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.
Kurn Hattin Homes Once Again earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
June 2, 2020
New England Kurn Hattin Homes for Children's commitment to accountability and transparency has earned it the highest possible 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, for the second consecutive year.
“Only 32% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that New England Kurn Hattin Homes outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets New England Kurn Hattin Homes apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness," stated Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator.
Burlington, Vermont Rector Initiates Charitable Effort Spanning Six States
May 18, 2020
Father Lance Harlow, Rector of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Burlington, created the St. Nicholas Project after many years of being involved with Kurn Hattin Homes for Children in Westminster, VT, a charitable, year-round, residential home and school for children, ages 5-15, from throughout the northeast.