See what’s happening at the Haven lately
“Soupman” opens portable shower at The Haven
On Monday, June 10, Peter Kelleher, the “Soupman,” opened the shower unit at The Haven. About 25-30 people were able to take a shower and get clean clothes from volunteers. “Travis’s Shower,” will be located at The Haven every Monday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Graffiti Blankets at The Haven
Susie Lordi of 24 HR Power, Inc., brought “Graffiti Blankets” to The Haven on January 30, 2019. Lordi said that artists who are in recovery wrote positive words on the blankets such as ‘hope,’ ‘peace,’ ‘faith,’ ‘love,’ and ‘gratitude.’ On Wednesday, Members at The Haven decorated them with markers, adding their own designs. Volunteers from the group Stairway to Recovery helped with the project.
City collaborates with nonprofit for homeless outreach in Brockton
The office of Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter is now supporting a nonprofit community day center for the homeless called “The Haven.” It’s part of the city’s evolving effort to confront the homelessness issue directly, using the day center to provide refuge from the elements but also to offer help to those seeking support services.
Brockton police officer shows her big heart at Christmas
Rosie Vasquez-Browne – a Brockton police officer and mother who started the Project Guardian Angels charity about 16 years ago from the trunk of her cruiser – is motivated by experiences she has faced in her own life.