Empowering survivors of domestic violence, by teaching professional baking and kitchen management skills.

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


Sweethaven Baked Goods is more than cupcakes. This workforce program is a fully-licensed professional bakery dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking by teaching professional baking and kitchen management skills needed to gain sustainable employment. By participating in the program, survivors gain not only tangible kitchen and baking skills, but experience a stretching of their creativity and a greater understanding of teamwork. When you order cupcakes from Sweethaven, the difference you are making is immediate and powerful. Ladies at the HER Shelter and staff work together to create amazing desserts for your weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, corporate luncheons, and so much more.










PO Box 2187
Portsmouth, VA 23702



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

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 sweethaven@hershelter.com for details on how to bring our truck to your event.

Visit our Facebook page to find our next truck pop-up, and
Check out our Cupcake Truck Summer Tour calendar below!

Food Truck summer tour




Looking to place an order?

To place an order, please give us a call at 757-737-4523, or email at sweethaven@hershelter.com.

Sweet Haven offers bulk and individual orders. For orders over 20 dozen we ask for a 2 week notice, for smaller individual orders we ask for a 24 hour notice. We are also happy to discuss individual and bulk orders outside of this window on a case-by-case basis… Stay tuned for other upcoming food truck pop-ups on our Facebook or our Cupcake Truck Summer Tour Calendar here.