Her Haven's Connections

More personal stories from the creators of Her Haven.

Icing on the cake

I recently had a conversation with my 14 year old daughter, Maya. She is an excellent student, a good friend to many, and works hard at everything she does. She came home from school the other day feeling frustrated that, despite getting straight A’s, she feels she is almost never recognized by her teachers for [...]

A happy ending, and a new beginning

    The Dedication Ceremony of the Tina Klem Serenity House took place on Friday, June 28th after 5 months of planning, designing, painting, restoring and installing new furnishings for this amazing 19th century Victorian home in Bridgeport.  Operated by the Recovery Network of Programs, Tina’s House is a 12-bed home for women recovering from [...]

Why HER Haven?

One question I get all the time is: “Why is Her Haven HER Haven? Why women, and not men?” Since I address this question so often, I thought I would take today, International Women’s Day, to explain why. The first part of this answer is that, back in 2008 when I was first considering doing a [...]

Hello, World!

Hello, world!   This is Her Haven’s first official blog post, which is being written as much of the Northeast is about to be buried in several feet of snow.  I guess an impending blizzard and possible power outage has motivated me to connect while I can.    There is also something about looking out [...]