Terri was married for ten years. She and her husband had slipped into a pattern of drinking each day before and after work, and on weekends. Alcohol became their top priority. They got paid on Thursdays, and by Monday, they had spent most of their paychecks on their addiction. Then they would borrow from friends or family, pay the money back when they received their next checks, then spend it all, and start the cycle all over again.
Throughout the year, Haven garden volunteers work behind the scenes to support the Haven grounds and gardens as well as our Food Shelf customers. Right now, a volunteer group led by master gardener Jane Metcalf is busy preparing Garden Grow Kits with seed packets that were donated to the gardening program.
A little help goes a long way. That’s the underlying belief and message of the Tipping Points Grants program run by Partners for Community Wellness at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
A group of graduate students from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is helping to strengthen programs and services at the Haven. Led by Tuck Adjunct Professor Nan Stone as part of her class on managing for social impact, students have been reviewing the Children’s Services program at the Haven.