• "The area I came from wasn’t the best environment. Though I didn’t want to be here at first, I’d say my mom did the right thing. The houseparents are like family. They changed my life. I matured in all aspects from being a little kid to growing into a man.”

    ~Jacob Edwards, Class of 2018

  • "Kurn Hattin provided advice, support, and encouragement to pursue my dreams. The most important lesson I learned was to be humble, kind, and help those who were less fortunate. Because of Kurn Hattin, I have found my voice, my purpose in life, and my passion to help those who are in need.”

    ~Heather Kampfer, Class of 2001, Alumni Association President

  • "I didn’t know how to make friends. I had a lot of problems. I felt like I was stuck in quicksand. Then I came to Kurn Hattin. It was a slow process, but I was given a lot of structure and I needed and responded to that structure.“

    ~Christiana Mylott, Class of 2018

  • "Discipline, respect, loyalty, and love are what I learned from the houseparents. I have 3 older brothers and we all went there. Thanks Kurn Hattin–Always the place I call home."

    ~Stephen Smith, Class of 1994

  • "Born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth. It’s a phrase I associate with my upbringing at Kurn Hattin. I attended Kurn Hattin from 3rd to 8th grade and was given security, consistency, guidance, and direction. The girls, boys, teachers, and houseparents became my forever family.”

    ~Kim (Sherrick) Dawson, Class of 1982

  • "I still remember walking into Kurn Hattin. The scared little girl I was. Seeing myself grow over the years has been a blessing. But I never could have done it without the backbone of my forever home. Thank you, all of you. I really did it. I graduated high school!"

    ~ Makiah Curtis, Class of 2012

  • "I love Kurn Hattin and miss it like crazy.  Kristi Lisai, thank you for being the BEST English teacher ever, being so easy to talk to, and teaching me how to be such a good writer!  Richard M. Long, thank you for never giving up on me when I would do so badly in social studies.  And to all of the other teachers and staff, just thank you for being my ... AWESOME TEACHERS!"

    ~ Chelsea Candello, Class of 2012

  • "My son has since graduated from high school and just turned 18! He’s an accomplished jazz musician and artist. Thank you Kurn Hattin for all you do for children.” 

    ~Chantal Paulino, Mother

  • “Kurn Hattin was the best choice my family ever made for me. When I was in the 8th grade I didn’t want to leave.”

    ~Kristen McDaniel, Class of 1991

  • "Kurn Hattin gave me guidance and structure when I needed it most. Kurn Hattin was the most perfect support my parents could have asked for. As they say, it takes a village to raise a child. Kurn Hattin is that village”

    ~Gizenia Boyd, Class of 2005

  • "I was so proud of my girl, getting up on stage and singing her heart out. Kurn Hattin is building her up with so much confidence. I will be forever grateful for what you are doing for my little girl."

    ~ Brenda Boisjolie Arce, Mother

  • “Best years of my life. I’m now 36 married and have 3 beautiful daughters. Just wanted to say ‘thank you’ for everything this school did for me. Kurn Hattin definitely made me the man I am today.”

    ~Tom Adkins, Class of 1995

  • "The lessons of life that I still carry today were taught to me at Kurn Hattin 50 plus years ago. Although many of my teachers who stood at the ‘fork in the road’ are gone, I carry on their legacy. And now I stand at the fork in the road to point the way for those who follow.”

    ~Jerry L. Bardwell, Class of 1973, Trustee

  • "I can’t help reiterating my admiration and thanks to a wonderful haven for needy children and one which has provided guidance, education and encouragement to many, many children, who have gone on to lead meaningful adulthood lives, some who have become leaders in society.”

    ~James Barschdorf, Class of 1944

  • "I’m grateful to have had the experience at Kurn Hattin Homes, which was my and my brother’s ‘village’ that made such a positive mark on our lives.”

