Drop In Day Shelter
The Haven Day Shelter is a welcoming and safe place for anyone in need. We are open every morning, 365 days a year.
Our services are available to anyone, particuarly those experiencing homelessness, and include:
Housing assistance programs (Rapid Rehousing, Housing Navigation, Homelessness Prevention, Housing stabilization)
Veterans' housing assistance program (SSVF)
Referrals--jobs, mental health resources, benefits counseling, ID replacement, medical clinic.
Emergency assistance: Clothing, shoe, bike, and eyeglass vouchers; Referrals to other local emergency assistance programs.
Hours Mon to Sat, 7:30am – 12 noon | Sun, 9:30am - 3:00pm
Phone (434) 973-1234 ext. 100
Housing Assistance Programs
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:
- a 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 to Friday, 9am - 5pm.
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.
Guests who are actively enrolled in one of our housing programs may be connected to our Housing2Home program, which provides creative support and funding for making a new environment feel like home.
The Charlottesville Help Line
If you or someone you know needs emergency help paying a bill, the central help line is the best place to start.
Hours Mon to Fri, 11am - 2pm
Phone (434) 234-4490
You must speak to a live person. No voicemails are accepted.