The Haven is a multi-resource day shelter for people facing homelessness in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia.

We provide respite services for people who are homeless, or living in extreme poverty in our community, as well as supportive case management for guests who are eligible for programs to help get them back into stable housing.  

Being homeless is a state of transition for most of our guests. We provide respite for the weary and transformation for the ready.

Respite Services:

  • Healthy, hearty breakfasts every day of the year.
  • Storage bins, and a place to receive mail.
  • Shower and Laundry facilities.
  • Computers, and job and housing search assistance.
  • A safe, supportive, comfortable environment.
  • A convenient, central place to meet with support workers from several agencies and programs that connect homeless guests to the resources they need to find housing and stabilize their lives.

Housing Assistance:

The Haven understands that homelessness is a housing crisis, and the solution to homelessness is housing. We offer housing support and assistance under Housing First Programs

WINTER HOURS (PACEM Season) October - April 15

M-Sat: 7am - 12noon.   Sundays 7am - 3pm.

Breakfast daily at 7:30am.

OPEN Monday to Saturday 7:30 am-12 noon and Sundays 10 AM-3 PM.

Monday to Friday 12-5 PM by appointment

112 West Market Street Charlottesville, VA 22902



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Latest Updates

Oct 17, 2016

Local Child Raises Money and Serves Breakfast at The Haven

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- Good deeds come in all shapes and sizes, and the staff at The Haven day shelter say they recently benefited from a child's good deed. "He's helping us get in touch with that authentic gesture that I think all of us have as humans." said Diana Boeke, The Haven's Community...

Oct 17, 2016

From Suitcase to Briefcase: Homeless Entrepreneur Class at The Haven

    Business course for homeless starts in Charlottesville Article By Allison Wrabel for The Daily Progress, October 16, 2016 A program designed to teach people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless how to start a business is launching this week in Charlottesville. The pilot program, From Suitcase to Briefcase, is an eight-week course designed to...

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