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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Message from Michael Redmond

Message from Michael Redmond July 28, 2023 15, 16, 17, 18    95, 100, 108, 104, 147   35, 67 Dear Friends of the Haven, No, these aren’t my selections for the latest PowerBall or MegaMillions drawings, but there is a […]

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Valley News – In many Upper Valley communities, meal programs for kids will lapse this summer

Valley News – In many Upper Valley communities, meal programs for kids will lapse this summer The Hartford Community Coalition runs its summer meal program, Take a Bite Out of Hunger, in a hybrid fashion. In all, last year the […]

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Tom’s Long Journey Toward Home

Tom’s Long Journey Toward Home Once you read Tom Brown’s story, you’ll truly admire his motto: “Never give up.” Tom was living the good life—a Navy veteran, working a job he loved in the dining hall at Norwich University, family […]

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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!
Give to The Haven

Hunger Action Month is nearly over! Here are 4 actions you can do all year to support the Haven:
1. Volunteer! We can always use volunteers to help us in the Food Shelf or cook dinner for our Hixon guests. It`s a great way to actively help the community.
2. Advocate! We need your help advocating for statewide housing and food initiatives, such as universal school meals.
3. Share! Sharing your own stories about food or housing insecurity helps humanize the reality our neighbors are facing.
4. Donate! Donating helps us purchase the food needed to nourish the community, provide case management and support to our neighbors, and provide enrichment activities for children experiencing housing insecurity.

Don`t miss out on contributing to the $50,000 match this month and making twice the impact on the lives of those facing hunger and housing insecurity in the UV! #HungerActionMonth #fighthunger 🧡 https://uppervalleyhaven.org/donate/ham/ #linkinbio
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Did you know it costs about $500 to feed the average number of households we see daily? That`s about 70 households a day, and that cost doesn`t account for inflation rates. The number of families we see daily is steadily increasing and has risen exponentially since last year. There were many days when we saw 100 households this summer.

This #HungerActionMonth, we ask for help to feed all the families that stop by our Food Shelf on their way home from work. Please donate to this critical cause and aid us in providing nourishment to our friends who frequent our Food Shelf.
https://uppervalleyhaven.org/donate/ham/ #linkinbio
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The Food Services Program at the Haven is our busiest and most popular. We are seeing a steady increase in the number of Food Shelf visitors each month. There are many days in the month where we see about 90 households in one day.

The numbers above represent the month of July alone. Please consider donating this #HungerActionMonth to help us welcome friends in with open arms during these tough times. https://uppervalleyhaven.org/donate/ham/ #endhunger #DoubleYourImpact #linkinbio
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Wishing everyone a happy and relaxing Labor Day! Take this day to unwind and celebrate your hard work. You deserve it! 🎉💪🌟 #HappyLaborDay ...

What a great time we had this month at the inaugural Miles for Mutts fundraiser!

@westlebanonfitbodybootcamp hosted a community fundraiser to support the Upper Valley Haven`s furry friends this month. 🐶 All donations are going towards the cost of veterinary fees, fleas and ticks medications, vaccinations, spaying & neutering, etc. for the pets of folks receiving Haven services. 🐾
Though the event is over, the fundraiser is still going so it`s not too late to support our furry friends!

Please donate at https://uppervalleyhaven.org/donate/miles-mutts/ to help keep our pets vaccinated and healthy! #linkinbio
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Today marks the first day of National Hunger Action Month, an annual @feedingamerica initiative in September that brings awareness to the issue of hunger in America.

A wonderful Haven donor has once again pledged an anonymous $50,000 match for donations made this month in support of our Food Services Program. When you donate this month, your contribution will be DOUBLED and you will make TWICE the impact. #hungeractionmonth #linkinbio #fighthunger #endhunger

To donate, please visit https://uppervalleyhaven.org/donate/ham/
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The Upper Valley Haven Food Shelf and offices will be closed Monday, September 4th to observe Labor Day. We will open during regular business hours the following day. Sorry for the inconvenience! ...