Haven for Hope Named a Mutual of America 2011 Community Partnership Award Winner

San Antonio Partnership Provides Support System to Help Homeless Find a Pathway Toward Self-Sufficiency

Nov 17, 2011, 11:27 ET from Mutual of America

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that Haven for Hope was named a Merit Finalist of the 2011 Community Partnership Award competition.

Between 3,500 and 4,500 individuals experience homelessness each night in San Antonio. Haven for Hope helps address this issue through its 37-acre, 15-building facility that provides more than 150 comprehensive services in one central location. Haven for Hope was created through a partnership between Haven for Hope of Bexar County and more than 80 public, private, social-sector and faith-based campus- and community-based organizations.

In addition to providing 900 beds, the facility offers access to services such as job skills and job training, medical and dental services, substance abuse support, and child care from more than 80 governmental, nonprofit and faith-based agencies. In 2010, more than 400 members "graduated" from Haven for Hope into permanent employment and housing.

"We are dedicated to helping the homeless discover their true potential by providing access to transformational services offered by our 45 on-campus partners," says president and CEO George Block.

About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award

The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that 10 nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Since its inception in 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 160 partnerships from cities and towns all across America. To learn more about the Community Partnership Award and the 2011 winners, visit mutualofamerica.com/cpa.

"All of the 2011 honorees are leaders in society, creating innovative and effective solutions to help those in need," said Thomas J. Moran, Chairman, President and CEO, Mutual of America. "Through the Community Partnership Award, Mutual of America is proud to recognize, support and help extend the reach of these vital partnerships."

About Mutual of America

Mutual of America specializes in providing retirement products and services to organizations and their employees, as well as to individuals. Since 1945, Mutual of America has remained committed to offering plan sponsors, plan participants and individuals carefully selected, quality products and services at a competitive price and the personal attention they need to help build and preserve assets for a financially secure future. For more information, visit mutualofamerica.com.

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