At least twenty years ago at a Zero Balancing Faculty meeting, someone mentioned that it would be great if we could offer free ZB sessions. That kept resonating with me, so in 2008 I first volunteered by offering ZBs for a harried staff at the Obama campaign before I started volunteering at the Haven in Charlottesville
The Haven’s mission is to end homelessness in the greater Charlottesville community where I live. Motivated by radical hospitality (the homeless are guests here), The Haven strives to be the point of entry for people seeking stable housing. I like that they open the doors wide for any and everyone, no matter their circumstances. Every day, the trained staff and community volunteers come together, working side by side to make homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring for our neighbors. Even though it was once a church and has added offices, it functions more as a community meeting place. I have been offering sessions to staff at The Haven since 2009.