The Haven Day Shelter
112 West Market Stree
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Class of Housing/Services: provides showers, breakfast, and laundry facilities from 7am-12pm Monday-Saturday and 7am-3pm on Sunday. The Haven also provides access to Homeless Rapid Rehousing, Veterans Services and Prevention Assistance.
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, 7:30am – 12pm | Sun, 10am - 3pm
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:
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
Helpful Definitions For The Haven Day Shelter:
Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities. Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered. Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.
How To Volunteer at The Haven Day Shelter:
Be a volunteer. Call The Haven Day Shelter at (434) 973-1234 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.
In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.
Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.
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