The Haven’s Seasonal Shelter

The Haven has two shelters that are open year-round—the Hixon House Adult Shelter accommodates 21 individuals and the Byrne House Family Shelter accommodates 8 families. From November to April, we have a third emergency space that is available to people who are homeless called the Seasonal Shelter. It is staffed by Haven employees and community volunteers.

Candlelight Vigil

For most of us, winter brings thoughts of holidays, gifts, and good cheer. Unfortunately, too many of our neighbors in the Upper Valley see winter as time when the cold is against them, food is in short supply, and the ability to stay warm is a daily challenge.

The Haven’s Greatest Gift

Ginny and her two children, ages five and eight, moved out of the Haven’s Byrne Family Shelter in early November after a two-month stay. Now, Ginny is renting a two-bedroom unit in an apartment complex that she researched and decided would be ideal for her family. This is just one of the near-term goals Ginny set for herself and accomplished this fall.

New Food Shelf in Lebanon

This week, in collaboration with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the Haven is opening a new, small scale food shelf. It is located at DHMC’s Perinatal Addiction Treatment Program (PATP) on Mechanic Street in Lebanon, and will be available to anyone participating in the PATP or the outpatient addiction treatment program that is housed in the same office.

Hunger Action Month

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.

Rental 101

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.