The Haven Day Shelter is a place for guests to receive shelter from the elements during the day, facilities to bathe and do laundry, and a place to receive mail, use computers, and store personal items in a welcoming space.
DAY SHELTER HOURS:
WINTER 2017 HOURS (PACEM Season) October - April 15
Mondays through Saturdays: 7:00am - 12noon.
Sundays 7:00am - 3:00pm. (lunch available at 1:15)
Breakfast daily at 7:30am.
Monday to Friday 12-5 PM for guests with appointments only
Haven guests have the opportunity to receive vital services in a centralized location. The day shelter fills a gap in services by offering direct, on-site connections to related programs necessary for helping people break the cycle of poverty. Guests share information during an intake, and then work together with a case manager to follow up on referrals to get appropriate services concerning:
- Mental Health Concerns
- Substance Use disorders
- Health Care
- Basic Social Services and benefits eligibility counseling.
- Getting a safe and stable place to live.
Services: Breakfast, Computers, Showers, Laundry, Storage, Mailing address and Phone
The Haven Kitchen
Breakfast is served every day from 7:30-8 AM. We believe that our guests deserve the highest quality food available. Our breakfast meal is healthy, made from scratch, and incorporates as many local ingredients as possible.
The Haven serves an average of 65 breakfast meals every day of the year. Thanks to generous support from the Local Food Hub, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Emergency Food Bank, Bellair Farm, Food Not Bombs, Trader Joe's, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, and Market Street Market, our average food cost per breakfast meal is less than $0.75.
We do our best to be good stewards of our community resources by first minimizing and then composting food waste. We reach out to other community partners when we have excess that we cannot use, and share the bounty with other community groups who need food.
If you'd like to volunteer at our day shelter, during breakfast or at our community garden, please visit our VOLUNTEER page!
If you’d like to donate breakfast food, visit our NEEDED ITEMS page!