What We Do:

We solicit sponsors, ask for donations, and have fundraisers to build the capital needed to provide the labor, materials, and industry education to build a therapy pool and landscaping to a family in need or that otherwise could not afford a pool. Backyard Haven builds for those who serve our country (active or retired), who serve our community (police, fire, rescue), and children with cerbal palsy, spina bifida, and autism.

How You Can Help:

Spread The Word - The more people who are aware of this project, the more we can help families in need. Word of mouth, email, Facebook, places of worship, etc.

Donate - Without the your donations this project is not possible. Every dollar counts!

Volunteer - You are what makes this project a success! Volunteer here.

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy:

Exercising in the water provides many benefits that exercising on land can not. Boyancy of the water provides an unloading of the weight bearing joints of the spine, knee, and hips. This is helpful for those who can not tolerate exercising on land due to joint pain. Water also provides assistance and resistance while exercising so that one can progress through various levels of activity while increasing strength.

Backyard Bash 2015 Fundraiser

The Backyard Bash is one of our main fundraisers. We would love for you to join us to eat, drink and be merry raising money to help fund this project. Hope to see you there! Click here for more info

See our story on NewsChannel 3

Chesapeake business takes action to build aqua therapy pool for disabled child
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Facebook IconJuly 29, 2015 at 11:09 am

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The Backyard Bash is coming up fast! If you would like an invitation mailed, please send us a msg with your information. To buy tickets, they are available on our website at http://www.BackyardHaven.org We hope to see you there!

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Facebook IconJuly 22, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Our GoFundMe page is active! : )

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Click here to support 2015 -Backyard Haven - Therapy Pool by Jessica N Ed Coyner


We are raising funds to build a new aquatic therapy pool for a family in need. The Backyard Haven project started in 2012 and we have built 3 pools so far in the Chesapeake, Va. area at no cost to the homeowner. These pools are for familys that serve our country, community, and children. We su...

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Congratulations to the Thompson Family!

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Backyard Bash 2015

Backyard Bash 2015

Bob and @[1495316407:2048:Brandie Becker Osburn]
309 Hickory Station Drive
Chesapeake, Va. 23322

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Facebook IconJuly 20, 2015 at 12:13 pm

It's going to be a great time!

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Facebook IconJune 23, 2015 at 10:53 am

We are still accepting applications for the 2015 Backyard Haven pool to honor a Veteran and/or a child this year. What we are looking for is:

- a current or retired military Veteran from any service branch
- if they have a child in need too
- 8ft access to the backyard
- Home Value 300k and under
- Not moving from home in at least 10yrs
- Ability to afford the increase in utilities and chems ($200 a mo. est.)
- Home is in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, or Moyock NC
- A completed application on our website at http://www.BackyardHaven.org

We encourage anyone that fits this criteria to apply. We would love to hear from you!
- Jessica Coyner ,President

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Building aquatic therapy pools for those in need - Military, Police, Fire, Rescue & Children

Backyard Haven
June 19, 2015 at 10:42 am

We have still yet to recieve an application that someone qualifies for the Backyard Haven pool. If we do not have a candidate, we will help in smaller ways like a hot tub, above ground pool, or a renovation. We are still taking applications ♡

Backyard Haven The city of Portsmouth makes it almost impossible to build swimming pools there which is unfortunately why we don't. We can do a hot tub though for therapy.

July 20, 2015 at 2:45 pm