80,720 nights of shelter in a safe, clean, supportive environment last year

Within 30 days, our workforce graduates are employed

784 families served by the Furniture Bank last year

1,144 recovery classes taught to The Healing Place residents last year


Watch this video to learn about the four CARITAS programs that change lives in the Greater Richmond area.

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CARITAS mens emergency shelter team lead

Meet “Miss Penny” our Men’s Shelter Team Lead

Penny Dortch is the first person every Men’s Shelter guest meets when they enter our program. “CARITAS encourages people and gives them hope,” she says. “I share my story and let them know that just by coming through our door, you’re further in life than you’ve ever been.” CARITAS has a long history with twists, […]

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Join the Richmond interior design community as they come together for the first-ever RVA Design Community Furniture Drive to support the CARITAS Furniture Bank!  Event Details: (DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE) Friday, May 14, 3-6 p.m. | Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Custom View Homes & Doors | 1965 Westmoreland Street, Richmond, VA 23230 Learn more about […]

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Meet Women’s Emergency Shelter Program Manager Jenn Patterson, BA QMHP-C

More than 30 years ago, CARITAS began as a mobile shelter largely supported by local congregations who hosted guests on a rotating basis. Our busses helped guests their campuses each night and your congregations kept them fed, rested, and loved. Today, we are now officially a permanent shelter! That means that the day-to-day job of […]

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Meet Amanda Stephan: CARITAS Shelter Program Clinician and Men’s Shelter Program Manager

CARITAS is referred to as a “low-barrier shelter.” This means that we welcome men and women into our emergency shelter that often cannot find help anywhere else. Our guests are in the midst of crises that may include domestic violence, substance use, physical or mental health issues, and other traumatic experiences. Many times, they are […]

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