Helping to create a community where people find hope and discover possibility

With the support of the Upper Valley community, the Haven assists those who are experiencing poverty to be free from hunger, to be securely housed, and to pursue a self-directed life.

Founded in 1980, the Haven provides food, temporary shelter, supportive housing, children’s after school and summer programs, community outreach, and problem solving support to those in need.

The Haven is open 365 days per year, never charges for any of its services, and serves more than 10,000 people annually.

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In calendar year 2023, the Haven provided:

  • Shelter for 13 families in our Byrne Shelter. This includes 24 children and 23 adults.
  • Food for 3,306 households with 9,315 members, (including 2,922 children).
  • Community Service Coordination for 771 households (not including shelter guests), offering resources and advocacy for housing, employment, transportation, health, and more.
  • Housing Navigation and Support to help 46  households move into permanent housing from shelters, hotels, and the community during the year.
  • Shelter for 34 individuals in our Hixon Adult Shelter.
  • Children’s After-School and Summer Programs for 22 children who are, or were ever, guests in our Byrne House Family Shelter.
Our Mission

With the support of the Upper Valley community, the Haven assists those who are experiencing poverty to be free from hunger, to be securely housed, and to pursue a self-directed life.

Our Staff Values

We are a hardworking, vibrant, and agile team that navigates a complex environment of service within a culture of cooperation. We seek connection and resolve to stand together during challenges and acknowledge each other’s value. We validate feelings, honor differences, and celebrate victories. We strive to support the well-being and the personal and professional growth of our team members.

Nancy Kate and Penny

Our Stories

Each person who comes in contact with the Haven—whether a former guest, staff member, volunteer or donor—has a unique story to share about what the Haven has meant to them in their life. We want to thank everyone who was brave enough to open their hearts and share their experiences with others.
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Upper Valley Haven Will Light and Display 337 Luminaires to Symbolize the Number of People Who Are Homeless

[Press Release] Upper Valley Haven Recognition of Vermont’s Homelessness Awareness Day on January 18 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 2024 CONTACT: Spencer Sanders, (802) 478-1806 or ssanders@uppervalleyhaven.org   Upper Valley Haven Will Light and Display 337 Luminaires to Symbolize the Number […]

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Upper Valley Haven’s Food Shelf Renovation Update

[Press Release] Upper Valley Haven’s Food Shelf Renovation Update FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   January 2024 CONTACT: Spencer Sanders, (802) 478-1806 or   ssanders@uppervalleyhaven.org      Upper Valley Haven has Postponed the Relocation of the Food Shelf White River Junction, VT – The Upper […]

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Year-End Message from Michael Redmond

Year-End Message from Michael Redmond Dear Friends, It is a special gift to me in my role at the Haven to be able to send best wishes to you at this time of year. It’s been a busy week for [...]

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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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