Gwen receives dyslexia proclamation from Governor Pete Ricketts. 
  

          Non-profit 501 ( c ) 3

   Safe Haven Community Center          

    Prevention & Intervention holistic  advocacy center serving children & families in the Greater Omaha Community   Since 1999               


  2895  Binney St      402 706-1358

  9am - 4pm  Call for Appointment

Support Letter for Services Provided by Safe Haven

Celebrating 19 Years of Service 

​Safe Haven Community Center is 501( c ) 3 grassroots organization.  We assist youth adults and families who may other wise fall through the cracks of our education, housing, and social service system.​


Our mission is to provide education and housing services to adults, children and families while acting as a holistic resource and referral advocacy social service community center insuring that all clients receive education and housing services needed to have a healthy stable home environment and to become productive citizens.  
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                      Parent Testimony

Thank You so Much for All You Do!  Safe Haven is a diamond in the rough of our city-much app
reciation.  May God continue to bless. My family and I  would like to sincerely thank you for all your time, effort and work you put into helping us save our home and finding funds to help with July rent. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. What a blessing you are to our community for all you do helping families in need and working with our  children to reach their full learning potentials.

 Love M. Scott and family
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 About Safe Haven Community Center  programs & services

Early Childhood & Parent Network


The Early Childhood & Parent Network members believe parents are their child's first teacher. We believe professional child-care providers, parents and grandparents can work together to ensure that children are prepared academically and for life.  The Network supports early childhood child-care providers in-home/centers, parents, grandparents and teachers by inspiring, empowering, advocating and educating. We do this through educational services, conferences, training workshops, meetings, and advocating for policies and legislation.   For more information go to the Early Childhood  & Parent Network page. 


R.E.A.D.S (Right to Educate Advocate for Dyslexic Students & Special Education)


R.E.A.D.S believes every child with dyslexia needs classroom accommodations, and/or extra educational services to be academic successful in school. R.E.A.D.S Advocates understands this, and we are here to help support parents in advocating for their child's educational rights. R.E.A.D.S Advocates are here to help answer your questions, attend meetings and support you through the IEP or 504 process.  Dyslexia Tutoring available school age children for more information go to R.E.A.D.S page.  


Safe Haven provided a youth and adult education classes, and tutorial services to American, Somalia, Sudanese, Korea, Burma, and Hispanic youth and adults 18-Adults before having to place the program on hold due to have to to take on the Omaha Public School system, Educare, and Buffet Early Childhood Institute concerning the mopoly and sabotage of the childcare industry by encouraging parents to attend their programs and down playing the childcare industry refering to the industry as "baby sitters".  The situation affected the centers services becauses Gwen Easter the founder of Safe Haven Community Center is also the owner of Safe Haven Early Childhood Preschool Education Academy.   Ms. Easter staff, teachers and volunteers have helped youth and adults who struggle with reading and have a  learning disability, dyslexia  learn to read and write,  learn English, prepare for GED testing, jobs since 2000.  Adult Education program helped  more than 11 student obtain there GED. 


Home Intervention Referral Service


Safe Haven Community Center has also served over 585 families through the Home Intervention Referral Service.  Our housing specialists research, connect and advocate for low-income families who are in jeopardy of losing their home or in need of a home get connected  to community agencies and churches for utilities, deposits, rent. Our specialists advocates for adults and families to receive services because often times there are barriers that disqualify a family from receiving services from agencies. 

Our specialist work with families to connect to landlords to rent their properties. Our specialist are certified Rentwise trainers. It is our goal to offer a RentWise education training to educate individuals and families about renting and other topics that support families housing need.


Safe Night Youth Rally


Safe Haven Community Center has host 15 Safe Night Youth Rallies since 1999 and have reached over  over 3,000 children and families.  Safe Nights Youth Rallies discourage drug, alcohol,  gang life.  Promotes putting God/Jesus first ,neighborhood safety, love, peace and unity in the community. 

Safe Haven Community Center Youth & Adult Education 
program has served over 398 students through Youth and Adult Basic Education Literacy, GED, ESL, Job Readiness classes and Work Experience program including over 240 Maximus Employment First, Rescare participants since 2007 and Rescare clients.  We have helped a few adults’ study for their citizenship.  (Currently on hold)