Two weeks. It took me at least two weeks to believe I had finally landed in a safe place.
In our June e-newsletter, we shared that the Haven would be serving as the facilitator of a new series of learning sessions on “trauma-informed” care, designed for staff across Vermont who work in shelters for people who are homeless.
We are grateful for the community’s many contributions to Hunger Action Month in September! You got involved in so many ways—by organizing food drives to benefit people using our Food Shelf, giving to the Virtual Food Drive on our website, reading our Facebook posts, spreading the word among your family and friends, and participating in the nationwide selfie campaign.
The Haven offers a range of optional programs and educational opportunities for people living in our adult and family shelters and those we work with in the community through service coordination. Program participation varies according to each person’s needs, goals, background, schedule, and interests. One of our programs, Rental 101, is so relevant for the population we serve that it is mandatory for all guests staying in our shelters.