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

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Richmond shelter housing support

CARITAS Fights to Find Homes for Participants Amid a Major Housing Shortage

Rising housing prices, elevated unemployment rates, and an aging population are compounding the nation’s homelessness crisis. Here in Richmond, the January 2021 Point-in-Time count revealed that homelessness increased in the Richmond region by 50% this year. In June 2021, the median price of a home in the Richmond area was $310,000, a 44% increase from […]

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workforce development program

No Place Like Home: New Sober-Living Apartments Are Filling Major Gap

Nichole’s journey to alcoholism was swift and severe. After largely avoiding drugs and alcohol, overwhelming responsibility and postpartum depression led her to begin drinking at night. Soon, a habit developed and she began shaking from withdrawal when she woke in the mornings. The disease deepened its grip so far that one day she called an […]

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43rd street festival of the arts richmond va

Celebrating 30 Years of the 43rd Street Festival of the Arts with Robin Cage

This September, Robin Cage will celebrate a special anniversary: 30 years of bringing the magic of the 43rd Street Festival of the Arts to our community. “We started the festival as a way to showcase local artisans and bring folks into the Forest Hill Neighborhood,” she says. “After we got the first show underway, we […]

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CARITAS Americorps Service Members in Richmond VA 2019

Celebrating Service: A look back at More than a Decade with AmeriCorps

In 2009, CARITAS became a placement site for AmeriCorps. Since our partnership began, nearly 150 individuals have participated in our AmeriCorps program, providing over 236,000 hours of service! “Many members were recruited from the clients that we serve and were re-entering the workforce after a period of absence,” says AmeriCorps Program Manager Susan Carminucci.  “AmeriCorps […]

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