March 1st, 2013
Today, Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center launches a 90-day capital campaign to fund a new van. Our current van has over 135,000 miles on it, and we’re looking to our friends in the community to help us replace it. To support Operation Care-A-Van, click here.
February 25th, 2013
We invite our supporters, volunteers, staff and the community to join is in celebrating 35 years of service to battered women in our region.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Safe Haven Resource Center, 414 W. 1st Street
3:30 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
4:00 – 6:00 Reception
4:30 Keynote address by Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon
We’ll also kick off “Operation Care-A-Van” to raise money for a new van!
January 23rd, 2013
Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center will be celebrating its 35th anniversary on March 1, 2013. Help us commemorate this milestone by lending your voice to the Safe Haven story. We’re collecting stories and photos from survivors, volunteers and staff to share with our e-community. Please take a few moments to share your memories or photos – you may remain anonymous if you prefer.
December 19th, 2012
Safe Haven is pleased to announce that Nancy Rectenwald has joined the Resource Center team as our new Self-Sufficiency Coordinator. Prior to joining Safe Haven, Nancy worked for over ten years as a Psychologist at St. Luke’s Hillside Center. “I am really excited to be working in an outreach position, and am looking forward to working in a dynamic environment with new challenges each day.” Welcome Nancy!
December 11th, 2012
Debra Ann Cervenka
“Safe Haven is honored to welcome Judyth Babst, Debra Ann Cervenka and Melissa Kadlec as new board members. Each one brings a wealth of experience in serving their communities that will enhance our efforts to serve battered women. We look forward to working with them during their terms on the board,” says Susan Utech, Executive Director of Safe Haven.
Melissa Kadlec is Marketing Manager at Citon Computer Corp. Kadlec’s successful career includes positions with Charter Communications as a marketing and public relations manager and Executive Director of Duluth Sister Cities International. She is a graduate of St. Cloud State University. Kadlec has been an active member of the Duluth community serving on various boards including the Duluth-Växjö Soccer Exchange, Duluth Legacy Endowment Fund & Duluth Art Institute and Duluth Sister Cities International.
Debra Ann Cervenka was an officer and on the Board of Directors of Phillips Plastics Corporation, serving as Executive Vice President, responsible for Marketing, Sales and People Services until the Cervenkas sold the company in December 2010. She has dedicated the past eight years to non-profit work and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy – Wisconsin Chapter, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Northland College, Chair of the Philanthropy Committee – Ecumen, and serves on the Board of Visitors of the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Wisconsin.
Judyth Babst is a co-founder and board member of the Duluth Girls Hockey Association and volunteer at Hartley Nature Center. Babst graduated from the University Of Minnesota with a BS in Occupational Therapy. She has worked with St Luke’s Home Health Care, Duluth Public Schools and Northern Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. An outdoors enthusiast and avid gardener, she is currently a member of three garden clubs (Longview, Unitarian Universalist, and Wild Ones).
The three new members join a fourteen-member board that oversees Safe Haven’s finances, strategic planning, policies and practices.
December 5th, 2012
Throughout November, 2012, Safe Haven offered Tech Savvy Parenting classes at the Resource Center. This ninety minute class provides an overview of cyber bullying and digital dating abuse, and steps parents can take to help prevent and appropriately respond to incidents of cyber abuse. Class attendees are provided with an iPad to practice these skills during class. Classes are free of charge.
If you would like to schedule a Tech Savvy Parenting class for your your group, please contact Safe Haven’s Community Education Coordinator. Classes may be held at your location (if wi-fi is available) or at Safe Haven Resource Center.