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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Community Partnership

Community Partnership  I’m joining the Haven as the Director of Shelter and Clinical Services during a time of opportunity and challenge.  The ongoing pandemic continues to shape our response to operating our shelters safely. The extremely tight housing rental market […]

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Blue Trident Foundation Pledges $50,000 to the Upper Valley Haven

[PRESS RELEASE] Blue Trident Foundation Pledges $50,000 to the Upper Valley Haven FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2022 CONTACT: Spencer Sanders, (802) 478-1806 or ssanders@uppervalleyhaven.org Blue Trident Foundation Awards the Upper Valley Haven $50,000 Matching Gift for Food Programs Campaign The […]

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“End the Stigma. End Homelessness.” by Matt Gannon

“End the Stigma. End Homelessness.” A video by Dartmouth student, Matt Gannon, that features Haven Service Coordinators Emily and Nancy G, Programs Director at Listen Community Services Angie Zhang and Research Associate Professor at Dartmouth, Elizabeth Carpenter-Song. “Everyone is one paycheck […]

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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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Shoutout to Mackenzie and Brendan from @yia.hhs for cooking up a delicious meal for our Hixon House guests last week! The meal was delicious, thank you! 😋 #youthvolunteers #yum ...

SAVE THE DATE! This Thursday we will have representatives from @vermontfoodbank and @nh_food_bank on campus from 9:00-1:00 to share information with community members about 3SquaresVT and SNAP. They will provide support in direct application assistance and have information on fuel assistance, crop cash, CSFP, VT Fresh, and more. You don't want to miss this opportunity! #3SquaresVT #VTFresh ...

Haven Executive Director, Michael Redmond, spoke with the @vnewsuv about the current state of the Housing at St. Paul's project. Check out the update linked below!
https://tinyurl.com/valleynews-low-barrier-shelter #linkinbio

As the temperature rises to the 90s 🥵, we want to share some local places to cool down. Lebanon has opened up both the Kilton Library in West Leb and the main library in downtown Leb as cooling centers. And VT's health department has released a map of places around the state with air conditioning or water to splash in that are open for anyone needing relief. They include the Montshire, UVAC, Hartford's Sherman Manning Pool, the Bugbee Senior Center, the Wilder Club & Library, the Quechee Library, the Hartland Library, the Norman Williams Public Library. And, of course ponds and lakes.
https://tinyurl.com/healthvt-hot-weather https://tinyurl.com/public-alert-cooling-areas #linksinbio #share #staycool #hotsummerdays ☀️

It’s that time of year again – school supplies season! School is right around the corner and will be here before you know it. The Haven will have school supplies starting August 1st. All families with students are welcome. But first, our inventory needs a little work, and we would appreciate donations of new supplies from those who are able to contribute. Please check out our wish list linked below for needed items. Thank you! 📒📏🖊✏️

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Our sincere gratitude to everyone who participated in our Annual Haven Day of Giving yesterday. Thanks to our wonderful donors and UV community we exceeded our 2022 goal of $18K in support of our Community Service Coordination programs! The link is still active, so please continue to donate. Thank you! ❤✨ #HavenDay #HavenDayofGiving #linkinbio ...

The Annual Haven Day of Giving is here!! Please consider donating in support of our Community Service Coordination. Haven Service Coordinators spend their days creating working partnerships with people, focusing on their strengths and the goals they have personally identified. The type of outreach work we do is critical and expensive, and cannot be done by volunteers. Your generous gift ensures that we are able to continue providing financial budgeting, housing counseling, employment support, and more to the Upper Valley community.

To make a donation and impact the lives of our neighbors, please visit https://uppervalleyhaven.org/haven-day-giving/

We're halfway to our 2022 goal of $15K, donate now! Thank you! #havendayofgiving #havenday #donate #share #linkinbio