Heart Havens began in 1993 as the result of a parent of a child with intellectual disabilities asking her pastor: “Where will my child live when I am gone?” In response to this question, and through subsequent discussions with parents and service providers across the state, the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church established Heart Havens to provide residential services for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Today, Heart Havens builds and supports homes where adults with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to live in a family setting while making personal choices, achieving individual goals, and contributing to the surrounding community. There are currently 12 Heart Havens homes across Virginia: two each in Richmond and Lynchburg, and one each in Ashland, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Kilmarnock, Colonial Beach, Winchester and Stuarts Draft. These homes accommodate over 50 individuals who are offered greater independence and dignity through training and support in life skills.
Enon was instrumental in the building of the Ashland Home and continues to support that home and its residents financially and through service.