The Haven, formerly known as the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless (TJACH), works to reduce homelessness by initiating creative solutions and coordinating regional resources and services. The Haven serves many roles in this community. The Haven is a multi-resource, day shelter for the homeless and people in need in Central Virginia. The Haven provides office space for other service providers in order to create a central spot for homeless community members to get the help they need. The Haven is the HUD-designated coordinator of the Continuum of Care for this community, supporting system improvement and collaboration to ensure a secure safety net for the homeless and very poor. The Service Provider Council, a committee of The Haven’s Board of Directors, provides a forum in which providers share information and address concerns.