Beverly Jackson established SafeHaven of the Ozarks to serve the needs of children in foster care, preventing child abuse and neglect by providing a safe, homelike environment for children to have supervised visitation with their parents. Services have grown over the past five years to include parenting education, child and family counseling and intensive in-home services for families at risk of child abuse and neglect. Jackson oversees a staff that includes Licensed Professional Counselors, parent aides, parent educators, visit supervisors and a pediatric nurse.
Jackson has a long history of advocating for at-risk children in the Ozarks.
While serving on the Executive Board of the Junior League of Springfield in the 1980s, she helped to establish CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Southwest Missouri, whose mission is to be the court's eyes and ears for children in foster care in Greene County. She later served as Director of Development for CASA, raising funds through grant writing, planning and implementing special events, and building a base of corporate and individual donors. Over the years, she has served on numerous community boards and been proactive in garnering support to fight child abuse and neglect. The magazine she publishes, Physician Magazine CME, helps link the medical community to serve the needs of children at risk of abuse and neglect.