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.

Monday to Friday 12-5 PM by appointment

112 West Market Street Charlottesville, VA 22902


Latest Updates

Jul 13, 2015

The Haven Receives 2015 ArtPlace National Grant!

The Haven announced today that, in partnership with New City Arts, it is among the 38 recipients of ArtPlace America’s 2015 National Grants Program. ArtPlace, one of the nation’s largest philanthropies dedicated to creative placemaking, is investing $200,000 in Charlottesville, VA, to further integrate arts and culture into the field of community planning and development through The Haven’s Housing2Home program. Out of nearly 1300 applicants, Charlottesville is the only...

Mar 28, 2015

Foodio Donation

THE HAVEN & FOODIO PARTNER TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HOMELESS PROGRAMMING  Foodio, a Charlottesville startup, is kicking off a first ever ‘Foodlanthropy’ Initiative with The Haven as the beneficiary. Foodio and The Haven are partnering for the month of April to raise funds to end homelessness. Order online from local restaurants using EatFoodio.com, use the code FoodioHaven, and Foodio will donate 100% of their proceeds to The...

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