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.
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?
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
Have you ever lived in your home without water for a day or two, due to a water heater problem, frozen pipe or some other plumbing issue? Did you go to a friend or family member’s house or maybe the gym to take a shower? Do you remember feeling somewhat “off” that day because of the change in your routine?
Every day at the Haven, we see examples of kindness and selfless giving from community members, donors, staff, service recipients, children, or others on our campus and in our work. This generosity extends to our shelter guests, many of whom express their eagerness volunteer or support the Haven in the future to repay what has been given to them. Some even start giving back while they are still staying with us.
Teddy’s Holiday Toy Party
I was in the reception area of the Haven at the end of a work day in May, gathering the courage to dash to my car in the middle of torrential downpour, when Ryan arrived.
On a recent September evening, families at the Byrne House Family Shelter collaborated to create a dinner of chicken, rice and vegetable stir fry, green salad and brownies made from scratch.