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.
Take a few moments to consider this: what would your life be like without a car?
Imagine your weekday and weekend routines, and how your life would be different if you did not have a vehicle. People in poverty face these questions on a daily basis.
Thank you. As a community, you have continued to step up again and again, year after year, to help people living in poverty in the Upper Valley. We’re grateful for your food and cash donations, volunteer hours, attendance at events, responses to special drives like for winter coats and blankets, and throughout it all, the energy and caring you demonstrate.
Children and staff in the Haven’s After-School Program are excited about a new collaboration that began this month with the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vermont and its InspiringKids program.
They are community-minded. They are generous. Founded 220 years ago in Boston, they have since grown into the nation’s premier baking resource, based right here in the Upper Valley. King Arthur Flour is located about 3 ½ miles down Route 5 from our campus, a proximity that has contributed to the strength of their partnership with the Haven.
Two weeks. It took me at least two weeks to believe I had finally landed in a safe place.
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.