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2023 Annual Meeting

We would like to thank everyone who joined us for our 2023 Annual Meeting! 
It was great to recap a fantastic year and discuss what’s on the horizon for HAVEN. Thank you to all of our amazing speakers, especially our Board Member, Deb, who bravely shared her inspiring story last night. Thank you and congratulations, to our special guest Diannely Antigua. We are so excited about our collaboration through the Academy of American Poets as you start your 2023 Poet Laureate Fellowship. We’d like to thank our outgoing Board Members, Dave Terlemezian, Bill McQuillen, and Taraneh Azar for your years of service to HAVEN.
We’ve accomplished so much but still have lots more work to do. Finally, the biggest thank you is to our incredibly dedicated staff, board members, interns, and volunteers. We couldn’t continue to grow and support the community without you. 
If you missed our 2023 Annual Meeting, no worries. Check out our 2023 Impact Report by clicking the button below to see what HAVEN has been up too! 
Annual Meeting

Courage Speaks

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Courage Speaks Performance. This event was a community collaboration to raise awareness for domestic violence and sexual assault. Thank you to our talented performers and creative team Lissa Curtis, Executive Director of Safe Haven Ballet, Diannely Antigua, Portsmouth Poet Laureate, Joi Smith, Back Alley Productions, Seacoast Repertory Theater, and Debra Altschiller, NH State Senator District 24 & former HAVEN staff member. 
Jessica, one of the Courage Speaks Survivor stories, joined the event with her family. 
Courage Speaks Signs
The original Courage Speaks Stories shared in the lobby of the Seacoast Rep.
Jacquelyn Benson Loudmouth
Jacquelyn Benson, one of Back Alley Productions Actresses, shared Jessica's Courage Speak stories titled Loudmouth. 
Lissa Curtis
Executive Director, Lissa Curtis of Safe Haven Ballet performs a piece. 
Andrea Bruneau Singing
Andrea Bruneau sings "She Used To Be Mine" by Sara Bareilles. 
Skye Darling Release
Safe Haven Ballet performer, Skye Darling, performs an original piece called "Release"
Portsmouth Poet Laureate, Diannely Antigua, shared her moving poetry. 
Safe Haven Balle

Dancers from Safe Haven Ballet.

Coalition Guests
Guests joined Courage Speaks on April 23rd. 
This program is made possible by the generous support of the Academy of American Poets and the Mellon Foundation.

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