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Dignity and Respect

great photo of Marti

Staff live the Haven’s values, starting right at the front door You never get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s why the Haven has paid particular attention to the staff serving in public-facing roles, including those who […]

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Out of Crisis, Progress


Heated debate produces concrete outcomes for those experiencing homelessness In 2016, the city of Lebanon, New Hampshire, proposed an ordinance to ban overnight camping on city-owned land. “The number of people camping on the property across from Hannaford on Route […]

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Building Skills

The Children’s Program lets kids learn while having fun While the Byrne Community Building and Hixon House are the destinations of most visitors to the Haven’s bustling, modern campus, tucked away in back is a special place, a quaint yellow […]

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Fresh Start


At the Haven, Corey finds sobriety, stability, and skills to build a new life Corey and his girlfriend, Krysta, moved to Vermont from Massachusetts in 2015 with their two-year-old son to try and make a fresh start. “It wasn’t as […]

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Hope, Faith, and Love

Bud Cederholm St Pauls Church

Bishop Roy “Bud” Cederholm In the mid- to late-1970s, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in White River Junction welcomed a brand-new minister: Rev. Roy “Bud” Cederholm. “We were Bud’s first parish,” remembers former vestry member Leslie Black. “He was young, enthusiastic, […]

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Expanding Services

Hixon House garden

Hixon House Adult Shelter opened its doors in June 2010 In 2004, though the Haven celebrated the doubling of space for families challenged by homelessness in the newly built Byrne House, it brought another fact into sharp relief: the Upper […]

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The Right Stuff

Tom Ketteridge Original Haven Office

Tom Ketteridge steps up as first managing director in 2000 The Haven has a knack of hiring the exact right person at the right time. Case in point: Tom Ketteridge, the organization’s first managing director, who served from 2000 to […]

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Housing is a Right

Housing First

Tom and the Principle of Housing First Housing is a human right. People are able to do better, to function to their potential, when they have a safe, decent place to live. A simple concept, it’s actually a principle called […]

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A Community Foundation

Jack And Dorothy Byrne

Dorothy and Jack Byrne Wise thinker and caring philanthropist, Dorothy Byrne, is committed to the well-being of the Upper Valley community. But she doesn’t seek publicity or attention. She leads The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, a charitable organization she […]

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