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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News & Stories

Explore our blog for insightful articles, stories about the people we serve, and ideas that inspire action on the topics you care about.
10 Year Anniversary of 19 Days of Norwich and the Valley

10 Years of 19 Days of Norwich and the Valley In November 2013 a customer walked into Dan and Whit’s General Store in Norwich to purchase items for the food shelf at the Upper Valley Haven because the shelves were [...]

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Turkey Day is Coming!

The Haven’s annual Turkey Day will be on Saturday November 19th at Hartford High School from 9 am to 12 noon. We will operate using a drive-thru method again this year. Dartmouth Health's Thanks for Giving Blood Drive donated 326 turkeys [...]

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Finding Our Stride at CHaD Hero

This fall, the Haven has partnered with Finding Our Stride to offer free after school running and programming to our after-school program participants. The Upper Valley based running program boosts fitness, self-esteem and resilience and connects kids to peers, mentors and community. [...]

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Donate Now

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!
Give to The Haven

We are so grateful to generous, young philanthropists Annabel and Maisie for donating the proceeds of their lemonade stand this summer to the Haven and purchasing Thanksgiving groceries to donate to us. Thanks to them and so many others who have donated this season, more households will be able to provide a delicious, nutritious meal for their families for Thanksgiving. 🧡 ...

Pods for the Pulpit is back! This juried artisan’s craft fair is in its 26th year!
This Thanksgiving weekend come out, bring your guests and shop for beautiful artwork, jewelry, pottery, handmade rugs and tapestries and more. No entry fee, but please buy raffle tix for a chance to win a beautiful colored woodblock print by Lyme artist Matt Brown. This year ALL the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley proceeds will go to The Haven. #19DaysoftheValley #Nov25 #Nov26

Tomorrow at 7:30 at the First Congregational Church of Lebanon, Cameo Baroque presents "Musica Obscura" with Beth Hilgartner on recorders and voice, Leslie Stroud on traverso, Laurie Rabut on viola da gamba, and Ernie Drown on harpsichor. The benefit concert is a part of the #19DaysofNorwich initiative and all proceeds will go to the Upper Valley Haven. Please come out to the Church for a wonderful musical experience and support your local CAMEO Arts Foundation! #keepitlocal #CameoBaroque 🎻 ...

**Update: We will not have a flu shot clinic this year.**
Less than 2 weeks away from the Haven's Annual Turkey Day! 🦃 This year Turkey Day will be held at Hartford High School on Saturday, November 19 from 9am-12noon. We will operate using a drive-thru method again.
In preparation for Turkey Day we are asking for donations of the following items in the coming weeks:
- Cranberry sauce
- Stuffing mix
- Gravy mix (packet) or gravy (no glass jars please)
- Pie crust mixes
- Pie fillings
- Baking items
For more information please visit https://uppervalleyhaven.org/turkey-day-is-coming/ #linkinbio

#shoutout to the Theta Zeta Chapter of #AlphaPhiAlpha at @dartmouthcollege for donating their time to help out in the Haven Food Shelf! 😊 ...

We are so grateful to be a part of @veranirealty's VeraniCARES Food Drive which raised over 4,500 pounds of food and donated $25,000 to various food banks in New England. Thank you Verani Realty for your generous donation of 277 pounds of canned goods to the Haven! #fooddonation #fooddrive ...

Please donate warm, winter clothing to the Haven to warm the hearts of those we serve.
Check out our wish list: https://uppervalleyhaven.org/current-wish-lists/