The Haven Through 40 Years

The Haven will commemorate its four decades of service to the region by releasing 40 stories of people, events, ideas, and services fundamental to our mission. We will be releasing these stories weekly, so check back often! Click on a tile to learn more.

#1

In the Beginning
The Founding of the Upper Valley Haven

#2

Adding It Up
Annual Homeless Point-in-Time Count

#3

First Things First
Providing Shelter was the Haven’s “Founding Principle”

#4

Community Spirit
19 Days and the Power of “Keeping It Local”

#5

Strengths-Based Approach
Haven Works with Guests Using Trauma-Informed Care

#6

Finding New Purpose
Former Guest Sean Becomes Homelessness Spokesperson

#7

Force of Nature
“Haven Magic” is the Collective Power of Community

#8

Creativity Abounds
The Haven Adapts to COVID-19 Challenges

#9

Penny Power
A Grateful Haven Benefits From Pennies for Change Program

#10

A Love Story
Paul and Mary Feeney—and The Haven

#11

May All Be Fed
The Food Shelf is Open—52 Weeks a Year—to Everyone

#12

Making It Work
Hundreds of Volunteers Ensure Haven is Of and For the Community

#13

A Growing Experience
Suzanne Stofflet’s Many Different Roles Over Three Decades

#14

Courage and Resiliency
Against All Odds, Guests and Visitors Keep Rising to the Challenge

#15

Collaborating on Care
Partnerships With Local Organizations Amplify Community Impact

#16

A Survivor’s Tale
The Privilege of Walking With Rose

#17

A Community Foundation
Dorothy and Jack Byrne

#18

Housing is a Right
Tom and the Principle of Housing First

#19

The Right Stuff
Tom Ketteridge Steps Up as First Managing Director in 2000

#20

Expanding Services
Hixon House Adult Shelter Opened Its Doors in June 2010

#21

Hope, Faith, and Love
Bishop Roy “Bud” Cederholm

#22

Fresh Start
Corey Finds Sobriety, Stability, and Skills to Build a New Life

#23

Building Skills
The Children’s Program lets kids learn while having fun

#24

Out of Crisis, Progress 
Heated debate produces concrete outcomes for those experiencing homelessness

#25

Dignity and Respect
Staff live the Haven’s values, starting right at the front door

#26

Return on Investment
How $52 built the Byrne Community House and Family Shelter

#27

Giving Meaning

Donors reflect on why they choose to support the Haven

#28

Quiet Signature

Service coordination helps guests and visitors navigate a new path forward

#29

Corporate Citizens

Area organizations help others and build community by volunteering as a group

#30

Irene’s Aftermath

The 2011 tropical storm, while calamitous, left lasting positive legacies

#31

Everything Grows

The Haven’s campus provides an oasis of nourishment, healing, and hope

#32

Nutrition to Go

Through food programs, the Haven meets people where they are

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