A Haven Community Service Coordinator recently assisted Tom with a housing voucher so that he could move into Twin Pines Housing’s new Tracy Street apartment complex in West Lebanon. Tom was born and raised in California, but has lived in Vermont for the last ten years. Tom had been enduring significant health issues and living week-to-week in motels for two years, which is not only very expensive but exhausting. The struggle wore Tom down.
When Tom moved into his brand-new unit in November, he called his Service Coordinator to express gratitude for the Haven’s help. When asked how his apartment was he gushed, “Oh, it’s absolutely wonderful! It’s like the Taj Mahal!” and expressed his gratitude to the Haven for his new home. In addition to support from the Haven, Tom has been the recipient of support from Twin Pines, SEVCA, Meals on Wheels and Dartmouth Hitchcock. Tom is very appreciative of the culture of caring in the Upper Valley that helped him find his way home to Tracy Street.
The Haven Through 40 Years
The Haven will commemorate its four decades of service to the region by releasing 40 stories of people, events, ideas, and services fundamental to our mission. We will be releasing these stories weekly, so check back often.