Since 2006, Haven House has opened its doors to area residents suddenly faced with the crisis of homelessness. Through donations from entities like Dominion Energy, Haven House is able to provide food, guidance, and short-term lodgings with a helpful and encouraging atmosphere to these residents in need.
For an organization that relies mostly on fundraising to cover groceries, utilities, wages, maintenance, travel, office supplies, and any unanticipated expenses, Dominion Energy’s $5,000 grant will contribute a substantial amount of aid.
“Our organization cannot produce income by the very nature of its mission,” says Keith Smith, President of the Board of Directors of Haven House. “Therefore, we are totally dependent on the generosity of individuals and organizations such as Dominion Energy. We are truly grateful for this grant which helps us keep our doors open.”
The shelter first opened 11 years ago and has served over 800 individuals and families, including 105 children. One of only two shelters in the tri-county area which provides shelter for families, Haven House boasts a success rate of almost 90%.