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Haven Christmas Party

i October 27th, 2017 by Jenine Soucoup, Volunteer Coordinator

The 2017 Haven Christmas Party will be at the Haven on Thursday, December 7th, 2017.
There will be a social gathering from 5:30pm to 6:00 pm with a pot luck dinner to be served at 6:00 pm.
All volunteers and board members as well as public leaders are welcome to attend.
Please RSVP no later than November 30th. Thank you.
The Main meat dish will be provided. Guests are asked to bring a dish to pass.
We hope to see you on December read more...

Haven Christmas Party

i October 27th, 2017 by Jenine Soucoup, Volunteer Coordinator

The 2017 Haven Christmas Party will be at the Haven on Thursday, December 7th, 2017.
There will be a social gathering from 5:30pm to 6:00 pm with a pot luck dinner to be served at 6:00 pm.
All volunteers and board members as well as public leaders are welcome to attend.
Please RSVP no later than November 30th. Thank you.
The Main meat dish will be provided. Guests are asked to bring a dish to pass.
We hope to see you on December read more...

DONATIONS NEEDED

i October 23rd, 2017 by Jenine Soucoup, Volunteer Coordinator

The Haven is currently looking for donations of Kleenex, cold/flu tablets, cough syrup , 2 chest type dressers and 2 night stands. Please call (920) 652-9110 if you have any items to donate. Thank read more...

Cardboard City Event

i September 12th, 2017 by Jenine Soucoup, Volunteer Coordinator

We are holding a Cardboard City Event on September 23/24th at the Haven in Collaboration with Habitat for Humanity and Hope House of Manitowoc.
We are going to have Kid's Karaoke with Roc The Mic Karaoke, we will be serving a bag supper and small breakfast.
Please contact Stephanie Bowman to register your team by calling 920-682-7742.


FORM A 4 -PERSON TEAM
 
Build a cardboard “house” ($100 in pledges)

Sleep in a tent ( $175 in pledges )

Sleep in a car ($250 in read more...

Stop and see us at the Farmer's Market

i August 30th, 2017 by Jenine Soucoup, Volunteer Coordinator

The Haven of Manitowoc will have a booth at the Farmer's Market on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 8 am til 2pm. We will be handing out information about the Haven as well as selling Sloppy Joes! read more...

Thank you !!

i July 10th, 2017 by Jenine Soucoup, Volunteer Coordinator

I would like to thank our volunteers for helping this weekend during Subfest! Donna F.,Keith C.,Greg J., Kris R.,Kendall M.,Pat P.,and Conrad S, for all the great help and for Tammy and her crew at Sister's Unraveled for providing a space for us inside to spread the word of our work at the Haven. Congratulations to our winner, Debbie of our "Faith" plaque, just for signing up! We hope to see more people at our next appearance which will be at the Manitowoc County Fair, August 22nd read more...

THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

i June 16th, 2017 by Jenine Soucoup, Volunteer Coordinator

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved in last weekend's events for The Haven of Manitowoc. Without all of you we never would have been so successful! To the bakers, grill people, set up/tear down people, servers, course marshalls, parking marshalls, aid station workers, to all the people that came and supported the brat fry and the Marathon thank you from the bottom of my read more...

Volunteers Needed

i June 16th, 2017 by Jenine Soucoup, Volunteer Coordinator

We are in need of volunteers to help distribute brochures at Subfest in Manitowoc ( our table will be in front of Sister's Unraveled as she has donated the space for us) on July 7th, 8th and 9th. from 9am til 4pm.

We will also be present at Community Care Days in Two Rivers on August 4th, from 9 am to 3 pm. We need about 2 people.

We will also have a booth at the Manitowoc County Fair, August 22nd through August 27th. We will need people each day to cover the booth. We will be read more...

Men's Bike needed

i May 31st, 2017 by Jenine Soucoup, Volunteer Coordinator

One of our former guests is looking for a bike so he is able to commute from the East Side of Manitowoc ( near Younker's ) to the Southside of Manitowoc ( KI) second shift. If anyone has a bike they would like to donate, please call the Haven. (920) read more...

In Search of

i May 22nd, 2017 by Jenine Soucoup, Volunteer Coordinator

Hello, we are in search of a digital video camera that we could borrow to make a testimonial video to share on our website as well as to present at different places during the year. If anyone is willing to borrow us one, or would be willing to shoot a video for us, please contact us at (920) 652-9110. Thank read more...

2017 Happenings

i March 16th, 2017 by Jenine Soucoup, Volunteer Coordinator

We are very excited to announce that we have been chosen as the recipient for the HFM Maritime Marathon for 2017! We will be needing volunteers to help at the aid station on June 11th during the marathon. If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact me and I will put you on our list of volunteers for that day! Thank you so much. Jenine Soucoup, Volunteer read more...

