What we offer single parents in need?

The Havenwood program provides transitional housing for single mothers and their children in a supportive environment to help families become economically self-sufficient and transition into permanent housing.


Havenwood is a two year program designed to help single mothers overcome the barriers in their lives that lead to homelessness.  Residents are required to work or attend school full time and volunteer.


Residents are required to participate in our life skills development program that requires working with our caseworker to develop a Personal Living Plan and participating in weekly group meetings. Our program includes a curriculum that focuses on budgeting and money management, health and wellness, personal empowerment and leadership, workforce enhancement and, family dynamics and healthy relationships.  We encourage working with a counselor on therapeutic goals.  Residents also receive services include individual case management, referral to resources they need to accomplish their personal living plan and a family like atmosphere to help meet the needs of their children.


Our program helps integrate families into the community and teaches personal responsibility and self-sufficiency.  Residents are required to do community service as well as contribute to the shared living areas in the form of chores.  


Residents sign a lease with Community Development Corporation of Bentonville/Bella Vista, Inc. and can stay up to two years. Applicants must agree to fully participate in the Havenwood Program. Rental assistance is available through a TBRA grant.  Applicant must qualify and be in compliance with the Havenwood program.  Havenwood provides support, resources, and referrals to break down the barriers each family faces in order to move from homelessness to self-sufficiency.


To stay at Havenwood, families must be single mother, have 1 to 2 children under the age of 10 or be pregnant, must be employed, pursuing full-time education, or a combination within 45 days of being accepted into the program, and must have regular income to cover rent and deposit (equal to first month's rent). 

How do I sign up?

Applications must be submitted and then an interview will be conducted by the Executive Director or the Case Manager.  Please call (479) 273-1060 to schedule an interview.


Applicants must also submit the following:


  • Proof of income and housing status.

  • Birth certificates, social security cards, and driver’s license/picture ID are also required.

  • In addition, all applicants must sign release for a background check.


All fully completed applications with supporting documentation are dated and timed at submission to be used on a first come first serve basis.  Upon approval and when an apartment becomes available, Havenwood staff will make contact to determine if the need still exists, discuss time frame needed for rent and deposit to be obtained, schedule a time to complete lease, and get a move in date.

What if the House is full?

A staff member will be in touch to update you on apartment availability.

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Housing Costs

Havenwood has fourteen apartments, (6) one-bedroom and (9) efficiency/studio apartments.

Rent includes all utilities, basic cable, internet and all amenities. Please Contact Us for details.

Program Amenities

The residents are provided with access to on-site:

  • Emergency food pantry

  • Clothing closet for adults and children 

  • Personal care / in-kind closet 

  • Linen closet 

  • Kitchen closet 

In conjunction with basic needs, families are required to participate, as dictated by their individual treatment plan, in:

  • Individual & family therapy

  • Group therapy

  • Case-management services

  • Life Skills training and education

  • Financial Literacy training

  • Child Development

  • Women's Empowerment

Other Amenities

  • On-site Administrative Office

  • Complete Laundry Room

  • Library & Career Needs

  • 2 Large Community Rooms

  • Completely Furnished Apartments

  • 2 Children’s Playgrounds

  • Community Kitchen

  • Outdoor Patio

  • Community Computer Lab

  • Ample Parking