what do our supporters say?
"Haven First helped me get my life back on track"
"I was rescued by a team of very dedicated caring people always ready to listen and help"
"I was in a dark low place and didn't know we're to turn haven gave me a chance to find me again"
"The Hitchin sire helped me many many years ago, so glad to see how things have progressed since I have been there"
"I cannot Express how grateful I am to you and all of the staff, directors and trustees. Frankie you gave me a chance when I was pretty much out of chances, you gave me hope when I was hopeless and you gave me your time and advice when I really needed it, you were my second mum and I thank you from the bottom of my heart you are a kind and wonderful person that has been a huge help to so many people. I think you deserve a very well earned retirement so please enjoy it. You change lives and save lives, when all hope is gone the haven is there, keep on doing what you do because you really do make a difference."
"I came to the Haven 17 years ago when I was 17. You helped me out loads. Eventually I got out of homelessness, went to college and uni and now I am a teacher and I'm really happy. Thanks for everything and best wishes to you."
"Will never forget the help you gave me and the many moments , back then when you sat with me for that ‘ call ‘ to reading out my story at the agm , through to teaching me to cook and you gave me confidence in helping me to budget my meals. So much it would take me ages to list it all ! Thank you from the bottom of my heart"
"When I first moved into the Haven I needed help, advice, guidance and I needed building up. You were there for me when I was having financial trouble and supported me throughout. You were both understanding and empathetic and knew the right words to say at any given occasion. You ran a tight ship but did everything you could for the residents. I would like to thank you for all your help, advice and guidance you gave me when I was a resident at the Haven. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
"My father lived in your Stevenage hostel two years ago. Your organisation means an incredible amount to me, he was extremely looked after and made good friends there so I hope the money I have raised is of some help"
"I had the absolute pleasure of living at the Stevenage Haven about 3 years ago.... the staff are amazing people. I was greeted by people who genuinely cared about me....I will always be grateful & My time with you was so helpful and friendly and I would not be where I am today without you all and your support."
"The haven is a safe place and the staff deserve more than just claps there derserve the utmost respect bigtime and in my words BIG UP KEEP IT REAL!"
"I know I've moved on and beaten my demons I will be forever grateful to everyone who was involved in my recovery. I was an idiot and still am but I'm a grateful idiot. Stay strong all of you for the many that need you. Thank you & You guys are a saviour"