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  • Annual Report 2021

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Annual Report 2021

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Announcing Havenly's Co-Director Model and Search!

Dear Havenly Community and Friends,  We are excited to share an important update to our organizational structure, as well as an opportunity to join...

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"With Nieda and the fellows, I feel like I have found a family."

Mutiaa, Cohort 2

DELICIOUS baklava, and an amazing mission!! Very nice space and it feels great to support the community.

Eve M.

You're really supporting our local community. Go, eat, be satisfied and happy!

Peter H.

A fantastic kitchen on a mission! Delicious food and stellar service.

Alessandro Luciano

In the news

The New York Times: Breaking the Ramadan Fast in Quarantine

But Ms. Abbas, 44, is working to help. Every morning, she cooks for Havenly [Treats] a nonprofit organization that helps refugee chefs sell food. Drawing from her work as a baker in Iraq, she cooks about 200 meals for people in need. She makes fatayer with cheese and za’atar, elegant cucumber salads with spices, and homemade sauce.

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Yale Daily News: “A Labor of Love” Transforms Havenly Treats

Havenly’s mission to help refugee women prosper is visible in every element of their work; 100 percent of profits support refugee women. The mission is particularly personal to Nieda Abbas, who is originally from Iraq and survived war and life in refugee camps. 

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Journal Inquirer: Migrants find work, welcome in New Haven

Ghali recently has been joined by three other women who arrived in this country under duress, all fellows at Havenly, which has been supporting refugee and immigrant women to become self-sufficient and active members of their communities since 2018.

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New Haven Independent: Refugees Reopen Shuttered Bakery

When Caterina Passoni and Nieda Abbas heard that downtown bakery Sweet Mary’s was temporarily suspending business during the Covid-19 pandemic, they saw an opportunity to support two bakeries at once.

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New Haven Register: Yale students, refugees join with delicious results

In addition to their business, the fellows also attend classes in financial literacy, taxes, computer skills, English as a Second Language, taught by Yale students who are researching those topics.

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New Haven Independent: Nieda’s Moist Falafel

Nieda Abbas served up a falafel unlike any I’d ever tasted before: one bite electric with acidity and flavor, the next comforting with nutty falafel and warm flatbread.

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