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

i January 23rd, 2017 by Jenine Soucoup, Volunteer Coordinator

Voluteers are needed to fill shelter monitor shifts as well as shelter monitor helper shifts. Please contact Jenine at the Haven of Manitowoc, (920) 652-9110 if you would be interested in helping with this coverage. Hours vary, but are primarily Tuesday and Thursday from 11:45pm to 4 am, Sunday from 11:45pm -4am ( every other Sunday). Monday and Friday 4am to 8 am ( every other week), 8 am to Noon Saturday and Sunday ( every other week ) and Noon to 4pm ( every other week ).
Shelter helper read more...

Haven raises funds at Sister's Unraveled

i January 17th, 2017 by Jenine Soucoup, Volunteer Coordinator

Thank you to Tammy and Sister's Unraveled for having Mike Oswald's National Park Books and Annie The Owl in their shop for the holidays! We raised over $300 for the Haven! There are still books there so send in your traveling friends or stop in and get your copy today! This will be an ongoing fundraiser. Thank you Mike also. We are looking forward to your next read more...

MERRY CHRISTMAS

i November 30th, 2016 by Jenine Soucoup, Volunteer Coordinator

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Haven of Manitowoc County, Inc., would like to thank all of our volunteers, fundraisers,and donors for their support this past year.

We hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

We look forward to working with you all in 2017 as we continue to grow in serving the Homeless Men in Manitowoc read more...

Wish List needs

i October 3rd, 2016 by Jenine Soucoup, Volunteer Coordinator

The Haven is in need of Scotch Brite scrubby sponges, Lysol Disinfectant spray and Glade air fresheners . These could also be a generic brand of those items. We also are looking for rubber bands, scotch tape for dispensers, 3 in 1 oil, 2 electric can openers, masking tape and milk. If anyone is looking to donate any of these items please drop them off any time at The Haven of Manitowoc, 1003 Marshall read more...

It's Spring!!

i May 2nd, 2016 by Michael Etheridge, Director

Greetings,

The Haven is doing great! The Haven celebrated two years in operation. We had food and fellowship! Thanks to all who came out an celebrated with us! In my last blog, the Haven announced that we were increasing our number of guests served from 8 to 12 men. We were full (at 12) all of January and February and have a waiting list of about 9 men who need The Haven's services. The Haven had 4 guests successfully transition out into adequate housing. One of those guests will be in our read more...

It's been a while

i January 25th, 2016 by Michael Etheridge, Director

Happy New Year!

We had a great 2015! We served 61 men and provided 2,243 over night stays at the Haven. 38 of the 61 men we served transitioned successfully from the Haven Program! I am happy to say that as of January 1, 2016, The Haven has expanded it's services opening four beds to serve 12 men. Now that we are able to serve more men, this means we need more volunteers. Jenine (our awesome volunteer coordinator) has done a great job scheduling volunteers to work in conjunction with read more...

October update

i October 16th, 2015 by Michael Etheridge, Associate Director



Friends,

Fall is here! The Haven is thriving as we have been open for 1 year and 6 months as of yesterday. We have worked on our Mission and Vision statements to capture what the Haven stands for and where the Haven is going. I am excited about our future and continued success! With that being said here are some updates:


Guest update:

We have six guests in shelter. Three out of the six guests are working and saving money. One guest is scheduled to transition to his apartment in read more...

Updates

i September 11th, 2015 by Michael Etheridge, Associate Director



Greetings,


Haven Guest update:

The summer is almost coming to an end! Everything is going well. We are full! All 8 of our guests are working and saving money. They are all on track with their goal development plans, too. There are 25 men on our wait list.

Shelter Monitor update:

We had interviews this week for an overnight shelter monitor. We are still in the interviewing process. The position is posted on the Job Center's website. You can still apply! The Haven's Board of read more...

Ken on WBAY Channel 2

i June 17th, 2015 by Michael Etheridge, Associate Director

Please see Ken (one of our board members) on WBAY channel 2 tonight. See this link: read more...

Update

i June 16th, 2015 by Michael Etheridge, Associate Director

Greetings,

I wanted to give you an update on our brat fry/bake sale. We made.....(drum role)....$1,609.74. This includes brat fry, bake sale, Haven t-shirts, first aid kits, and Haven's Heavenly Hats. This is not bad considering we had inclement weather. I would like to thank the volunteers that helped Jenine, Cindy, Dick, Mike, Taybee (and her husband), Mary, Robert, Kathy, Al, Joyce ( and her group of helpers for the hats), Larry, Keith, and Amanda. I look forward to this event next read more...

Updates and More

i June 3rd, 2015 by Michael Etheridge, Associate Director

Friends,

I hope everyone is praying for summer to get here as much as I am :) I want to show my gratitude for all the support that you give The Haven on a daily basis. I know I sound like a broken record...However, I will say that without you The Haven would not be able to sustain. Thank you, THANK YOU! Here are some updates on The Haven's guest status as well as up coming events:

Guest Status:

We currently have 4 guests in shelter. We had one guest move into his own apartment on May read more...

Website Launch

i April 26th, 2015 by Michael Etheridge, Associate Director

Friends,

On this day - Sunday, April 26, 2015 - The Haven of Manitowoc County has launched a new website. This website is full of information, which includes events, blog information, current stats, volunteer opportunities, and much more. Please take time to spread the word about our new website.

God read more...