LYNN NONPROFIT LOOKS TO PROVIDE HOLIDAY GIFT CARDS TO HOMELESS YOUTH

LYNN — Lynn-based nonprofit, The Haven Project, Inc. is working to ensure the homeless young adults it serves are able to enjoy their holidays.

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Haven Project Collecting Donations For Salem, Lynn Young Adults

The Haven Project’s Holiday Drive is looking for gift cards and other donations to help homeless young adults on the North Shore.

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Number Of Homeless, Unaccompanied Youth In Mass. Soars, Even As Many Go Uncounted

In MA, there’s no place that reports a higher number of unaccompanied homeless youth than Lynn. Check out this WGBH story about unaccompanied, homeless youth in MA, featuring several Haven clients.

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Building a Meaningful Career by Supporting Homeless Youth

“Our role is to advocate for young people, many of whom are in dangerous, life-threatening situations,” Gini explained “They’re often not in a good place and open to influence from people who would take advantage of them. The Haven Project can have a long-term impact; we are helping to prevent chronically-homeless adults. This is important work.”

Read more about Gini’s story HERE.

Winning Home donations in 2019 top $360,000

Winning Home is focused on children and their families predominantly on the North Shore of Massachusetts, and successfully closed the year by granting funds to 18 local programs, one of which was a $7,500 grant to the Haven Project to help address the unmet needs of unaccompanied homeless young adults in Lynn and surrounding communities. Read more of the Daily Times Chronicle article here.

Downtown Lynn Could Soon Offer Supportive Housing for Low-Income Young Adults

LYNN — A new partnership spearheaded by the Haven Project could result in 24 units of supportive housing for low-income young adults in downtown Lynn.

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Lynn: Protecting the Community

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Land of A Thousand Hills hosts fun night

May 8, 2017 (published by the Lynn Item)

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Jaileen Malave, front, James E. Austin, left, Sokhan Prak, and Esther Summersett enjoy the open mic event.

By DAVID WILSON

LYNN — It’s only about 10 minutes into the Finals Week Breather + Open Mic at Land of A Thousand Hills Coffee Company, and Emily Urbina is hopeful for a good crowd.

The event, hosted by the The Haven Project, was open from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday for students and young adults. “Take a break; vibe out with us; enjoy great talent,” said a small flyer for the event.

Urbina, program director for The Haven Project, said the talent could include poetry, hip-hop performances, and more. Her hope for the event was that it engages the community in a greater way, she said.  Read full article…

 

A CANDID LOOK AT LIFE ON THE STREETS

March 20, 2017 (published in the Lynn Item)

PHOTO BY ALENA KUZUB
Lynn Shelter Association’s “Off the Grid” photography project is exhibited at the Massachusetts State House.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

BOSTON — The Lynn Shelter Association is using photography to give a close-up view of the struggles of homelessness.

The Lynn Shelter Association (LSA) , along with the Lynn delegation, and partner agencies, Homes for Families and The Haven Project, hosted a presentation of LSA’s “Off the Grid” photography project on Monday at the State House.

The photography exhibit displaying pictures of homelessness in Lynn will be on display in the State House this week.  Read full article

 

Gilmore Girls land in Lynn

September 30, 2016  (published in the Lynn Item)

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Co. on Munroe Street in Lynn/Facebook

By Bridget Turcotte

LYNN — If you’re out on the road, feeling lonely and so cold, you can stop by Land of a Thousand Hills.

On Wednesday, the Munroe Street coffee shop will be transformed into Luke’s Diner, where many watched the back-and-forth antics of the beloved over-caffeinated, mother-daughter duo of “Gilmore Girls.”

Land of a Thousand Hills is partnering with Netflix to promote the upcoming Nov. 25 release of a four-part return to the series.   Read full article