivor homes and provide immediate assistance to those in crisis.
Baltimore Outreach Services (BOS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless and impoverished women build a better life by providing housing, education and job training. Since its founding in 2002, BOS has operated around the clock, 365 days each year to providing food, shelter and a comprehensive array of services to more than 3,500 women and children. Our 40-bed emergency shelter operates 24-hours per day, providing 3 meals and 1 snack daily, full case management, health/mental services, educational programs, job training, employment services, and housing placement. In addition to the emergency shelter, BOS operates 10 scattered site affordable rental homes and a program of outreach and support for prior shelter residents.
The BLESS Coalition exists to mobilize the community to free people from generational poverty. Our vision is to collaborate with local government, schools, businesses and other nonprofits to better serve those in need with basic needs, education, employment and housing.
The BLESS General Store provides personal hygiene products and home cleaning supplies that cannot be purchased with an EBT card.
Boston Rescue Mission transforms lives by empowering people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to achieve a healthy and self-sufficient life. We foster independence and self-sufficiency among people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing emergency shelter to those in crisis and connecting them with in-house programs that assist them in dealing with the issues that led to their present situation.
Brent's Place is a long-term home away from home for families and children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses while they receive treatment at local hospitals.
In addition to Safe-Clean housing, we provide a variety of uniquely tailored programs and services for the entire family designed to help in the healing process.
Bridge is Boston’s foremost agency providing essential services for homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. Bridge provides a range of services from basic survival needs to counseling services, education and career development resources, and housing support.
Caruso Family Charities is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to assisting families who have a child, adolescent or young adult being treated in Colorado for a life-threatening disease or life-altering event. Through our Funding Families program, our mission is to relieve some financial pressures, such as rent, insurance payments, energy bills, co-pays or gas, so the family may focus on caring for their sick child.
Cathedral School of Saint Mary enriches students and their families spiritually, academically and socially by fostering a diverse community through, with and in the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Devoted to walking His word.
As Christian educators, we, in collaboration with each parent, share the privilege and responsibility of facilitating the growth of the whole child. Through our religious and academic program, we help to form the spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical development of every student entrusted to us.
Cathedral School of Saint Mary worships together as a faith community focused on Catholic traditions while incorporating the Gospel message of Jesus in everyday life.
Cathedral School of Saint Mary provides students and their families with a quality instructional program focused on meeting the needs of the students to guide them in reaching their full potential.
Cathedral School of Saint Mary maintains a safe, disciplined, nurturing Christ-centered environment conducive to learning.
Our mission is to meet the most basic of human needs for those in our community. We assist with food, clothing, shelter and navigating toward self-sufficiency.
We are committed to serving all individuals in need – regardless of racial, ethnic, cultural or religious origins, ability to pay, or mental, physical or developmental challenges.
We serve Chemung and Schuyler Counties and we value your support! You are the power behind this work!
CC4C is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization focused on supporting the Austin and Texas community of families with children affected by a rare or undiagnosed condition.
CC4C is a comprehensive network of support, resources for families having a child(ren) with a rare or undiagnosed condition. CC4C forms alliances with top medical and research institutions and specialists to assist our children towards physical wellness. Through its programs, the children learn to persevere through their daily struggles and celebrate life.
Visit www.cc4c.org to learn more.
We believe in bringing people together and involving children, families, and partners in the life of the museum and the community. Spark offers a place for young people to learn and grow through hands-on, interactive exhibits where they can touch, feel and ask questions.
In 1988, Dallas businessman Jim Sowell was moved by his concern for the problems associated with poverty. He took action in response to the human suffering he observed by working with friends to launch the Central Dallas Food Pantry in a strip shopping center at Henderson and Central Expressway.
In 1990, the organization received status as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and, due to its growth, relocated to larger quarters at 801 N. Peak in East Dallas. In August 1994, current CEO, Larry James, joined the organization and shortly thereafter, Central Dallas Food Pantry began doing business as Central Dallas Ministries and acquired an additional building at 409 N. Haskell.
In October 2010, Central Dallas Ministries changed its name to CitySquare in order to better reflect the commitment to equality, inclusiveness, and recognition that fighting poverty involves bringing the entire community together in the heart of the city.
In November 2014, CitySquare relocated most of its direct services programs, including the food pantry and workforce training department, to its new Opportunity Center – a 53,000 square foot collective impact campus located at the corner of Malcolm X Boulevard and I-30.
Since our humble beginnings in 1988 to present day, CitySquare has grown into a broad nonprofit organization offering a comprehensive array of social services that address four key areas related to the persistence of poverty: hunger, health, housing, and hope. Together, our social service programs provide more than 50,000 human touches in Dallas and Paris, Texas.
CLAWS is not a shelter. CLAWS has no paid employees, receives no funds from the state, and exists solely on donations and money we make from fundraisers and adoption donations. Because of this, 100% of every dollar raised goes directly toward the care of our animals.
