HAVA was founded in Westport, Washington, by Shirley Brown, and operated for many years with a dedicated crew of volunteers. Following Shirley's retirement, HAVA went into a brief period of diminished activity. With the help of loving hearts old and new, the group was re-formed and is based in Raymond, Washington -- with volunteers in Westport, Grayland, Tokeland, Raymond, South Bend, Menlo, Bay Center and other communities.