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Haven Emergency Shelter Renderings
Valley News – Haven plan for low-barrier shelter in downtown WRJ gets approval

Valley News – Haven plan for low-barrier shelter in downtown WRJ gets approval WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Upper Valley residents experiencing homelessness — even those under the influence of drugs and alcohol — will have access next year to a […]

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Haven Emergency Shelter Renderings
Homelessness in the Upper Valley – Five Things to Remember

Dear friends, I hope you had a wonderful and warm Thanksgiving with friends and family. At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Hartford Planning Commission on Dec. 18, I’ll appear on behalf of the Haven seeking approval for an important [...]

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Housing Shortage is a Community-Wide Issue

Housing shortage is a community-wide issue For the Valley News by Michael Redmond “Do we have homelessness here?” many Upper Valley residents asked only a few years ago. Rural homelessness has often been invisible to many in our communities. The [...]

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The Lebanon Seasonal Shelter is Underway!

The Lebanon Seasonal Shelter is Underway! The city of Lebanon, NH has taken a significant step towards addressing the issue of homelessness. With a notable rise in housing insecurity and a strained budget, city officials knew they had to produce [...]

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Message from Michael Redmond

Message from Michael Redmond July 28, 2023 15, 16, 17, 18    95, 100, 108, 104, 147   35, 67 Dear Friends of the Haven, No, these aren’t my selections for the latest PowerBall or MegaMillions drawings, but there is a […]

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Valley News – In many Upper Valley communities, meal programs for kids will lapse this summer

Valley News – In many Upper Valley communities, meal programs for kids will lapse this summer The Hartford Community Coalition runs its summer meal program, Take a Bite Out of Hunger, in a hybrid fashion. In all, last year the […]

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Food Supply Updates 6.6.23

A message from Director of Food Programs and Finances Jennifer Fontaine and Food Shelf Manager Shannah Stone: Good afternoon, everyone! I would like to take a few minutes to update you on the food supply constraints the Haven has been […]

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Valley News – As pandemic fades, Upper Valley nonprofit groups adapt to changed landscape

Valley News – As pandemic fades, Upper Valley nonprofit groups adapt to changed landscape During the COVID-19 pandemic, Laura Gillespie started to notice a change in the grant applications she completed as director of development and communications at the Upper […]

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Homeless in New Hampshire – Valley News Editorial

Homeless in New Hampshire – Valley News Editorial From Haven Executive Director, Michael Redmond, “Thanks to the Valley News for its lead editorial in yesterday’s edition, “Homeless in NH” calling for renewed efforts to address this increasingly worsening situation with […]

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Reflections from the Haven at Year End

Reflections from the Haven at Year End New Year’s greetings, I wanted to share the experience of the Haven’s annual ceremony marking the Candlelight Vigil for People Experiencing Homelessness. On December 21st when daylight was a memory and the Vermont […]

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Crocktober Recipes

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread Easy Peasie Vegetarian Chili Cauliflower Mac and cheese Buffalo chicken dip Chai Latte Spicy Chicken & Rice Soup with Pumpkin Crock Pot Hot Fudge Brownies

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Call for Applications: Volunteer Advisory Board

Volunteer Services is excited to announce that the Haven will be starting a Volunteer Advisory Committee focused on informing our volunteer services and ensuring that volunteer voice is part of program discussions, decisions, and evaluations. This is a new endeavor […]

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What Does the Community Need Now from the Haven?

Dear friends, Over the course of 2022 I’ve shared several communications with you about our dream of being able to add a new building to our campus that would include a shelter for people with no place else to stay, […]

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