The Haven is a 501(c)3 nonprofit social enterprise creating solutions to the addiction epidemic through an entrepreneurial spirit and a peer-based recovery program with a proven track record of over 35 years.

The Haven is establishing a long-term,  peer-based residential recovery program for men and women living with addiction who are without insurance or the financial means to obtain treatment and who live in Central and Southwestern Virginia.  Our service area goes from Lynchburg to the Roanoke Valley and into far Southwest Virginia.


The Haven will seek a trailblazing path to creating sustainable recovery options for those without insurance and on the margins of society. The Haven will utilize a variety of Tax Credit funding investment opportunities as relevant and appropriate: Low Income Housing; New Market Tax Credits; and Opportunity Zone packages to forge a social impact for-profit business model working alongside a non-profit model.

If you are interested in financially investing in building a recovery community model that creates economic opportunities and community renewal, please contact Niles Comer by phone, (540) 313-2204 or by email,

Our Services will include:

Peer-based Residential Recovery Program

Social Stabilization

Family Services

The Vision

Our Vision
Creating and nurturing lifetime recovery for individuals, families, and communities through peer-based services.

Our Mission
The mission of The Haven is threefold:

  • Create a long-term, peer-based residential recovery center for people living with substance use disorder to take responsibility for their recovery, their lives and their actions;
  • Strengthen the families and communities affected by substance use disorder by offering family and community-oriented recovery services; and
  • Sustain The Haven by creating a revenue generating social enterprise that provides training to participants, services to the community, and capital for the organization.

Whom We Serve
The Haven will serve and provide recovery services to post-detoxed alcoholics and addicts, Veterans, homeless individuals, people under the supervision of the court system, those seeking abstinence-based recovery from Substance Use Disorders and men and women living with Substance Use Disorders who are uninsured and/or have no economic means to pay for treatment, and their families indirectly through peer-based family services.