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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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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Beauty in the Brokenness: Artists Bring Murals to the CARITAS Center

On the first Monday of 2021, artist Matt Lively set out his paint and brushes.  Four other artists joined him to paint their own mural concepts throughout the freshly opened CARITAS Center. “My heart was in it immediately,” says Lively after receiving a hard hat tour of the facility. “Right away, I wanted to get […]

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