The Haven relies on a network of community partners in order to carry out its mission. Each partnership is unique.
Today marks an exciting milestone for Anne, one that she has worked hard to reach. Today she signs the lease on an apartment. She and her young son will finally have a home of their own.
Summer Meal Sites
Sara Kobylenski, Executive Director of the Haven, will be in Washington, D.C. this week to attend the annual conference of the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
The Haven is serving as the lead facilitator on a series of staff training sessions that will be offered to all of the homeless shelters across the state of Vermont. The focus of the trainings is on trauma-informed care in shelters.
Today is the first day of the Haven’s Summer Program for children! The program runs from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm on weekdays from June 20th through August 19th.
Last month, a small group of women who have histories of trauma completed two afternoon sessions at MoonRise Farm as part of a therapeutic equine program.
Her bus ticket is purchased and her bag is packed. Tonight, Terri will leave the Hixon House Adult Shelter at the Haven to return to Florida and her job as assistant manager on a farm.
In honor of VT Gives, Vermont’s first-ever statewide day of giving, TransCanada made a $5,000 donation to the Upper Valley Haven.
“Attending the Haven’s ‘Getting Ahead’ class gave me a place I needed to be—a focus—when I really needed one. At first, I was just showing up. Then I began to get involved and do the work.”
“Our ability to fulfill provide nutrition and not just calories to people with food insecurity in the Upper Valley depends deeply on our food resource partners. We celebrate Willing Hands as a vital partner in this mission”, says Executive Director Sara Kobylenski. “Willing Hands is a crucial part of the food system in the Upper Valley and a valued community partner of the Haven.”
Exciting program plans are underway! We are working to strengthen some of our existing food programs and explore new ways of serving those who live in food insecure households in the Upper Valley.