• "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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 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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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

  • “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

Volunteers Recognized For Generosity and Dedication

May 21, 2019

Kurn Hattin Homes for Children held its Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on May 15th to honor and thank the over 100 volunteers, including our staff, Trustees, and Incorporators, who dedicate their time, talents and energy to help care for the children.Tom Oxholm, Director of Institutional Advancement, who coordinated the lunch this year, thanked the volunteers in attendance.“Volunteers play a critical role in every aspect of Kurn Hattin,” he remarked.“We wouldn’t be the community we are without them.” 

Every year, the Kurn Hattin volunteers are recognized at this special luncheon and a music performance is held in their honor. In addition to the many devoted staff members, who go above and beyond to help and support Kurn Hattin students,  this year’s Honorees are: Dan Antosiewicz, Jerry Bardwell, Diane Bazin, Michael Blau, Mark Bodin, Barbara Brackett, Scott Bundy, Trudy Byington, Elayne Clift, Pat Crotty, Patsy Decker, Fred Dill Jr., Diane Duncan, Kathleen Dustin, Deborah Fajans, Patricia Farmer, Amelia Farnum, Heather Ferland, Skylar Fitch, Susan Fitzgerald, Janet Francis, Justin Fuller, Chris Goding, Flossie Gray, Megan Gray, Terry Gulick, Christopher Hackett, Ann Hadley, Sally Haney, Debra Hamel, Fr. Lance W. Harlow, Chris & Jean Hodsden, Noel Hoffman, Marya & Terry Holcombe, Susan Howell, Jodi Kelley Hoyt, Stephanie Huestis, Chris Hultquist, Lyssa Jackson, Susan Johnson, Barbara Joy, Charles Kelsey, Ellen Kok, Mark & Nancy Lightner, Abigail Littlefield, James A. Lynch, James Malley, Carley Marston, Jon MacLaren, Bruce A. Martin, Mabella Mendez, Barbara Matteson, Francese Mills, Jeanne Moore, Marilyn Moore, Brian Morgan, Rhonda Nolan, Sue Nostrand, Karen Noyes, Michael Obuchowski, Wendy O’Dette, Darlene Pecor, Philip Perlah, Elizabeth Perra Chevalier, Stephen Peterson, Mary Kay Pfadenhauer, James Pietro, Kathleen Pirruccello, Howard & Judy Putnam, Rita Ramirez, John Reed, Lynne & Bill Reed, Leslie Richards, Anita Roy, Steven Ryder, James Sawtelle, William J. Scarlett IV, Alexandra Scarlett, Sheldon Scott, Lisa Shippee, Carlene Simard, Elaine Sinclair, Christina Smith, Merton Snow, Ellen Stringham, Heinrich & Janice Sussebach, Maggi Suttles, Jen Tallman, Holly Thrash, Deborah Timon, Lauren Tramontina, Seamus Tully, Julie Tewksbury, Robert Tortolani, MD, Joan Wiley, Cora Willis-Cooper, Janet Wilson, Christie Winmill, and Greg Worden. 

If you would like more information on volunteer opportunities at Kurn Hattin Homes, please contact Tom Oxholm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (802) 721-6963.

KH Volunteer Photo 1
Photo #1 Caption: (L to R) Students Rosie and Zoey with volunteer and Incorporator, Nancy Lightner 

KH Volunteer Photo 2
Photo #2 Caption: Student Danicka speaking with volunteer Barbara Brackett