Great Cupcakes.

Greater Cause.

Locally Made & Crafted with purpose.


Empowering survivors of domestic & sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking, by teaching professional baking and kitchen management skills.

A Branch of Help & Emergency Response, Inc. (the HER Shelter)


Begun in late 2014 by now Client Services Director Olivia, Sweet Haven was launched from her reflection on the struggle she observed when the ladies she was working with tried to obtain positive and sustainable employment. Sweet Haven is a fully-licensed, professional bakery, equipped to bake 5 dozen cupcakes every 9 minutes. By participating in the program, survivors gain not only tangible kitchen and baking skills, but experience a stretching of their creativity, a greater understanding of teamwork, and that amazing feeling of accomplishing a task and producing stunning results.

When you order a dozen (or 50 dozen) cupcakes from Sweet Haven, the difference you are making is immediate and powerful. Ladies at the HER Shelter spring into action with the guidance and assistance of staff to create amazing desserts for your weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, corporate luncheons, and so much more.

Have questions? We'd love to answer them! Contact us at 757-737-4523 or We look forward to chatting!

Hungry or looking to place an order? You can do that right here! Just scroll down and fill out an Order Request form below and we'll get back to you soon to confirm the details. Thank you for your amazing support!









PO Box 2187
Portsmouth, VA 23702
(Physical Address is Confidential)



M-F 9a–5p


About the HER SHelter:


 What are you waiting for? Book this beauty today!

What are you waiting for? Book this beauty today!

Cupcakes on the go

Sweet Haven has gone officially mobile with a beautiful food truck! Stay tuned for upcoming food truck pop-ups to satisfy your cupcake cravings for a great cause.

Have an event coming up that needs some sweetness? Hire our truck for your next office event, summer festival, or party. 

Contact us at for details on how to bring our truck to your event.


Order Request:

Important Notes - Please Read Prior to Completing Your Request

1) Orders MUST be placed 3 business days in advance. Orders that are requested under 3 days in advance may be denied by the program coordinator.

2) Flavors must be ordered by the dozen - orders for half dozens or individual cupcakes cannot be completed at this time.

3) Please include any and all information that might be relevant to the order: colors, flavors, number in dozens, time for pick-up/delivery, and event type.

4) Orders for weekends will be delivered or picked up on Fridays. All requested deliveries will incur a small fee and are based on availability.



Please complete the form below

Name *
Date Order Needed By *
Date Order Needed By
If ordering classic cupcakes, default icing is vanilla buttercream unless otherwise noted.
Phone *
Please note: Delivery is subject to availability and comes with additional charges.

Pay for Your Order:

Please click below to pay for a cupcake order. Prior to payment all orders must be confirmed by the program coordinator. You should receive an email with your final order details and total calculated cost before your order can be paid for. Thank you for your patience and for choosing Sweet Haven Baked Goods!