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 place to receive vital services and get connected to social service providers.


Our current hours are as follows:

Monday 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Tuesday 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Wednesday 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Thursday 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Friday 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Saturday 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM


112 West Market Street, Charlottesville, VA


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.


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


And it snowed and snowed and snowed!

11 Responses to The Haven

  1. Canning at the Haven « UVA 100-mile Thanksgiving on November 15, 2010 at 2:12 am

    [...] host was The Haven, a safe place for the homeless and poor in Central Virginia to spend the day. The Haven offers a number of essential physical amenities, but also connects people in need with local social [...]

  2. [...] Thursday, December 2 and Thursday, December 9, 2010 | 8pm | at The Haven [...]

  3. [...] Sunday, March 12, 2011 | Doors at 6pm | $5 | At THE HAVEN [...]

  4. [...] confused, i had a great weekend. i hung out with garrett and he gave me good advice. we went to the haven and saw some friends. i went to on our own and saw some people i hadn’t seen in a while, which [...]

  5. [...] time, gear and expertise to give back to those in need. On December 4, 2010 volunteers gathered at The Haven, and provided over 140 portraits to Charlottesville families. The CPI brought together more than 30 [...]

  6. [...] great links regarding housing: Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR) The Haven Piedmont Housing Alliance Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA) Charlottesville Housing [...]

  7. [...] a 61 percent increase in homelessness. I stopped in at of these bustling homeless shelters – The Haven — in Charlottesville, Virginia on Thanksgiving morning. While I was there I asked members of the [...]

  8. [...] Garage is sponsoring the album release of local favorites The Hill and Wood at The Haven TONIGHT at 8:00pm. Carl Anderson and Woe Pony will also join the stage as special [...]

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  10. New City Arts Forum 2012 « Cville Niche Buzz on April 12, 2012 at 9:28 am

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