Our vision is to serve homeless men of York, Lancaster and Chester Counties in a safe environment while providing them with opportunities and services within the community.
Who We Are
Our mission is to help break the cycle of chronic homelessness by empowering homeless men through igniting hope, demonstrating compassion, providing encouragement, and creating opportunities.
Our organization would not be successful without the daily work of our staff, loyal volunteers and the support from our Board of Directors.
The Haven started in 2006 by a group of community members that saw a need for a winter shelter for homeless men in the community. Once the men started coming, they know the need was greater than anticipated. That’s when the winter shelter evolved into a year around shelter and was housed on Archive St. Rock Hill. As time went on the need has grown that The Haven decided to move a place where they could serve at a larger capacity level and moved to The Pathway’s Community Center at 546 S. Cherry Rd. Rock Hill. This allows The Haven to serve more men and to utilize over 17 other on-site services to assist the men.
“I learned so much about what it means to be a man at the Haven. I came into the Haven a shy person with no drive, but today I can say that I am a better man and a well-rounded person. Thank you to the Haven staff, and all of the volunteers for seeing the best in us.”
After entering The Haven, Derrick earned his GED. Derrick has now enrolled in college and is attending York Technical College. He is studying welding and is getting excellent grades. He was also hired by Winthrop University and is working in the cafeteria full time.
Dwight not only excelled in the Haven program, but with the support and guidance of the Haven staff, Dwight was able to move into his own apartment. The Haven staff pulled together to provide Dwight with furniture and other needed items for his new apartment.
After leaving The Haven and at his exit interview, Derrick was very thankful and grateful for all the support at The Haven had given to him; he said “all he needed was someone to back him up”.
Thanks to the support of the Haven staff and the Executive Director, Andrew graduated his program and received his CDL (Commercial Driving License). Andrew is presently driving Tractor Trailer Trucks with the hopes of owning his own truck in the next couple of years.
“I learned so much about what it means to be a man at the Haven. I came into the Haven a shy person with no drive, but today I can say that I am a better man and a well-rounded person.”
The Haven Cake Auction
The Inaugural Haven Cake Auction is to raise funds and awareness of all the programs at The Haven’s Men’s Shelter.
Our greatest strength is our community advocates who are changing lives, one act of kindness at a time. We’d love for you to be among them.
A simple and meaningful way to help The Haven is with a financial contribution. Donations are tax-deductible and your gift will help provide our guests with the tools and resources they need to exit homelessness and move into a home of their own.