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 2014

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


Event Schedule

See our story on NewsChannel 3

Chesapeake business takes action to build aqua therapy pool for disabled child
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Backyard Haven
Facebook IconSeptember 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Thank you to all of our 2014 Sponsors!

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Backyard Haven
August 27, 2014 at 4:16 pm

I received word that Capital Concrete is going to donate 1 truck load of concrete for the pool deck! Thank you!

Backyard Haven
August 27, 2014 at 4:15 pm

A big Thank You to Cavalier Ford of Chesapeake and John Edwards Pest Control for donating at the Bronze sponsor level ♡

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Facebook IconAugust 25, 2014 at 3:43 pm

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Backyard Haven
August 25, 2014 at 3:41 pm

A huge "Thank You" to Chesapeake's Sheriff Jim O'Sullivan! He just donated the tents, tables, and chairs for the Backyard Bash and has purchased 8 tickets! I can't say enough good things about our Sheriff and all of the people that work there. They are always doing great works in the Chesapeake community!

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August 22, 2014 at 10:30 am

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Backyard Haven
August 22, 2014 at 10:29 am

A huge Thank You to JAL Steel Detailing for their $250 donation! Thank you so much John and Melissa Lowery!

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Facebook IconAugust 22, 2014 at 10:22 am

We are so excited to have a steel drum player for the Backyard Bash this year to help raise funds for Backyard Haven! Mr. Gary Ju Ju Garlic has graciously reduced his normal rates to help the cause! Thank you so much! Tickets are on sale online at http://backyardhaven.org/backyard-bash-fundraiser-2014/ and are $100 each. Food, music, and an open bar will be provided. Let's have a great end of the summer party raising money for a wonderful local family!

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Backyard Haven
August 21, 2014 at 10:50 am

Thank You! Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Grant with the following communication: Backyard Haven is pleased to receive $1,000 from The Allstate Foundation in honor of Allstate Agent Robert Osburn's volunteerism. We are pleased to partner with Allstate and their commitment to making our hometowns better, safer places to live.