The Haven works to end homelessness. We do this by operating a multi-resource day shelter for the homeless in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia and administering housing-focused programming. We facilitate transformation for the ready and provide respite for the weary. We exist because everyone needs a place to start. The Haven is located in a beautifully renovated church and annex building across from Lee Park and one block from the public library.
Our Day Shelter serves guests a healthy, hearty breakfast every day of the year, and offers a place to receive mail, shower, do laundry, use a computer, meet with support workers, and rest in a safe and supportive environment. For most guests, being homeless is a state of transition, not a permanent lifestyle. We are ready to connect homeless guests to the support they seek to find housing and stabilize their lives.
The Haven has adopted a Housing First approach to ending homelessness. We understand that homelessness is a housing crisis, and the solution to homelessness is housing. With this in mind, we facilitate Homeless Prevention, Coordinated Access, Housing Navigation, Housing Stabilization, Support Services for Veteran Families and Rapid Re-Housing. To find out more, visit the Housing First Programs page.
OPEN Monday to Saturday 7:30 AM-12 PM and Sunday 10 AM-3 PM.
Monday to Friday 12-5 PM by appointment
112 West Market Street Charlottesville, VA 22902