Haven for Hope Prioritizing Local Families During Cold Weather Events

Contact: Terri Behling, Director of Communications 

941-685-0204  Terri.Behling@HavenforHope.org 

Haven for Hope Prioritizing Families During Cold Weather Events

January 10, 2024 – Haven for Hope has been operating over capacity for two years, averaging between 1650 and 1720 clients per night. As the weather in San Antonio gets colder and freezing temperatures are predicted into next week, Haven will prioritize emergency overflow winter sleeping space for San Antonio families experiencing homelessness.

Haven has been working with our partners in the Homeless Response System and the City of San Antonio on alternative shelter spaces for individuals seeking shelter during freezing weather events, as Haven will prioritize families. Corazon Day Center, Communities Under the Bridge, SAMMinistries, and will have emergency shelter capacity if needed. The Salvation Army and other partners in the Homeless Response System may also have space available. 

In addition to prioritizing families for overflow winter sleeping, Haven staff regularly provides winter weather gear to our clients. Haven’s Outreach Team distributes hand warmers, coats, sleeping bags, gloves, and other items to unsheltered individuals. In our community, coordinated outreach workers from CAM, Centro, and the City of San Antonio distribute warming items to unsheltered individuals and offer transport to those who want temporary shelter in local churches.  

If someone is experiencing homelessness and seeking services and shelter, they can call the City’s Homeless Connections Hotline at 210-207-1799. 

Share the Warmth Donation Drive January 13

Haven for Hope is partnering with Smiles Behind Goods for a Share the Warmth event on Saturday, January 13, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The weather is predicted to get cold in San Antonio, and for those experiencing homelessness, a coat, hat, scarf, gloves, or long-sleeved shirt can go a long way.

If you live in San Antonio and can drop off some winter gear items to Haven this weekend, you won’t have to leave your car! Drive to our Donation Center, 1 Haven for Hope Way; volunteers will collect your donation. We’ll have some local social media influencers at Haven helping us collect the donations.

Can’t make it? Visit our Amazon Wishlist, choose an item, and it will ship directly to Haven!

If you would like to support Haven with a cash donation, your support will go a long way to keep our clients warm this winter. Click here to donate.

RFP – Emergency Duress Buttons and Two-Way Communication

Haven for Hope Request for Proposal – Emergency Duress Buttons and Two-Way Communication

Haven for Hope is seeking proposals for the purchase and installation of thirty-six (36) duress buttons, installation of three (3) Comelit HFX-700B Call Comm’s, and purchase and installation of one (1) Comelit HFX-700B Call Comm throughout Haven’s 22-acre property. The objective is to add two-way
communication systems to the Resource Center and East, West and South Gate to control access by non-badged personnel. The duress buttons will enhance security in client-facing offices or locations, to provide safer client interactions with the ability to call for help if an emergency or crisis occurs.

Proposal Submission Guidelines:
Interested parties should submit their proposals by 4:00 PM on January 12th, 2024, via email to alberto.rodriguez@haveforhope.org.
Proposals should include:
• Detailed project plan and timeline
• Cost breakdown including materials and labor
• Detail of permits required, associated costs and timelines
• Description of relevant experience, and
• Certificate of Insurance (COI)

A site visit will be conducted on Friday, January 5th, 2024, at 1 PM at 1 Haven for Hope Way, San Antonio, TX 78207. The site visit is highly recommended to answer all questions and to provide clarification. Any other inquiries and/or requests for clarification should be directed to Alberto Rodriguez
at the contact information listed in this RFP.

Contact Information: Alberto Rodriguez
Vice President of Transformational Operations
alberto.rodriguez@havenforhope.org
Office: (210) 220-2383
Cell: (210) 819-8142

Request for Proposal

Haven for Hope Seeking RFP for Eight Emergency Phone Towers

Haven for Hope is seeking proposals for the purchase and installation of eight (8) emergency phone towers throughout our 22-acre property. The objective is to add communication equipment that supplements our emergency system for reliable communications and improved public safety throughout our campus and parking lots. Please see link to RFP below.

Interested parties should submit their proposals by 4:00 PM on January 12th, 2024, via email to alberto.rodriguez@haveforhope.org.
Proposals should include:
• Detailed project plan and timeline
• Cost breakdown including materials and labor
• Detail of permits required, associated costs and timelines
• Description of relevant experience, and
• Certificate of Insurance (COI)

A site visit will be conducted on Friday, January 5th, 2024, at 10 AM at 1 Haven for Hope Way, San Antonio, TX 78207. The site visit is highly recommended to answer all questions and to provide clarification. Any other inquiries and/or requests for clarification should be directed to Alberto Rodriguez
at the contact information listed in this RFP.

Request for Proposal

Haven for Hope Request for Proposal – Speaker System

Haven for Hope is seeking proposals to design and install a 70V speaker system at its Resource Center building located at 1301 W. Martin St. to be part of Haven’s existing InformaCast crisis communication system.

Please submit a proposal for this project via email by 5:00 pm on January 3, 2024. Please include a detailed project plan and timeline, cost breakdown including materials and labor, description of relevant experience, and Certificate of Insurance (COI). Email proposal to Matt.Dawson@HavenforHope.org

Please click on the links below for the details.

Haven-for-Hope-RFP-Speakers (1)

 

Haven for Hope Request for Proposal – Lighting Project

Haven for Hope is seeking proposals for an Exterior Lighting Enhancement Project across our 22-acre campus.

Please submit a proposal for this project by 4:00 pm on December 8th, 2023, via email. Please include comprehensive details such as project plan, COI, cost breakdown, permit, relevant experience, and a proposed project timeline. All submissions should be sent to earvin.reinhardt@haveforhope.org.

Please click on the links below for the details.

Haven For Hope – RFP – Exterior Lighting Enhancement Project 11-28-2023

Haven – SITE PLAN with Notes – Exterior Lighting Enhancement Project 2023

Destin – Connecting with Peers

Destin is one of Haven’s Young Adult clients. Haven has seen an increase in young adults experiencing homelessness in our community. In FY 2023, Haven served 789 young adults aged 18-24, a 31% increase from the previous year.

Haven launched a Young Adult program, which includes 24 beds in our low-barrier side of campus, the Courtyard, and 28 beds on our Transformational Campus.

The young adult program includes specialty case management, gender-neutral restrooms, and common areas with TVs, gaming devices, and computers.