Sponsorships Help Kurn Hattin Strengthen Technology
July 28, 2020
Children, ages 5-15, live in residential cottages at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. For the last six years, Kurn Hattin has been offering a special partnership with businesses and individuals called Adopt a Cottage. The goal of the program is to not only have funding for the unbudgeted needs of a cottage, but also have the sponsors spend time with and get to know the children their support helps. This year, Adopt a Cottage sponsors are supporting the purchase of two desktop computers in the cottages for students to access their homework and for houseparents’ digital access to information. Kurn Hattin has begun work on a dedicated STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) lab. This will be a resource for all Kurn Hattin students to engage in Project and Inquiry Based Learning to sharpen creative thinking and problem solving skills.
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Donor Advised Funds Support Kurn Hattin Homes
July 24, 2020
Donor Advised Funds are becoming more and more popular with philanthropic individuals. Kurn Hattin Homes for Children recently received a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Peter and Elisabeth Roos Fund. The grant will further Kurn Hattin’s Mission providing children a safe home and quality education in a nurturing environment. Kurn Hattin transforms the lives of children and their families forever. Follow their journey: kurnhattin.org
Statement About Alleged Abuse
July 3, 2020
Late Thursday afternoon, we received a call from the Reformer informing us of abuse allegations stemming from the 1960s, and ‘70s. It was the first time we had heard specifics about allegations from these years, and we were given no time to respond. That was in no way indicative of us having nothing to say. We take these allegations extremely seriously. We have served children at the Kurn Hattin Homes for more than 125 years. It is our mission to provide a safe and supportive haven for children with troubled lives. The thought that any of our children who came to us for refuge suffered abuse while in our care is both horrific and heartbreaking. Even though much of the alleged abuse happened over 40 years ago, no matter when they come forward, survivors should be commended for their courage for doing so. And just like any child in our care, they deserve our support and to be heard. If any child suffered at the hands of someone at the Homes, I am profoundly sorry.
Kurn Hattin Homes Takes Graduation On The Road
June 17, 2020
How do we make this graduation really special for our students during this unprecedented time the Kurn Hattin Homes staff asked themselves. We miss the students and the students miss the staff and their friends. We came up with a unique plan to celebrate each graduate individually with a personalized ceremony to take to their homes throughout Vermont and New Hampshire—all while abiding by the current safety protocols.