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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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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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