Crossroads for Women is an Albuquerque-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and therapeutic services to empower New Mexico women emerging from incarceration.
The mission of Crossroads for Women is to provide comprehensive, integrated services to empower women emerging from incarceration to achieve safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives in the community, for themselves and their children.
We bring hope to kids through our backpack food program, Hope Centers, recovery programs, coaching to excel on the field and in life, counseling for children and families, as well as providing resources for families.
Also, we encourage and support teachers by providing mentors and tutors, classroom volunteers, school adoptions and teacher appreciation events.
Deborah’s Place opens doors of opportunity for women who are homeless in Chicago. Supportive housing and services offer women their key to healing, achieving their goals and moving on from the experience of homelessness.
We seek to fulfill our mission through the expression of our core values:
We believe that safe, clean and affordable housing is a right.
We believe that every woman has the potential to achieve her goals and determine her future.
We believe that women heal from life traumas through healthy relationships and a caring, supportive community.
We believe we must seek to affirm diversity, strive to be inclusive of individual identities and experiences, and work to create an intentional and equitable community of residents, staff, volunteers, and donors
We believe in striving for continual growth, development and excellence in the supportive housing and services we provide.
We believe that our impact is greatest when we work in collaboration with individuals, organizations and the community at large.
The Downtown Women’s Center is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. DWC envisions a Los Angeles with every woman housed and on a path to personal stability. Its mission is to end homelessness for women in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, employment, and advocacy. Learn more at www.DowntownWomensCenter.org
The mission of the Duet Design Group Foundation is to bridge the gap between interior design and the general public. Our goal is to seek ways to improve the lives of residents who are unable to take advantage of professional design services by creating healing and soothing environments to those less fortunate. Our emphasis is primarily directed to our youth and their families.
We partner with area churches to provide food, shelter, transportation, job training, budgeting, and many more critical services to Grayson County homeless families with children. We unite congregations of all beliefs, provide volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, and create community initiatives. Currently there are more than 600 school aged children in Grayson County experiencing homelessness. There are many more homeless children that have not yet started school.
First Step House was founded in 1958 by members of Alcoholic Anonymous. The people served at that time were characterized by a historical document as men “brought to their knees” by alcoholism. We are an organization that is proud of our history and legacy of working to meet the healthcare needs of vulnerable people in our community. We are honored to continue to focus on helping people who experience serious behavioral health conditions with a mission to help people build lives of meaning, purpose, and recovery. Today, FSH is a dual diagnosis capable, behavioral health treatment and housing provider. We specialize in delivering evidence-based interventions known to effectively address and mitigate the consequences of moderate- to high-severity substance use disorders. We have a long history of working with people who have co-occurring mental health conditions, unstable housing, criminal justice involvement, and primary health concerns. We also specialize in treating criminogenic factors in people involved with the criminal justice system who have a high recidivism risk. We recognize that untreated, or undertreated, substance use problems among this population contributes significantly to high reincarceration rates among this group. The scope of services that we offer includes substance use disorder and mental health assessments, residential substance use disorder treatment, outpatient treatment, recovery residence services, housing, case management, medical services, employment support, peer support services, and long-term recovery management.
Florence Crittenton Services is a Denver nonprofit with a mission to educate, prepare, and empower teen mothers and their children to become productive members of the community. Our campus is a full-service family resource center that includes an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Center, the Alethia E. Morgan, MD Health Center, and, through our 36-year partnership with Denver Public Schools, the on-site Florence Crittenton High School. On our new campus, we have extended our programming to offer services for teen families year round.
Global Citizen is a non-profit organization dedicated to civic engagement among diverse groups through volunteering, education, community building, service learning, economic opportunity, leadership development and dialogue. Global Citizen brings together people of all ages and backgrounds through active citizenship and civic responsibility that result in breaking down barriers, building understanding, and fostering ongoing, diverse partnerships. Global Citizen Programs include the annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service and Year-Round Volunteering Program. Issues of focus include poverty, homelessness, at-risk young people, race relations, public health, safety, digital inclusion, veterans, energy and the environment.
We are the Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center (HTPRC), now serving women facing unplanned pregnancies at two locations: east Austin’s at-risk community and the growing Austin suburban community around Dripping Springs. Our mission is to save lives in the name of Jesus Christ. We have positive solutions concerning unexpected pregnancies and share God’s grace with those in need.
We educate on parenthood and abstinence/sexuality, and we offer compassionate care to each of our clients, regardless of their decisions. It is our vision to reach the east Austin and Dripping Springs communities with the truth about life. We prayerfully recruit dedicated staff and volunteers who are qualified and who love our clients.
We endeavor to portray the love of Christ in all we do. We endeavor to maintain a high level of professionalism to be examples in our community. We build positive relationships with other agencies that provide many other resources for our clients. We endeavor, through meeting the physical needs of our clients, to introduce them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Since 1985, the Irving Schools Foundation has been a vital presence in the Irving ISD community, funding programs that touch and transform the lives of thousands of students, teachers, and district employees every year.
