Neli Vazquez Rowland has been recognized by the White House, Rotary International and local and national groups as a social business enterprise trailblazer. Her work at A Safe Haven Foundation has made her into a thought leader on the topic of poverty and homelessness.

The foundation successfully rebuilds lives by assessing and addressing the root causes of poverty and homelessness with an individualized, integrated, comprehensive approach to social and economic crisis.

The model has attracted attention from government delegations from across the country and around the world. It helps more than 5,000 people each year, empowering them to transform their own lives.