Bagels are a Big Deal

“My daughter really wanted a bagel today when we were paying for gas at the station. I barely had the change to scrape together to pay for it. I bought it for her, she took two bites, and then she wouldn’t eat it because she didn’t like the flavor that had her excited about it…

My Journey Started at the Haven

My experience with poverty is tied very strongly to an episode of major depression that began to rear it’s ugly head near the end of 2009. I had started a business in 2008 that was failing; and I was very aware of the fact that my financial situation was deteriorating and my major depression was…

Graduation

As a young boy of just 5 years, Rafael came to the Haven with his mother to seek shelter. They stayed in what was then the Haven farmhouse until they were able to get an apartment of their own. Since their departure they have remained a part of the Haven fabric. Pura, Rafael’s mother, has…

Doreen & her boys

Without the Haven, my boys and I would not be where we are today. Through all of my ups & downs the Haven has always been there to help me. Sometimes it has been a roof over my head, food or clothing; and other times it has been a shoulder to cry on, a smile…