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Irene’s Aftermath


The 2011 tropical storm, while calamitous, left lasting positive legacies Tropical Storm Irene, which hit Vermont on August 28, 2011, was one of the costliest storms on record in the Northeast. It dumped 11 inches of rain on the Upper […]

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Corporate Citizens


Area organizations help others and build community by volunteering as a group Of the nearly 1,500 people who volunteer at the Haven in an average year, half come as groups through area organizations. “Most often, groups do one-time work we […]

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Quiet Signature


Service coordination helps guests and visitors navigate a new path forward The economic downturn of 2008 was a turning point for the Haven. By the summer of 2009, the number of people coming to the Food Shelf every day had […]

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Giving Meaning


Donors reflect on why they choose to support the Haven The Upper Valley Haven is powered by generosity. Every year, about 70% of the $3 million contributed to the Haven that allows us to operate the shelters, food shelf and […]

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Return on Investment


How $52 built the Byrne Community House and Family Shelter How can you turn $52 into $1.6 million? One compelling story at a time, according to former board member and Haven fundraising consultant Suzanne Stofflet, who helped perform this feat […]

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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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