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Chapel Haven Changes Lives this week focuses on Spencer K.

Spencer came to Chapel Haven from his hometown of Meredith, New Hampshire in 2007. He went through the REACH program for two years, and then moved into his own apartment in the community.

Today, he works in Chapel Haven’s café, which gives him a sense of responsibility and more independence than he has ever expected.

“I like what I have learned in the residence and I can continue to do it as a community member,” he says with a shy smile.

Spencer has many passions, among them, listening to music and watching his favorite basketball team, the Celtics. “I love all the Boston teams,” he say.

His most memorable moments at Chapel Haven are the recreation trips where he has gone on many trips involving sports. He also enjoys going each year with Chapel Haven folks to the Big E.

“I love a little bit of everything in New Haven.”  He has made a lot of friends since being at Chapel Haven and always has a smile as he waits on students, staff and visitors in our Cafe. Congrats to Spencer on his independence!