    ~Rhonda (Gaudreau) Nolan, Class of 1977, Incorporator

  • "I support Kurn Hattin partly for sentimental reasons and as a teacher, I know the needs of children who no longer can live at home. I like their philosophy—to return the children home to their families. The families are given time to strengthen and heal. The children are given every chance to succeed and find their own niche whether it is with music, sports, writing, or animals."

    ~ Carol Howe, Friend & Supporter

  • “I’m so proud to have been at Kurn Hattin. It turned my life around and put me on the right track. I’m not sure where I would have been otherwise. And I believe I was the only boy who made ‘Eagle Scout’ at that time.”

    ~ Peter Stavrou, Class of 1951

Kurn Hattin Homes for Children Gives Thanks 

November 6, 2019

The children and staff at Kurn Hattin Homes wish each of you—our friends, supporters, volunteers, and families a very warm and meaningful Thanksgiving.

Kurn Hattin Students Selected for Vermont Music Festival

November 5, 2019

Seventeen Kurn Hattin students were chosen to perform in the upcoming Vermont District VI Music Festival which will be held at Bellows Falls Union High School on Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd.

Kurn Hattin Selected for Shaw's GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Program

November 4, 2019

New England Kurn Hattin Homes for Children has been selected as a beneficiary of the Shaw's GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Program for the month of December. 

The Shaw's GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Program, which launched in April 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work. 

Kurn Hattin Scarecrows

October 30, 2019

The Kurn Hattin children had a great time creating fun and imaginative scarecrows for a campus contest.  “This year’s entries were very, very spirited,” commented Nancy Richardson, Director of Residential Services and one of three judges.  There was also an entry by Executive Assistant, Sonja Carey, from the Dean Mathey Center. 

Kurn Hattin Hosts Dr. Ned Hallowell at Annual Fall Conference

October 29. 2019 

Kurn Hattin Homes for Children held its 28th Annual Conference on Friday October 25th.  Every autumn, Kurn Hattin hosts an educational conference offering opportunities for training and skills development for educators, child care professionals, and community partners from the eastern region. This year featured world-renowned author and speaker Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., who spoke on the topic will be, “How to Find the Right Difficult. How to Make ADHD Work For You Not Against You.”

Bestselling Author and ADHD Expert Dr. Ned Hallowell, M.D. to address Kurn Hattin Fall Conference

October 14, 2019

New England Kurn Hattin Homes for Children will hold its 28th Annual Fall Conference on October 25, from 8:45 am – 3:30pm in Westminster, VT. This year’s topic will be “How to Find the Right Difficult.  How to Make ADHD Work For You Not Against You.” World-renowned author and speaker Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D will be headlining at this year’s conference. Dr. Hallowell is a leading authority in the field of ADHD, having taught at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is the founder of the Hallowell Centers for Cognitive and Emotional Health located across the country.

Kurn Hattin Homes Welcomes New Trustee and Incorporators at Annual Meeting

October 4, 2019

On October 2nd, New England Kurn Hattin Homes held its Annual Meeting of Trustees and Incorporators. The Board re-elected nine Incorporators for terms of three years; Michael Blau (Hudson, NH), Mark Bodin (Chester, VT), Christopher Hackett (Westminster, VT), James Lynch (Walpole, NH), Bruce Martin (Walpole, NH), Rhonda Nolan (Danbury, CT), William Scarlett IV (Saxtons River, VT), Sheldon Scott (Bellows Falls, VT), and Greg Worden (Brattleboro, VT). 

Kurn Hattin Celebrates 125th Anniversary with Fall Festival

September 24, 2019

On a beautiful day, Kurn Hattin held its 125th Anniversary Fall Festival. This free and fun event on Saturday Sept, 21, included: children’s games, fire truck aerial ladder  rides, student circus performances, hayrides, fresh cider from our cider press, a photo booth, Native American horse painting, square dancing to live music, 16 craft and food vendors, a chili cook-off, and much more.

Apple Harvesting Time at Kurn Hattin 

September 24, 2019

Every September and October, Science teacher Tom Fontaine takes his students to pick apples from trees that were planted in the 90's by several of his classes with Real Bazin, Kurn Hattin’s Farm Manager.