Point in Time Survey

Listen to this story that NPR did on a ‘point-in time’ survey. Organizations and volunteers around Charlottesville will be doing a similar survey this week.  
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Meet Our Guests! – D’s Story

After struggling with surgery, chronic health concerns, and a minor legal matter that dragged out for months and months, D turned his concentration to finding work. He found three jobs! Sadly, none of these jobs really worked out. Challenged but not down, D decided to take matters into his...
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Meet Our Guests – D’s Story

D. wrote us a letter: Dear Haven, You do not know how much you mean to me! Without this place, I would be in the street with nothing or any place to place or receive calls. I used the computers and within 4 weeks…I have gotten a job. This...
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Meet Our Guests – V’s Story

When V heard that we were having a volunteer celebration in January, she said she wanted us to tell her story to our fabulous volunteers. She said she wanted to say thanks. She said she had things to say. Here is what she wrote: I wanted to be here...
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About The Haven

The Haven is a safe and welcoming place for the homeless and very poor of Central Virginia to be during the day. Opened for business on January 18, 2010, The Haven provides this community with a central location to receive vital services and get connected to social service providers.


112 West Market Street, Charlottesville, VA


Breakfast meal, short-term storage, showers, laundry facilities, computer access, living room, community garden and referrals to on-site service providers offering substance abuse assessment, mental health peer support, financial literacy and counseling, legal assistance, public housing applications, resume development and job search coaching, overnight shelter, health advocacy and navigation, social service such as food stamp screening, and others.


Our current hours are as follows:

Monday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Wednesday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Thursday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Friday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Saturday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sunday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM


The Haven is housed in a beautifully renovated church on the corner of First Street and Market Street, across from Lee Park, one block from the downtown site of the Jefferson Madison Regional Library and around the corner from the Downtown Mall. This building is a gift to the community by Tom Shadyac, who purchased and renovated the building to create a safe place for the homeless to get services. The Haven is grateful for Tom Shadyac’s ongoing support of this important work.

112 West Market Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902


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