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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Jim & Suzy
Jim & Suzy’s Path to a New Beginning

Jim & Suzy’s Path to a New Beginning Jim and Suzy found themselves in a challenging situation when their landlord sold their building to new owners who demanded higher rent. With Suzy recovering from a hip injury, Jim having mobility […]

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Upper Valley Winter Shelters Kept Dozens Warm and Dry: Valley News

Valley News – Upper Valley winter shelters kept dozens warm and dry LEBANON — Organizers of two new emergency shelters, which kept dozens of Upper Valley residents off the streets this winter, are reflecting on the season and sorting out […]

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Lebanon SHelter
March Message from Michael

Dear Friends of the Haven, The end of March is notable for us annually at the Haven because it concludes our fiscal year. I want to extend my deepest appreciation to all of you who made donations to the Haven […]

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The Upper Valley Haven, including all offices and the Food Shelf, will be closed Monday, May 27th in honor of Memorial Day. 🇺🇸 #MemorialDay #holidayclosing ...

📢 Exciting news, everyone! 📢

Mark your calendars because Friday, May 31st, will be our final day operating the Food Shelf at 608 North Main St. The renovation is complete! We`re thrilled to announce that our newly renovated Food Shelf will reopen at our main location on 713 Hartford Ave on Monday, June 17th. 🎉

During the transition, from June 3rd through June 14th, our Food Shelf will be temporarily closed and our Haven offices and all other services will remain open and operational. 🏠

Please continue to bring donations to 608 North Main St until May 31st, after which point we kindly ask you to bring them to our Hartford Ave location. We`ll still be accepting donations even while our Food Shelf is closed! 🥫

In addition to the Food Shelf relocating on May 31st, we have another announcement. The Haven Café Program will also be ending on that day, so May 31st will be your last chance to grab hot lunch or sandwiches. 🥪 But don`t worry, because the Listen Dining Hall is now providing lunch options for all. 🍽️

Thank you for your continued support, and we can`t wait to welcome you to our new and improved Food Shelf! 💖

Alex has been a Service Coordinator at The Haven for almost a year and a half in both the Community and at Hixon Adult Shelter.
At the Haven she has the opportunity to work with community members and those staying at Hixon. In both roles she works to help support clients work towards their personal goals. Often, Alex works with those that face challenges with housing including apartment searches, housing applications, landlord connection, funding and much more. Additionally, she works to support other needs within the community as they arise with some creative problem solving and connections to other community resources. Alex strives to make connections with folks in an empowering way to assist them in their journey towards happier and healthier lives, with some hard work and humor! 😀
Her favorite part about working at The Haven is the supportive environment it creates for employees and the community alike. 🤝 She believes everyone that works here shows up with such compassion for the work they do and are ready to do it. No day is ever the same at the Haven AND there are dogs! 🐶

#FunFact: Alex is currently working towards her Clinical Mental Health degree! 🎓🥳 #staffspotlight

✨Are you seeking a career with an organization passionate about making a difference in the Upper Valley? If so, explore our job openings. We have exciting opportunities across various fields, offering competitive salaries along with fantastic benefits and perks. Visit our website to discover more and apply today! 🤩 https://uppervalleyhaven.org/about/jobs/ #linkinbio ...

Read about the transformative journey of our former Hixon Adult Shelter guests Jim and Suzy as they navigate life`s challenges with perseverance, motivation, and support of the Haven. ✨ Instead of shutting down and giving up when life became extraordinarily difficult, they worked hard to find the support they needed to take the next step and get back to a sustainable, comfortable lifestyle. Check out their inspiring story and how the Haven helped them achieve their goals at the link on our website. https://uppervalleyhaven.org/jim-suzys-path-to-a-new-beginning/ ...

📅 Save the date! 🎉 New Hampshire Gives is coming up on June 11 and we need YOUR support to make it a success! Join us for 24 hours of giving back. Stay tuned for more details and get ready to make a difference! #NHGives #KeepitLocal 🌟 ...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to remember to show empathy and support for everyone because you never know what someone is going through. Let`s keep working to break the stigma and spread love, kindness, patience, and understanding. Let`s support each other and prioritize our well-being. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #EndTheStigma #YouAreNotAlone #SelfLove #MentalHealthMatters 🌼💚 ...