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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Food Stamp Cuts Are Here, But We Can Take Action – Valley News Op Ed by Michael Redmond

Food Stamp Cuts Are Here, But we Can Take Action Valley News Op Ed by Michael Redmond Friday, March 10, 2023 The Valley News recently reported on the impact of ending a COVID-era increase in benefits for individuals and families […]

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Valley News – As pandemic fades, Upper Valley nonprofit groups adapt to changed landscape

Valley News – As pandemic fades, Upper Valley nonprofit groups adapt to changed landscape During the COVID-19 pandemic, Laura Gillespie started to notice a change in the grant applications she completed as director of development and communications at the Upper […]

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Lebanon High School’s W.A.R.M. Project

Free trifold brochure to help spread information on how to stay warm during cold winter months. Lebanon High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club took on a leadership project to focus on a challenge that impacts the Haven […]

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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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Thank you Dr. Catherine MacLean and @sugarriveranimalhospital for another successful pet clinic at the Haven. Our neighborhood fur friends are grateful to have such an amazing team come here to serve them. 🐶🐱🩺 ...

Do you like free food, drinks, and money?! If you answered yes, then mark your calendars for next Wednesday, March 29th! From 11am-1pm our partners from To The Point are returning for another Hep C/HIV testing clinic. If you missed our last clinics, please come get tested next week. There will be food and drinks provided and we are giving everyone a $25 gift card after testing! No appointment necessary. Come spare 20 minutes of your time to invest in your health! 😊
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The beloved Bombas socks are here! 🧦🧦
For the last few years the Haven has participated in the Bombas Giving Team Program and received a large donation of socks for those experiencing poverty. Did you know socks are the #1 most requested clothing item at shelters across the U.S.? With Bombas' one purchased = one donated model they have been fortunate to donate over 75 million items to those in need since 2013. This year the Haven was lucky enough to receive 2,000 pairs of socks donated.
Heartfelt thanks to Bombas and all who have bought a pair of Bombas socks. Our UV community thanks you! 💙

At the Haven we provide many different personal care items to anyone who comes to our doors. Recently we asked you all and the UV community for donations of personal care items and we received an outpouring of support. So, we are coming on here today to ask you all to donate washcloths to Haven shelter guests, folks who use our community shower, and community members moving into housing. If you have room in your budget or are dying to spend a little of your tax refund money to assist someone, please consider donating. We are looking for like-new or NEW condition. Thank you! 😊

**If you would rather send them via mail, please send them to 713 Hartford Ave. WRJ, VT.

Do you enjoy helping people and building positive relationships with others? Have you always wanted to work at the Haven and support people facing challenges in their lives? If you answered yes to those questions, then you are in luck because the Haven is seeking a weekend shelter staff member! This staff member will work in the Hixon Adult Shelter and be responsible for assisting guests and visitors. This person will facilitate daily operations, and ensure the environment is safe, clean, and welcoming. We are looking for someone who values punctuality and is reliable.

If this sounds like a position you or someone you know may be interested in, please visit https://tinyurl.com/UVH-jobs-weekend-shelter #share #jobopportunity #jobsearch

Are you seeking a way to earn extra income without committing to a full or part-time job? Are you committed to helping people during a time of crisis?

We are seeking *per diem shelter staff* to cover for our regular staff during day (8:00 am - 4:30 pm), evening (4:00 pm - 12:30 am), and overnight (12:00 am - 8:30 am) shifts all days of the week and holidays. Shelter staff assist guests and visitors, facilitate daily operations, and ensure the environment is safe, clean, and welcoming. They are responsible for completing shelter management activities such as meal preparation, laundry and preparation of rooms for guests as examples. They are able to build positive and supportive relationships, are respectful and accepting of people facing challenges in their lives, and can maintain an environment of safety and calm. Reliability and punctuality are vitally important to ensure the smooth operation of the shelter. The pay rate is $18/hour plus a $1.25 differential for third shift (12:00 am to 8:30 am). A generous on-call stipend is also available. #jobopportunity #hiring #newjob

The Haven's Food Shelf and Front End will be closed tomorrow due to the forecasted inclement weather. We will resume standard hours and operations on Friday, February 24th. Please stay safe and warm! If you need emergency assistance please call 802-295-6500. Thank you! ❄️ ...

Hey Instagram friends! Demand for Haven supplies is high right now which is leading to a shortage on many supplies and food items. Today we are asking you to donate broths and stocks to our hot meals program if you have the means to. Nothing beats a nice, warm soup on these cold winter days, but without stocks and broths we are missing key ingredients in our soups. Please help us bring warmth to those who could use a nice, hot cup of soup. 🫕 Thank you!

**All broths and stocks are welcome. Please send all shipped donations to 713 Hartford Ave. WRJ, VT.