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.
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Food is Medicine: The Cancer Center Food Pantry


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What Does the Community Need Now from the Haven?

Dear friends, Over the course of 2022 I’ve shared several communications with you about our dream of being able to add a new building to our campus that would include a shelter for people with no place else to stay, […]

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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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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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At the Haven we are seeing a direct correlation between the number of Food Shelf visitors and the cost of basic necessities. As retail prices increase, so does the number of Food Shelf visitors. Lately we have been reaching 90 visitors a DAY. 😮 As you can imagine, we need *your* help to refill our personal items inventory and more. Our wish list is up-to-date with our most needed items. Please check it out and #donate. We accept financial donations online and mailed as well as Amazon donations mailed to our address. Thank you in advance!

Our stock of personal items is running low. Please donate shampoo, soap, and deodorant to our Food Shelf to help provide our neighbors with basic hygiene products.

**Donate to our Food Shelf for National #HungerActionMonth. Your contribution will be doubled through an amazing match from an anonymous donor! Thank you in advance!

We'll be at @mascoma_bank in WRJ on Saturday accepting donations for their annual Shred Day. Come shred some papers and donate to a worthy cause! Can't wait to see you all there! #ShredDay #Donate ...

Did you know, there are many benefits to submitting a school meal application? Applications can help:

o Students qualify for waived testing fees, low-cost internet, and discounts to some community programs
o Your school meal program bring in more federal dollars to invest in local food and farm-to-school programming
o Your schools qualify for important federal education funding
o Your community qualify for summer and afterschool meal programs

Contact your school to submit your meal application. #linkinbio
**The Haven is offering meal applications through our Food Shelf registration.

Please complete your school meal application today!

While meals are free for students this year, your school still needs you to complete a school meal application. When you return your school meal application, you are helping your student, your school, and our entire community. When more students turn in school meal applications, that means more money for education in the cafeteria and the classroom. To fill out a school meal application visit this website: https://tinyurl.com/schoolmeals-application #linkinbio
**The Haven is offering meal applications through our Food Shelf registration forms.