In 1998, a small group of committed people began meeting on a weekly basis to uphold the vision of a drug and alcohol-free longer-term housing facility for formerly homeless men and women in recovery from alcoholism and addiction. We obtained a corporate charter in 1999, but not until 2003 was anyone able to dedicate sufficient time to start moving the project forward.
In 2003, through the generosity of family members and a close friend of Bev Cosby, we were able to acquire two acres of land for this vision. Also in 2003, we were notified by the IRS that The Haven, Inc. had been granted tax exempt status under sections 501(c)3 and 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
In April 2008, in partnership with Lynchburg Covenant Fellowship, Inc. (LCF), we were awarded a Predevelopment Grant by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development to help us determine the feasibility, size, type, location, etc. of the housing facility which we would need for our program.
Based on the results of the feasibility study, and at the invitation of a local Coalition for Treatment and Recovery, we expanded our vision to include a residential treatment/recovery program. This was in response to the transitioning of the local Community Services Board’s 28-day treatment program into a crisis stabilization program, leaving no residential program for low income men and women who are without insurance to be treated for their addictions.
If you have questions about The Haven and its mission, you may reach us at The Haven or call us at 434-847-3093.
Revised January 2017