Cupcakes for a cause.

Locally 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.









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.

Check out our food truck events calendar below!

Food Truck tracker



Looking to place an order?

We are currently focusing our resources on food truck sales as we build that end of our business. That means a temporary pause on individual orders. If you are interested in speaking with us about bulk orders, please contact us at Otherwise, find us at our food truck on Facebook or on our calendar here.


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