239,452 meals a year

109,000 hours of education each year

15,653 nights of shelter

270,000 pounds of recycled furniture/goods


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Ray Porter Comes Full Circle at The Healing Place

If Ray Porter were to chart the highs and lows of his life, he would pinpoint 2001 as his rock bottom.  “I was homeless and unemployed and fighting heroin addiction,” remembers Ray, who was 40 at the time. “I was toting around two big sacks of clothing, storing them wherever I could, just doing what […]

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CARITAS announces new hires

CARITAS is excited to welcome three new team members to our staff: Charles Stafford as Senior Director of Human Resources and Culture, Stacy Buchanan as Director of Marketing and Communications, and Josh Rockett as Community Engagement Manager. These individuals will provide key leadership in important strategic areas, adding strength and talent as our organization continues […]

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CARITAS Announces New CEO, Karen O’Brien

CARITAS is thrilled to announce Karen O’Brien as its new President and CEO, effective April 17. O’Brien, the current Chief Operating Officer, succeeds Karen Stanley, who served as CEO for 22 years, retiring at the end of 2022. “Any organization experiencing its first change of CEO in over two decades faces special challenges and opportunities,” […]

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CARITAS Announces Interim President & CEO Kelly Chopus

Kelly Chopus has been named Interim President and CEO of CARITAS. We are excited to welcome this experienced leader as the search continues for our permanent President & CEO continues. “The search for our next CEO is our utmost priority, and we know we have big shoes to fill,” says CARITAS Board of Directors Chair Greg […]

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