Chamber of Commerce celebrates grand opening of Kate’s Closet and 3 Sister’s Gym

Feb 9, 2024

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce was pleased to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, January 29, 2024, for Hope On Haven Hill (HHH), which provides residential, outpatient, and recovery support substance use disorder services for pregnant, post-partum and parenting women in NH.

The ribbon cutting was for two new programs at the agency’s HHH Center for Hope and Wellness, located at 40 Charles Street in Rochester. Kate’s Closet, a free boutique thrift store for agency clients, and the 3 Sister’s Gym, a fully equipped gym and yoga studio were unveiled.

Rochester Mayor Paul Callaghan, along with HHH board of directors, donors, staff, clients, and volunteers celebrated the new programs.

“We are so grateful to everyone who contributed at the 2023 Gala to make this possible,” said HHH Executive Director Kerry Norton. “A big thank you to the Vanderheiden Family, Mike Rouleau, and Kathleen Beede for committing to the full health and wellness of the women we care for at HHH. Having access to a gym and yoga services is so important for a holistic approach to wellness for the women we serve.”

Founding Board of Director member, Kathie Routhier, shared the vision of Kate’s Closet, stating “More than 10 years ago, I had a dream of making sure that women who were pregnant and new mothers and were struggling with clothing for themselves and their babies, had them. I used to joke we should have a bus and drive around to hand them out. Now, Kate’s Closet is the place where we can make sure they have what they need.”

The Agency is holding its annual Hope Springs Eternal Gala at Wentworth by the Sea, on March 23, 2024. For more information on sponsoring this event or to purchase tickets

Hope on Haven Hill is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission is to provide a place where pregnant, post-partum, and parenting women living in poverty and battling substance use disorder can access residential and outpatient treatment, recovery support, and recovery housing.

For more information about Hope on Haven Hill, please visit or contact Kerry Norton at (603) 841-5353 or [email protected].

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