The Haven is a dynamic, multi-purpose community space. It enhances our city by providing a centralized location for resource providers, a commercial kitchen, a day haven, a community garden, and a cultural and arts space in downtown Charlottesville. The Haven is in a beautifully renovated church and annex building, across from Lee Park and one block from the public library.

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 Assessment, Housing Navigation, Housing Stabilization, and coordinate with Thrive to administer Rapid Re-Housing. To find out more, visit the Housing First Programs page.

OPEN Monday to Saturday 7 AM-12 PM and Sunday 7 AM-3 PM.

112 West Market Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902


Latest Updates

Mar 13, 2015

Run for Home event details

The Haven is thrilled to announce that our annual Run for Home race has inherited the former MJ8K course! Due to inclement weather, our race has been reschedule for Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8 AM. Join us for a family friendly 8K run or 4K walk beginning and ending on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall and winding scenic downtown neighborhoods. All participants will receive an official HAVEN fleece running hat! PLUS a free continental breakfast and awards ceremony will be...

Mar 04, 2015

Spring for Housing: ending homelessness for 31 people in spring 2015

The Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless (TJACH) plans to house 31 currently homeless individuals this spring! TJACH is actively seeking donations of household items, furniture and non-perishable food and NEEDS YOUR HELP in order to make each person's new house feel like a home. In partnership with a number of local homeless service providers, TJACH will use these donations to create move-in kits. 

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