Little Essentials offers at-risk families living in poverty urgently needed children’s supplies and parenting education to promote the health, well-being and safety of their children under five years of age. Since our founding, we have served over 50,000 New York City children in need and have distributed nearly half a million diapers.
To learn more and for ways to get involved, visit littleessentials.org
Oxford House is a concept in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. In its simplest form, an Oxford House describes a democratically run, self-supporting and drug free home. Parallel to this concept lies the organizational structure of Oxford House, Inc. This publicly supported, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation is the umbrella organization which provides the network connecting all Oxford Houses and allocates resources to duplicate the Oxford House concept where needs arise.
Paws for Life Utah is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to helping homeless dogs, cats and other “at risk” animals from municipal shelters find forever homes. We are a no-kill advocate, who through a partnership with the Heber valley animal shelter, accomplished the important goal of achieving their no-kill status in 2013. Since then, we have expanded our reach throughout the state of Utah to rescue animals at risk. We share Best Friend’s vision for the future of a “no kill” nation.
One of Paws for Life Utah’s primary goals is to collaborate with other rescues and shelters throughout Utah to help our state become “no kill”. We accomplish this through community awareness, providing medical, spay/neuter, immunization, microchipping and education, promoting and publicizing animals available for adoption, and hosting numerous remote adoption events throughout the year. We rescue both adoptable and those more challenging to place such as seniors and special needs. We house animals at the Heber shelter, with our fosters, and our boarding facility, Goldrush Kennels
We also provide health care and other services as needed, taking the time to work with animals in need, whether it be related to a medical issue, a behavioral issue or a basic training need. We also fund and administer immunizations for all animals entering our program.
We believe that the best way to attack the pet overpopulation problem is to focus on the root of the problem – preventing more dogs and cats from being born. Every pet that enters Paws for Life Utah’s program is spayed or neutered before being placed in his/her adoptive home. We strive to educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering. We also provide support through a TNR (trap, neuter, release) program in an effort to reduce the number of feral cats and colonies in our communities.
We rely on volunteers to keep our organization running. Our volunteers assist at the shelter in walking the dogs, caring for the cats, cleaning cat cages and dog runs, and providing love, affection and exercise to help socialize the adoptable dogs and cats at the shelter, which facilitates their ability to find forever homes. We consider our partnership with Heber Valley Animal Services a model for other municipalities and rescue organizations to work together with a common goal for reducing the homeless pet population.
PTSD Foundation of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring to our combat veterans and their families with post traumatic stress. Many warriors are coming home with visible wounds; countless others are coming home with scars we cannot see, wounded souls from witnessing the horrors of war over and over again – PTSD. We feel it is our duty as Americans to help these mighty warriors and their families adjust and find their new normal.
Our mission is to ensure every child in Chicago has the essentials they need to thrive in the first five years of life. We do this by collecting new and gently used baby items from those with “extras” to spare and distributing them to families living in poverty through a sustainable network of volunteers, community stakeholders, and social service agencies.
Our mission is to donate hygiene products to homeless women and to help destigmatize menstruation. Hygiene packs are distributed to women on the streets, sober living homes, shelters, supportive housing, and transitional/crisis housing during our outreach.
The Art of Living provides a variety of resources to the East Lancaster corridor to enrich the lives of families and individuals experiencing poverty and empower youth experiencing homelessness to imagine a brighter future.
In line with its mission to provide school supplies for students and teachers in low-income schools in
Southwestern PA, The Education Partnership gives donated classroom supplies to 139 schools in 7
During the 2019-2020 school year The Education Partnership will distribute more than $4 million worth
of school supplies to local students and teachers in schools with student populations greater than 70%
impoverished, putting tools in the hands of 55,000 students through The Education Partnership’s three
* The Teacher Resource Center invites teachers from partner schools to “shop” for free supplies. Each
teacher is guaranteed an allotment of core school supplies (notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, crayons,
etc.), and extra classroom supplies—like toys, clothing, cleaning supplies, furniture, etc.—that vary
based on availability.
* The Adopt-A-School program connects community members to schools in need, facilitating the
creation and distribution of Power Tools Homework Kits for students. These kits are designed to provide
the basic supplies students need to complete assignments meant to engage them in their schoolwork.
* The STEAM Lending Library, equips our partner teachers with classroom kits of ready-to-use, hands-on
resources for teaching engaging lessons in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Each
teacher at our partner schools is eligible to reserve one of our STEAM kits, based on availability and use
that kit for up to 6 weeks before returning it for others to use.
We purchase new and collect excess office supplies to share with schools in need thereby keeping those
supplies out of landfills.
The Women's Housing Coalition is dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness for women and children by providing affordable housing and supportive services to enable them to sustain social and financial independence.
The WHC serves homeless, low-income women with disabilities and families. In addition to housing, WHC services include case management, advocacy and life skills training. Services are tailored to meet the needs of each woman or family and are based on their individual situations and goals.