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.
Welcoming all community members, volunteers, and friends of the Haven! Join us at the Haven on Sunday, November 13th from 2:00-4:00 pm for an open house celebration with renowned artist Sabra Field, creator of the Haven’s new logo.
Join us for children’s activities, applesauce making, a community potluck, demonstrations, and much more!
In June 2014, the Haven launched the Family Supportive Housing (FSH) Program funded by the State of Vermont. The goal of the two-year program is to support families who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to achieve and/or maintain stable housing.
On September 1st Senator Patrick Leahy hosted the “State of Housing in Vermont” policy roundtable in Burlington featuring Julian Castro, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
This summer, members of the Hartford Police Department and the Hartford Fire Department visited the Haven as part of “Public Safety” week in our Children’s Program.
When Corey, his wife Krysta, and their three-year-old son arrived at the Haven’s Byrne Family Shelter in May, they were surprised by what they found.
September is national Hunger Action Month. Find out how you can get involved.
The Haven provides food, shelter, educational programming, service coordination, and other resources to people struggling with poverty. The term “service coordination” can be puzzling and is sometimes not well understood by those outside the field of social services, yet it is a major part of what we do at the Haven. What does it mean exactly?