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AFP Aware 2018: Giving Back to Chicago

Nov 5, 2018

AFP 2018 attendees discuss their experiences volunteering for the AFP Aware Community Service Project, sponsored by BBVA Compass. Now in its tenth year, AFP Aware gives back to the region where the conference is taking place by partnering with a local nonprofit organization.

This year, AFP Aware partnered with A Safe Haven Foundation (ASHF), which provides shelter and services to Chicago-area residents who are struggling with homelessness, addiction, abuse and other issues. The nearly 25-year-old nonprofit operates a network of over 36 multifamily locations for permanent and senior affordable housing, as well as a temporary housing program that includes meals, case management, drug and alcohol treatment, healthcare, and job training and placement.

ASHF offers classes for GED test preparation, resume building, relapse prevention, financial and computer literacy, health, and nutrition. The organization also has apprenticeships in welding, landscaping and culinary arts, as well as vocational training in housekeeping, security and customer service.

Learn more about AFP Aware here. Learn more about A Safe Haven here.