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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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Joe Major
Joe Major Joins Haven Board of Directors

[Press Release] Joe Major Joins Upper Valley Haven Board FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   January 2023  CONTACT: Spencer Sanders, (802) 478-1806 or   ssanders@uppervalleyhaven.org  JOE MAJOR JOINS HAVEN BOARD OF DIRECTORS   The Upper Valley Haven has announced the election of Joe Major to […]

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Upper Valley Haven Recognition of Vermont’s Homelessness Awareness Day on January 19

[Press Release] Upper Valley Haven Hosts Recognition of Vermont’s Homelessness Awareness Day on January 19 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   January 2023  CONTACT: Spencer Sanders, (802) 478-1806 or   ssanders@uppervalleyhaven.org      Upper Valley Haven Will Light and Display 205 Luminaries to Symbolize the […]

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Homeless in NH editorial
Homeless in New Hampshire – Valley News Editorial

Homeless in New Hampshire – Valley News Editorial From Haven Executive Director, Michael Redmond, “Thanks to the Valley News for its lead editorial in yesterday’s edition, “Homeless in NH” calling for renewed efforts to address this increasingly worsening situation with […]

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in January 2022 for a dozen large, Grade A eggs the average price was $1.93. 🥚 This January the cheapest eggs you can find in many VT cities is about $5.00. Egg prices have not been this high in 10 years. With the challenges brought on with economic inflation and a nationwide increase in bird flu cases, the price of eggs is extraordinarily high around the US.

Eggs are a hot commodity at the Haven. They are a staple grocery item in many homes. As the price of eggs increases, we anticipate more visits to our Food Shelf for eggs. Please, if you have the means, add an extra carton on two of eggs to your grocery list for the Haven. 🍳Help us provide this staple food item to our neighbors. Thank you! #eggs #expensiveeggs #request

You don't want to miss our FREE Hep C/HIV clinic TOMORROW, January 25th from 11am-1pm at our Hartford location. There is no appointment necessary, and participants are offered a $25 gift card and lunch for participating in testing. A doctor will be on-site to get those who test positive started on treatment. We hope to see you there! ...

❄️Delayed Opening Alert!❄️
The Haven Food Shelf will open at 11am tomorrow due to the predicted moderate winter weather. #winterweather

Vermont’s Annual Homelessness Awareness Day activities at the statehouse in Montpelier, VT and locations around the state will take place today. Here in White River Junction, the Haven will commemorate this statewide event by lighting 205 luminaries to represent the number of individuals currently on the coordinated entry list, the master list of people experiencing homelessness, in shelters or unhoused or at risk of losing their homes.
Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/Homelessness-Awareness-Day #linkinbio

Check out this wonderful crew of students who came to volunteer over the weekend. Twenty four Dartmouth Rowing students helped in the food shelf, provided food for Hixon, and did some landscaping for us too. They truly embraced the spirit of MLK weekend with a day of service at the Haven and we are so thankful they chose to spend their Sunday serving our community. ...

Happy MLK Day! On this day of service, we remember the wise words of Dr. King and continue to do our part to end poverty in the Upper Valley. If you want to learn more about those experiencing food and housing insecurities, consider volunteering at the Haven. We can always use the extra hands. #dayofservice #mlkday ...

From Haven Executive Director, Michael Redmond, "Thanks to the @vnewsuv for its lead editorial in yesterday's edition, “Homeless in NH” calling for renewed efforts to address this increasingly worsening situation with proven solutions such as expanded shelter beds to save lives and more affordable housing targeted to people who have been chronically unhoused. We are pleased that the editorial points to the Haven’s work with Twin Pines Housing Trust to develop and operate the Parkhurst Supportive Housing Project in Lebanon, now with over 4 years of successful operation, and a new 18-bed apartment building that will begin construction this spring in White River Junction, next to the Haven. The Haven is committed to continuing our work to provide the services and resources needed to end homelessness including additional shelter beds and more affordable housing, community outreach to connect people with needed services and advocacy for greater awareness of this problem, more resources and removal of legal and regulatory barriers that hinder our goals of creating communities supportive of everyone."
https://uppervalleyhaven.org/homeless-in-new-hampshire-valley-news-editorial/ #linkinbio

Ding Dong Ditch flower edition! Each year the The Growing Peace Project partners with schools in different parts of the country in a year-long youth activism collaboration. This year 5th graders at Sam Morey School in Fairlee chose to kick off their community work with a twist on the traditional Ding Dong Ditch children's game. The students raised money during school basketball games and used the money to buy flowers for local nonprofit and community organization workers. They then knocked on each organizations' door and left flowers. We happened to catch one of the students before he could get away and we are so glad we did. Thank you to the students of Sam Morey in Fairlee, their teacher Brian Boardman, The Growing Peace Project, and everyone who donated money for the flowers. The kind gesture brightened our day! ☀💐 ...