Wow!! Thank you guys SO MUCH.
June 21, 2016
BENEFITING: A SAFE HAVEN FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Jul 10, 2016
I befriended a man in Manhattan 4 years ago named Ivan. He's an elderly bipolar schizophrenic who is homeless and owns little more than a bottle of lithium pills. During our conversation at a diner on 112th and Broadway, I learned he was a mechanical engineer who worked for the Sperry Gyroscope Company during the '50s and was commissioned by the U.S. Government to work on correcting naval ships' inertial guidance systems. So what happened?
Schizophrenia chose him, and he didn't have close family or children to step in and catch him.
Everyone's story is different, yet their destination is the same harsh and unforgiving place. Chronic problems do not disappear or solve themselves, but there ARE organizations dedicated to doing that. A Safe Haven helps homeless people achieve sustainable self sufficiency and serves military veterans, women with children, families, youth (18 to 24-year-olds), the non-violent criminal justice impacted population and single adults. While giving a homeless person on the street money may keep them alive, it doesn't fix the greater underlying problem - helping them off the street. By donating to A Safe House, you can be confident your money is going to a place that will help chip away at homelessness.
Help me help a friend like Ivan. I'm asking for $10, or more if you feel like I do. If money is tight, I understand. You can also help me by linking my page to your friends or others who may feel inclined to help. Thank you.
To see how your contributions help, please see A Safe Haven's 2015 annual report below: