Havar …”Our mission is to connect people – with and without disabilities in supportive and inclusive communities.

Havar is a private non-profit corporation operating in both Athens and Washington Counties in Ohio. Since it’s incorporation in 1972, Havar has provided community based supports to citizens with developmental disabilities. Today we continue to provide services to people with disabilities, at home, via:

Supported Living and Homemaker Care
Person Centered Planning
Service Coordination
Day Programs
Children Services
Supports for kids and families affected by autism

HAVAR keeps four seats on our board reserved for individuals with disabilities.

Havar also provides opportunities for consumers to participate in a variety of community programs. This gives people with disabilities a chance to give back to the community and take an active role in their environment. These opportunities include:

People First Chapters
Advocates For Public Policy Change

Havar Inc. has provided community based supports to kids and adults with disabilities, including autism, since 1976.  We’ve achieved the Standards for Excellence Certification from the Ohio Assoc. of Non-Profit Orgs.  Our project started in 2008 and represents a great community collaboration.


In 2008, Havar partnered with the Athens Area Mediation Service, the Athens City Recreation Dept., and 18 small business sponsors to develop Athens Co. Ohio’s only outdoor, 18-hole miniature golf course.  The businesses contribute $500 per year and design their own hole.  Hole sponsor fees are divided by the two non-profits.  In Season 3, we will develop a section of the course as a landscaped water feature, install lighting, and enhance wheelchair access to the course.  We have sponsor commitment for part of these improvements; a local landscape architect has created the design and will donate a tree; and the Athens City Rec Dept. will provide some labor and support services.  We intend that the course will provide many years of family entertainment for Athens County and fund-raised income for the non-profit lead sponsors.