Formerly known as Mattoon Area P.A.D.S.
The Haven - Mattoon, IL
Shelter • Food • Hope
[Please enable javascript.] 1812 Western AveMattoon, IL 61938
Our staff doing a book study
Volunteer of the year award recipients Vicky and Jim Hayes

The Haven

The Haven has moved to our new location at 1812 Western Ave (Across from Little Cesars) 


Our Mission:

The Haven is a nonprofit organization which provides safe and hospitable shelter, supportive services, and advocacy in order to assist homeless or at risk individuals and families to achieve a higher level of self sufficiency in collaboration with religious and community groups.

Program Aspects:

  1. Emergency Shelter: Providing safe shelter to those in need.
  2. Community Kitchen: Serving three meals a day to anyone that is in need of food.
  3. Case Management: We meet with each individual staying at our location minimally once a week to provide counseling, life coaching, and advocacy.
  4. Day Program: Partnering with other community agencies, classes and volunteer opportunities are provided for those staying at the shelter to develop their workforce skills and increase their self-sufficiency.

Soup Kitchen: 

  • Lunch - 11am (Noon on Sunday)
    Sack lunch is provided to the community every Friday at 11am 
  • Dinner - 7pm