The Upper Valley Haven is a private not-for-profit organization, founded in 1980, providing temporary shelter and educational programming for homeless families and adults as well as food and clothing to anyone in need. For 36 years the Haven has fostered independence through our programs. The Haven is open 365 days per year and never charges for any of its services. We serve over 13,500 people from Vermont and New Hampshire per year generally from within a 45-mile radius of White River Junction, Vermont. Our clients are poverty level to low-income, as defined by the percentage of clients at or below 200% of the national poverty level. The Haven operated in 2015 with 30.5 FTE staff positions (22 full-time and 17 part-time), over 640 community volunteers on regular shifts, and over 35 crucial community partnerships.