About Us

Matthew's Haven began in March 2001. The old adage "running out of money before running out of month" is where Matthew's Haven has found it's place. Our primary client population is the working poor or individuals who have been affected by employment termination, domestic violence or other disaster situations and who live in the rural communities of central Virginia*.

Matthews Haven provides basic necessities such as gently used children's clothing, baby equipment including cribs mattresses, strollers, swings; other supplies including diapers, formula and baby food. Assistance can be provided to the families for energy and food costs. Under extreme circumstance, and when funding allows, rental assistance can also be provided. No cash is directly provided. All payments for energy, food and rental allowance are paid directly to the companies providing the services. All clients are referred to us through local community agencies, government social service agencies, local school systems, churches and other nonprofit organizations.

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*Rural communities include the counties of New Kent, Charles City, King William and King and Queen Virginia.

Matthew's Haven received a grant through the Rite Aid Foundation KidCents new designations program for $20,000. Every time you use your Wellness+Plenti Card at Rite Aid, Matthew's Haven will receive your round up change if you designate Matthew's Haven as your charity of choice. Visit https://shop.riteaid.com/info/plenti for more information.