Being homeless is a state of transition for most of our guests at The Haven.


We provide respite services for people who are experiencing homelessness or living in extreme poverty in Charlottesville. We also offer supportive case management for guests who are eligible for programs to get them back into stable housing.

Homelessness is a housing crisis, and the solution to homelessness is housing. The Haven works with several agencies and programs to connect guests to the resources they need to find housing and stabilize their lives. We offer housing support and assistance through Housing First and other assistance programs.

Your gift helps your neighbors facing homelessness find respite and guidance as they pursue the path toward stable housing.


What can my gift provide?

  • $35 is the average fee for submitting a rental housing application.

  • $66 pays for a monthly local bus pass for three guests.

  • $146 provides breakfast for 65 people, our daily average.

  • $500 is our total monthly budget for our discretionary client assistance fund, which purchases such items as needed medications, glasses, or replacement ID cards.

  • $1,250 is the operating cost of one day at The Haven.

  • $2,100 is the typical total move-in costs for a family in a one-bedroom apartment.

Want to give by check?

Make your donation to “The Haven” and mail a check to:

The Haven
P.O. Box 273
Charlottesville, VA 22902


Learn more about legacy and asset giving that supports The Haven.


To learn more about how you can support The Haven, call 434-973-1234 ext. 109 or email our director:

Stephen Hitchcock:

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The Haven is a public charity and donations are generally deductible for federal income tax purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our federal tax ID is 47-1841856.