Where People Find Hope and Discover Possibility

The Upper Valley Haven is a private nonprofit that provides support and assistance to community members struggling with poverty in Vermont and New Hampshire. We meet people where they are, address immediate needs through food and shelter, and offer longer-term solutions that foster independence and housing stability. Everyone deserves to have their basic needs met and a community is stronger when we offer a hand up to our most vulnerable neighbors.
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Explore our blog for insightful articles, stories about the people we serve, and ideas that inspire action on the topics you care about.
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The Haven Wins the Upper Valley Business Alliance “Nonprofit of the Year” Award

We are proud to announce we have been chosen as the Upper Valley Business Alliance  Nonprofit of the Year for “extraordinary efforts during the pandemic to address homelessness under unprecedented circumstances.” Thank you to everyone who voted. It was an […]

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The Upper Valley Haven Announces New Director of Shelter & Clinical Services

[PRESS RELEASE] Upper Valley Haven Announces New Director of Shelter & Clinical Services    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   April 2022   CONTACT: Spencer Sanders, (802) 478-1806 or   ssanders@uppervalleyhaven.org      UPPER VALLEY HAVEN HIRES NEW DIRECTOR OF SHELTER & CLINICAL SERVICES  The Upper […]

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The Upper Valley Haven Announces New Board Members

[PRESS RELEASE] Upper Valley Haven Announces New Board Members FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2022 CONTACT: Spencer Sanders, (802) 478-1806 or ssanders@uppervalleyhaven.org UPPER VALLEY HAVEN ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS The Upper Valley Haven has announced the election of three new board […]

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Nothing would be possible without the support of our community and for that we are eternally grateful. At The Haven over 70% of our operating budget comes from private companies and individual donations. Using your gift carefully is how we honor our donors. We couldn’t do our important work without you, thank you!
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The Haven is in need of a couple essential items. Please consider picking up toothbrushes and razors for the Haven while you are out grocery shopping this weekend. Thank you in advance! 💛 #wishlist #neededitems

Wish list: https://uppervalleyhaven.org/current-wish-lists/
Donate: https://uppervalleyhaven.org/donate/online-giving/
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Want to give back? Support the community and the environment! Go to the @hannafordmkts located in West Lebanon and purchase the $2.50 Fight Hunger Bag. We will receive a $1 donation for every bag sold in June.
#almostjune #fighthunger #reusablebags
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If you have room in your budget and your shopping cart, we would be grateful for donations of a few needed items:
-Canned black beans
-Canned kidney beans
-Diced tomatoes
-Can openers

Donations are accepted Mon-Thu: 9:00am-4:30pm and Fri: 9:00am-3:00pm. Thank you in advance for your consideration!

Wish lists are updated regularly at https://uppervalleyhaven.org/current-wish-lists/
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On Monday, the Vermont Legislature gave final approval to the Universal School Meals Act, S.100, which requires all Vermont students to have access to breakfast and lunch everyday during the 2022-23 school year. 🍎🍌🍔 The bill now goes to Gov. Phil Scott’s desk.

Hungry kids can't learn! @philscottvt, please enact S.100 so our students can stay fed and focused at school. 📣📣📣

Show your support by contacting him today at http://www.universalschoolmealsvt.org/get-involved
#EnactS100 #UniversalSchoolMeals #nohungrykids #linkinbio
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Please join us Monday, May 23rd at 6pm for the Hartford Planning Commission meeting. You can find the Microsoft Teams link on the town website, where the agenda for the meeting is posted. If you can’t find it or have trouble signing in, email Jo-Ann Ells at jells@hartfordvt.org. You may also call in for audio only by dialing (802) 377-3677, Phone Conference ID: 811 119 766#
Next, we will be presenting our project before the Hartford Zoning Board of Adjustment the following evening at 6:30pm to start the approval process for our individual project. Once again, you can find the Microsoft Teams link on the town website, where the agenda for the meeting is posted. You may also call in for audio only by dialing (802) 377-3677 Phone Conference ID: 754 299 919#

Please invite your friends to join us as well, but keep in mind these boards will give priority to Hartford residents when it comes to sharing public testimony. We hope to see you there! #Hartfordtownmeetings

Planning Commission Meeting: https://vt-hartford.civicplus.com/.../Agenda/_05232022-2167
Zoning Meeting: https://vt-hartford.civicplus.com/.../Agenda/_05242022-2166

For more information on the project, please visit https://uppervalleyhaven.org/st-pauls-housing-project/
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The Upper Valley Haven is seeking a part-time shelter staff for overnight (12AM to 8:30AM) shifts Saturday through Tuesday to provide assistance to guests & maintain shelter operations. Shelter staff are responsible for ensuring the environment is safe, clean, and welcoming. This candidate will preferably have a BA in Human Services and have life experience including demonstrating respect for and acceptance of people facing challenges in their lives. Shelter staff work well independently and know how and when to ask for support. They are able to interact effectively with diverse populations and work well in a crisis. They have flexibility and adapt easily to constantly changing circumstances.

If this sounds like the great job for you or someone you know, please share this post or apply here https://uppervalleyhaven.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=34&source=aWQ9MTk%3D
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Spring is here! 🌸 After the long winter months, the weather is finally starting to warm up and flowers are beginning to bloom. It is finally gardening season at the Haven. To kick off the season, our lovely friends at @crossroadfarmvt donated 8 packs of onions, leeks, and lettuce starts to get our Haven gardens going. Thank you Crossroad Farm for the thoughtful gift. 🥬🧅 ...