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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Homelessness in the Upper Valley – Five Things to Remember

Dear friends, I hope you had a wonderful and warm Thanksgiving with friends and family. At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Hartford Planning Commission on Dec. 18, I’ll appear on behalf of the Haven seeking approval for an important [...]

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Housing Shortage is a Community-Wide Issue

Housing shortage is a community-wide issue For the Valley News by Michael Redmond “Do we have homelessness here?” many Upper Valley residents asked only a few years ago. Rural homelessness has often been invisible to many in our communities. The [...]

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Jake’s Quechee Market Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with a Food Drive

[Press Release] Jake’s Quechee Market Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with a Food Drive   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2023 CONTACT: Spencer Sanders, (802) 478-1806 or ssanders@uppervalleyhaven.org   Jake’s Quechee Market Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with a Food Drive to Benefit […]

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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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Happy Dec. 1 friends, the #19DaysoftheValley is officially here! Eleven years ago, the brilliant Dan Fraser invented an idea to help local businesses during the holiday season while benefiting the Upper Valley Haven. Through his creativity and the philanthropy of others and local companies, the #19Days was born. Many businesses have already begun fundraising in support of the Haven.

When you spend your money locally this month at the businesses on this list: https://tinyurl.com/19days-businesses you will impact the lives of those experiencing challenges.

Make a gift here: https://tinyurl.com/19days-donation and it will be fully matched by The Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation up to $200,000. #linksinbio

It`s #GivingTuesday! 🎊 Today marks a special day of generosity and gratitude. Now it`s your chance to give back and do something special for the people and causes you care about.
Today, when you donate to the Haven, you will be supporting the #19Days and your gift will go towards the $200,000 match The Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation provided.
Get in the spirit of the season and join in this global celebration of generosity and appreciation. Happy Giving Tuesday! 🙏
Donate here: https://uppervalleyhaven.org/events/19days/onlinegiving/

Happy Thanksgiving. It`s time to get trottin`! 🦃The Norwich Turkey Trot, the kick-off of the #19Days is today! Grab your warm gear and head to the Norwich Gazebo to prepare for this fun run or walk, whichever you prefer. 🏃 All hat and sweatshirt proceeds will go to the Haven where we will use the money to bring holiday cheer to our neighbors in need. @norwichvtturkeytrot ...

Spend your dollars on #BlackFriday or #SmallBusinessSaturday at the 27th Annual Pods for the Pulpit Crafts Fair. 🛍️ Professional craftspeople of the UV will present beautiful artwork, jewelry, pottery, and more at this creative fundraising event hosted by Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley.
There is no admissions fee, but funds raised through commissions, raffle tickets, and booth fees will support the Haven and be fully matched by The Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation.
So, #keepitlocal this Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and support this cherished, juried artisans crafts fair! #19DaysoftheValley 🤗

Please note we will close early the day before Thanksgiving and be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Sorry for the inconvenience! ...