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Haven House Families

Joe holding his son King

Joe’s Story

Arriving at the shelter on foot, Joe’s weary steps echoed the journey he had endured. With the sale of the house he called home, he found himself grappling with a challenge too familiar to many: homelessness. With two children, a

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Mother and her children

Shelly’s Story

In the winter of 2015, Shelly moved her family into a home after saving for over a year to have the rent, security deposit and other move in costs covered. After just four months living there, Shelly found out her

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Demario & Sabrina

Demario and Sabrina

In the spring of 2016, Demario and Sabrina were both seeking work, and were quickly falling behind on their bills. When they could no longer keep up with rent, the family found themselves seeking temporary shelter. Haven House was the

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John & Angela

John and Angela Tell Their Story

Over three years ago, the Smiths were facing multiple crises: “We had a house fire…all the property was completely destroyed. The smoke destroyed it all,” John remembers (names have been changed). Other shelters could take Angela and the girls, “but

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Sue and Family

Sue’s Path to Success

“Seek Employment and Housing Non-Stop” In December of 2014, Sue entered Haven House with her two young sons after leaving her housing due to an unsafe environment. With the guidance of the Haven House program, Sue secured affordable housing for

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Latoya’s Story

When Latoya came to Haven House, she had no other choice to keep her family together: no other local shelter would allow her 16 year old son to stay together with her and her daughter. The crisis began suddenly. Flames

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Logan’s Story

Logan is no stranger to staying busy. Being a mom of four small children, and working long hours as a waitress to support her family, has made her an ace at time management. From the moment Logan and her children

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Clara’s Story

Motivated, strong, and resilient: these are just a few words that describe Clara, who worked her first job at age 12 and left home at 13.  She learned at a very early age how to survive and take care of

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Brandi’s Story

Brandi, a working single mom with dreams of becoming a nurse, is a former Haven House resident. Despite holding a job and her own best efforts, Brandi found herself unable to provide her children with the security of a home.

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Brent and Ashley’s Story

The pleasure in Brent and Ashley’s family life often comes from the natural world: walking in the woods with their three boys has long been a favorite activity. But for years, financial stress and lack of a permanent home made

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