About The Haven

The Haven is a safe and welcoming place for the homeless and very poor of Central Virginia to be during the day. Opened for business on January 18, 2010, The Haven provides this community with a central location to receive vital services and get connected to social service providers.

Location:

112 West Market Street, Charlottesville, VA

Services:

Breakfast meal, short-term storage, showers, laundry facilities, computer access, living room, community garden and referrals to on-site service providers offering substance abuse assessment, mental health peer support, financial literacy and counseling, legal assistance, public housing applications, resume development and job search coaching, overnight shelter, health advocacy and navigation, social service such as food stamp screening, and others.

Hours:

Our current hours are as follows:

Monday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Wednesday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Thursday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Friday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Saturday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sunday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

History:      

The Haven is housed in a beautifully renovated church on the corner of First Street and Market Street, across from Lee Park, one block from the downtown site of the Jefferson Madison Regional Library and around the corner from the Downtown Mall. This building is a gift to the community by Tom Shadyac, who purchased and renovated the building to create a safe place for the homeless to get services. The Haven is grateful for Tom Shadyac’s ongoing support of this important work.

112 West Market Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902

434-973-1234

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