Need Help?

Drop In Day Shelter

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.

Hours  Mon to Sat, 7:00am – 12pm | Sun, 7am - 3pm

Location  112 West Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone  (434) 973-1234 


Housing Programs

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.

Too 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 to Friday, 9am - 5pm


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.