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Collaborating on Care

Good Neighbor Mason Manganiello

Partnerships with local organizations amplify community impact When it comes to helping those challenged by homelessness and poverty, it truly takes a village. That is why, for over 40 years, the Haven has worked to establish partnerships with a wide […]

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Courage and Resiliency

Guests Visitors

Against all odds, guests and visitors keep rising to the challenge People in need of help are the Haven’s reason for being. They animate our mission, give us purpose and hope. Take Em, who has been suffering from heroin addiction […]

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A Growing Experience

Suzanne Stofflet

Suzanne Stofflet’s many different roles over three decades Talk to Suzanne Stofflet about her 30-year involvement with the Haven and things quickly get fuzzy. Suzanne was a volunteer, consultant, board member—and for 10 months—interim managing director. “It all melds together,” she reflects. It began when Rev. […]

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Making It Work

Volunteer Mary Ellen Flanagan

Hundreds of volunteers ensure the Haven is an organization of the community, for the community Interact with one of the Haven’s programs—Food Shelf, Hixon House Adult Shelter, children’s after-school program and summer camp, or the Haven campus and gardens—and chances are, you’ll meet a volunteer. “In many ways, volunteers are the face of the […]

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May All Be Fed

Food Shelf

The Food Shelf is open—52 weeks a year—to everyone If Lori Wick has learned one thing in her years at the Upper Valley Haven, it’s this: You can’t tell by looking at someone why they’ve come to the Food Shelf. […]

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A Love Story

Feeney Digital Drawing

Paul and Mary Feeney—and The Haven In 1983, Mary and Paul Feeney moved to the Upper Valley to become the live-in host couple at the Haven family shelter. They replaced Donna and Korty Church, who had spent two years in that role—the […]

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Penny Power

Pennies

A grateful Haven benefits from Co-op Food Stores’ Pennies for Change Program Never underestimate the power of spare change. Since June 2016, the Co-op Food Stores’ Pennies for Change program has given shoppers the option to “round up” their order at check-out to the next full […]

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