The Haven Day Shelter is a safe and welcoming place for the homeless and very poor of Central Virginia. We provide basic respite services (breakfast, showers, laundry) as well as helping guests access the resources they need to secure housing.

Monday-Saturday 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM


112 West Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone Number: (434) 973-1234 



The Haven also administers funds for Housing First Programs: Rapid Rehousing, Housing Navigation, Homelessness Prevention, Housing Stabilization, as well as a specialized program for veterans.

To see if you qualify for one of our housing assistance programs, you must make an appointment for an intake by calling 434-973-1234 ext. 113. 

You must meet at least one of the following criteria in order to be potentially eligible for rental assistance under one of our housing programs:

  • previous experience of homelessness that can be documented AND must be currently living with family or friends (those living in their own rental/home do not qualify).
  • you must be literally homeless, that is, living on the street, in an emergency shelter, in a vehicle or another place not meant for habitation. Those residing in a hotel or living with family or friends do not qualify.

Appointments are available with our Housing Program Team, Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm




If you or someone you know needs emergency help paying a bill, the central help line is the best place to start. 

Call 434-234-4490 Monday - Fridays, 11am to 2pm.  

You must speak to a live person. No voicemails are accepted.