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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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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Goodwill and Giving at All Ages

Goodwill and Giving at All Ages When Devin Wilkie was growing up in Cornish, NH he and his two brothers always had what they needed, but not much more. Devin described growing up “relatively poor.” His family got by, had […]

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Upper Valley Haven Welcomes Two New Board Members

[Press Release] Upper Valley Haven Welcomes Two New Board Members FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   April 2023  CONTACT: Spencer Sanders, (802) 478-1806 or   ssanders@uppervalleyhaven.org  UPPER VALLEY HAVEN ANNOUNCES TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS THIS SPRING The Upper Valley Haven is excited to welcome […]

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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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This Mental Health Awareness Month, let`s take a moment to remind ourselves and each other that it’s okay to have bad days, to reach out for help, and to focus on our mental health. 💚 Encourage the people around you to do the same - check in with them, listen to their stories, and let them know that they are not alone. It can be easy to forget how powerful the impact of mental health can be on us, so let`s work together to create a supportive community of understanding and empathy. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #MentalHealthMatters #ReachOutForHelp #EndMentalHealthStigma 💚 ...

Let`s join forces to STAMP OUT HUNGER this Saturday! The Haven and @Coopfoodstores have partnered on a food drive to support National Stamp Out Hunger Day. Show your support and help fight hunger by donating a bag of non-perishable food items or personal hygiene products. We will be at the Hanover Co-op this Saturday from 9 am - 1 pm with information on Haven services and how to get involved with our work. Your donation can make a real difference in someone`s life. So, let`s make a difference and STAMP OUT HUNGER! See you there! #StampOutHunger

We`ll be at Mascoma Bank in WRJ on Saturday, May 20th from 9am-12noon accepting donations for their spring annual Shred Day. Come shred some papers and donate to a worthy cause! Can`t wait to see you all there! #ShredDay #Donate


The “How-Tos About ADUs” TOMORROW!
Learn how to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on your property! Curious about how ADUs can help address our region’s housing crisis? Come learn from builders, planners, housing innovators, and more about ADUs and how to make them happen! Come to the 2023 Home Creators Expo — a partnership between the Town of Hartford, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission and Vital Communities — at the Hartford Area Career and Technical Center tomorrow, May 6, from 10 am-3 pm.

Haven Landlord Liaison, Deborah and Haven Director of Shelter & Clinical Services, Cherry will be there to talk about resources available to property owners in support of housing individuals we work with. Hope to see you there! #communitypartner #landlords #housing
Check out the schedule here: https://uppervalleyhaven.org/about/current-events/

Happy #NationalSmallBusinessWeek! 💰🙌 Celebrate our hard-working local small business owners and show them some love. They drive our economy, bring amazing products and services to our UV communities, and make our 19 Days initiative special during the giving season! 💰 We are so lucky to be a part of a community with such fantastic local business owners. Here`s to supporting small businesses and thriving together this week and all year long! ❤️ #SmallBusinessLove #ShopLocal #SmallBusinessStrong ...

We are proud to announce our newest Board Members! 🎉

Meet Evan Smith and Frances Cohen! Their combined expertise and valuable experience across various sectors are expected to bring fresh perspectives and insights that will contribute to the Haven`s mission. We are grateful for their enthusiasm to join our team and look forward to their valuable contributions! Please stop by our website to learn more about them: http://ow.ly/BMxB50O2sCM #BoardMembers #Growth #Experience

The Upper Valley Haven is seeking a Children`s Services Summer Program Intern! The Haven offers an 8-week summer program for children who are either current or former guests of the Byrne Family Shelter. This program is free of cost for families and provides kids with week-long activities a day trips. The summer intern would help with all aspects of facilitating a daily summer program for kids, including engaging with the kids and planning logistical details. We are seeking someone friendly with good communication skills, patience, and respect for diverse backgrounds. 😄
**A weekly stipend will be provided.
If this sounds like the summer job you have been looking for, look no further and apply here: http://ow.ly/ypOK50NUF6i
#share #paidinternship #jobopportunity #summerjob

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