Hope On Haven Hill

$15,100 of $15k goal

Raised by 149 people in 17 months
Kerry Norton  ROCHESTER, NH
Hope on Haven Hill's 501 c3 Application is submitted, we have made our Articles of Inc, elected an outstanding Board of Director's, Submitted Variance request, had a Abutter/neighborhood BBQ, spent many hours planning, making policies, procedures, best practice standards, sent 1 to Nurturing Parents Program Certification- another 1 is going next month, opened a PO box, opening Bank Account, obtained our Website domain, making our Website, made a working focus group fb page, an official public FB page, scheduled our first Board of Director meeting and Scheduled our First volunteer/Fundraising brainstorming meeting!! We have had our Variance Granted and we are moving forward now having submitted our Planning Board site review application with the City of Rochester. We are looking to Fundraise at this time to help pay for these expenses moving foward with applications for the Planning board, state licensing and Legal fees.  
 Hope on Haven Hill will bring a much needed Non profit 24 hour licensed Residential Rehabilitative Facility for Pregnant women with Substance use Disorder who are in Recovery to Rochester and the local area. Strafford County and New Hamshire in general has seen a staggering increase in Heroin and opiate use in young people. While the country in general is looking at various ways to combat this epidemic we are poised to make a difference in the lives of women, their unborn child and the existing children in their custody. There are no facilities such as our proposed home in the area. The closest facility is in Nashua, NH and is often times full and inconvenient to our residents simply due to the distance.
The most recent statistics show that approximately 10% of babies born at Wentworth Douglass Hospital are born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Women will be accepted into our program if they meet criteria for Substance use Disorder, are currently pregnant or have recently delivered a baby and are in Recovery. They remain in the residential program for up to 12 months postpartum and continue to be in ongoing recovery programs indefinitely.
 The facility will be staffed 24 hours by an employee of Hope on Haven Hill. Each resident will be assigned a case manager. Comprehensive drug and alcohol counseling will be a requirement of the program adn will be provided on site. Individual counseling, family therapy and parenting classes will be required as well. Our women will be enrolled in classes to complete their GED or obtain advanced skills to assist their efforts in supporting their families.
The positive impact on the residents, their newborns and their families which then reaches out to our society is immeasureable. Women who are supported in Recovery during this crucial time of their lives can excel!
Lets all work together during this Public health Crisis!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have seen How REcovery can restore the person suffering with SUD and how it can restore their family. I want to support the Gift of Recovery to our community women!
Onward!!!
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Update 8
Posted by Kerry Norton
5 months ago
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So excited!! We expect to open Early November! Ribbon cutting being planned now! We are feverishly doing Capital Improvements/Construction!
In our final pushes we are looking for support for specific projects!
If 1000 of our supporters donate $10 we would be able to fully furnish the home and Paint! Please share, every little bit helps!
#HelpPeoplePeopleMatter
#Onward
#GettingItDone
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Update 7
Posted by Kerry Norton
11 months ago
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Hi Everyone!!! We are so excited to announce we have our OWN 501(c)3 charitable non-profit status approved !! So we are our own non-profit!! We are grateful to New Futures for having been our fiscal sponsor in the interim!

What does it mean? :
One of the primary benefits of being tax-exempt under IRC Section 501(c)(3) is the ability to accept contributions and donations that are tax-deductible to the donor (still was, but under New Futures previously). Additional benefits include, but are not limited to:

* Exemption from federal and/or state corporate income taxes
* Possible exemption from state sales and property taxes (varies by state)
* Ability to apply for grants and other public or private allocations available only to IRS-recognized, 501(c)(3) organizations
* Potentially higher thresholds before incurring federal and/or state unemployment tax liabilities
* The public legitimacy of IRS recognition
* Discounts on US Postal bulk-mail rates and other services
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Update 6
Posted by Kerry Norton
14 months ago
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We are over half way to our go fund me goal! We are so very thankful and feel so blessed to have so much support. Please continue to share this page and our mission. In truth we need much more than this and every day we don't open is a day a young women and child has to go it alone. As we continue to advocate and raise funds we would like to continue to celebrate hope. We know recovery happens. Congratulations to ninety days sober for our beautiful friend Abi!!
Go Abi!!!
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Update 5
Posted by Kerry Norton
16 months ago
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How and why did Hope on Haven Hill originate?
After weeks of trying to get her into the 1 residential Facility in NH for pregnant women and children with Substance Use Disorders- I brought her from Wentworth Douglass Women's and Children's unit (where she got fantastic care for almost 2weeks) to Cynthia Day in Nashua- it took what felt like an act of Congress to get her in. When we arrived for admission we actually were told she couldn't stay- another 3 acts of congress to get her admitted happened and I left her there long after midnight crying my way home knowing that there needed to be more and there needed to be better. There needed to be grass and a swing for the children. There needed to be one in our community so we could care for our Citizens! I got home and laid in bed and put up a status- "If anyone knows Oprah or Ellen please let's do this" Colene Crombie Arnold blew my phone up with texts, calls and messages while I slept that night- SHE didn't know Oprah or Ellen- she isn't rich. But she had a house, she has a Education and she had the desire to HELP PREGNANT women with SUD.
I am so grateful that this amazing young women has found Recovery! You will all hear her story in her words soon! She can tell you that Recovery happens and lives can be restored!
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Jessica Dufour Champagne
16 months ago

Please PM me on Facebook. I have a link to a group that has the funds to help you out.

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$15,100 of $15k goal

Raised by 149 people in 17 months
Created October 20, 2015
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Jim Flynn
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Magahn Castro
1 month ago
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Jacqueline Lewis
1 month ago

In awe and honor of Jen Stout & Kerry Norton's vision and good work.

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Jessica Dufour Champagne
16 months ago

Please PM me on Facebook. I have a link to a group that has the funds to help you out.

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