Ross Hauser served on the Safe Place Board of Directors in 2015-2016 and filled the vacancy as Executive Director beginning November 29, 2016.
“Many studies show the major reason for homelessness among adult males are issues with substance abuse. If we can get a man on track in recovery, not only can we stem the drain of services for the homeless, but the recovered man can also become a major force for good works within his family and his community. I’m fond of saying if I give a man a handout, he’ll just come back next week looking for the same handout. If I give him a hand up, he can turn around and help the man coming along behind him.”
“The Safe Place Foundation has been actively helping people in the Cedar Rapids area for over 30 years. I’m grateful for the work of those who came before me, and for the generosity of those who live in our community. Since there are new people entering recovery every day, there seems to be no shortage of persons who can benefit from a drug and alcohol-free living environment as they begin their recovery. It’s an honor to be in a position to be of service to them.”