The CARITAS “Clothing Closet Crew” Stephanie Krupa, Nancy Malatesta and Mary Beth Modena help prepare men to enter the workforce with the proper attire, which helps our participants exude confidence. These three volunteers have selflessly devoted more than 10 years and more than 1,050 hours each preparing donated professional clothing -sizing, steaming and arranging–for the men in the CARITAS Works Program.
Many people across central Virginia train for and participate in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K, including men and women at The Healing Place. Dozens of residents from The Healing Place program trained for weeks. For them, crossing the finish line means a new beginning.
4/10/2022 Running and Recovery
For the past 10 years, volunteer coach Sara Sitkiewicz has led a training group of Healing Place runners for 10 weeks as they prepare for the Monument Avenue 10K. This article interviews one of the first female participants who has been able to be part of the annual 10k training efforts.
The CARITAS Furniture Bank serves more than 600 households each year. Our staff and volunteers explain just how critical your donations can be during January, which is Get Organized Month.
A special partnership with Shood has been helping men and women in our programs walk and run with new shoes for years. This holiday season was extra special with 130 gifts of new shoes. Shood will return in the spring to help runners get ready for the 2022 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k.
This story showcases partnerships with the Shoebox Project and Diversity Richmond to donate much needed items and holiday gifts to our participants.
A special CARITAS staff member got a surprise from Cheryl MIller at CBS6. Diana was once a participant in our programs and today she helps women in our shelter.
CARITAS President & CEO breaks down the impacts of the national housing crisis and increased opioid overdose rates on our community and our needs at CARITAS.
Another award for the CARITAS Center! Thank you to Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE) for honoring us with the Community Impact Project Award for our conversion of a former Philip Morris complex. We’re proud to partner with KBS, Inc., Walter Parks Architects, and Flourish Spaces to bring our vision for Richmond to life.
Take a deeper look at the challenges caused by the pandemic and how CARITAS and our partners are working to help more people find stable housing.
We’re proud to be a part of the 43rd Street Festival of the Arts! Local artists, music, food, community, music and more fill this day. Proceeds support our mission.
Homelessness. Unemployment. Substance-use disorder. This is the reality of daily life for many individuals in the Greater Richmond area – and CARITAS is seeking to change that. Find out how.
This documentary chronicles the journey of nonprofits like CARITAS through the pandemic. It impacted ur programs very closely for the short and long-term. The short film is 16 minutes.
Silver Streak Media
5/7/2021 Deposits Welcome
Richmond Magazine takes look into the Furniture Bank, explains how we help people, and shares a special event to help us fill it with valuable donations for our neighbors in need.
3/11/2021 A Path to Indepence
CARITAS Emergency Shelter Housing Coordinator Megan Corbitt shares her expertise as the nation looks at the continued impacts of covid-19 on housing, employment, and wellbeing.
CARITAS Women’s Emergency Shelter Program Manager Jenn Patterson shared how the pandemic increased the challenges for staff tasked with housing the homeless.
WTVR CBS 6 News
This front-page feature focuses in on the need for recovery services in the Richmond area, how CARITAS has adapted to the pandemic, and the opening of the CARITAS Center. Our mural artists take the stage to help us tell the story.
This holiday season, Richmond nonprofit CARITAS gave the gift of green. No, not money, but instead an event in which everything taken by the community was given by the community.
Channel 8 News
Get to know CARITAS President + CEO Karen Stanley in this profile. She says, “When you see the light come back on in somebody’s eyes – and that hope comes back – it warms my heart.”
CARITAS earned a Golden Hammer award recognizing our community and social impact for the CARITAS Center and our $28 million conversion of a former Philip Morris complex at 2220 Stockton Street.
Richmond Biz Sense
This month, an old tobacco manufacturing plant is becoming a home. As a part of the nonprofit’s plan for the space, 47 sober living apartments will welcome men and women transitioning from a crisis and into a stable, sober life.
More than a hundred community groups and congregations helped collect items and then move them into the CARITAS Center Recovery Residences. All the while, the city was flooding. We could not be more grateful for their support.
Interior Designer Stevie McFadden helped design the new CARITAS Center. She shares her personal story in this Washington Post feature.
Four years in the making, the CARITAS Center will have a new shelter and treatment center for women struggling with addiction and homelessness.
Richmond Free Press
Once a domestic violence coordinator for Chesterfield police, she has worked in both the private and public sector, but, Stanley says, “Nonprofit is definitely where my heart is.”
We hosted our very first virtual live stream of our CARITAS Works commencement. We’re so proud of our latest class of graduates.
Virginia This Morning
Did you know, once completed, CARITAS will host the largest solar energy system of any facility offering services to homeless people in Virginia?
Energy + Environment Leader
More than 1,000 solar panels will be installed on the roof of the CARITAS Center. We’ll save an estimated $427,000 in energy costs.
1/30/2020 Rebuilding lives
The innovative design of the CARITAS Center is on its way to completion. This article follows its history as a tobacco manufacturing plant to its future as the CARITAS Center, with a focus on interior design firm Flourish Spaces.
Our very own Wayne Meredith shares his story from addiction, to recovery to a life in service on our CARITAS Shelter team. He says, “Oh man, I got the best job on the planet.”
Our CEO joined other community leaders to dispel the common misconception that greater Richmond lacks permanent-site, year-round emergency shelters. Learn more about the 177 year-round emergency shelter beds, many of those found here at CARITAS.
We’re so grateful and proud of this group of supporters. They came together to honor their friend Stacey Dendy in big way. Read this inspiring philanthropy story.
Listen to this interview with Al Jackson, The Healing Place’s founding program director. He shares a little bit about his story and what recovery month means to us all.
Virginia Public Media
When artists unite to support the community, big things can happen! We love this take on the 43rd Street Festival of the Arts. Join us to make a difference during Recovery Month.
9/11/2019 A List Events
We made the list of the best events in Richmond! We can’t wait to see everyone at the 43rd Street Festival of the Arts, a free, family friendly event.
Richmond Magazine takes a look into the history of the 43rd Street Festival of the Arts. We’re excited to welcome and celebrate art as we raise funds and awareness to end homelessness and addiction.
8/29/2019 Shoes for Good
Every year, we send a team of The Healing Plan residents to run in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k. They need shoes to get to finish line. SHOOD is there to help.
Blue Ridge Outdoors
The Healing Place and CARITAS supporter James shares his rise to success in the real estate world and why he gives to our organization.
5/6/2019 Old Tobacco Site to become new CARITAS home
This article takes readers through a thorough tour of the new CARITAS Center, its financing, and the vision for the city’s future.
CARITAS finalized its acquisition of historic and New Market Tax Credits for the CARITAS Center. Learn more about our project currently under construction.
Richmond Biz Sense
We’re proud to be a part of opening this community project by providing the workforce development training for the market’s employees. Read and listen to the story by Catherine Komp.
Click through to listen to a conversation featuring our CEO, her journey to CARITAS, the growth of our agency, and plans for the future.
University of Richmond Robins School of Business Podcast
CARITAS staff, residents and alumni of The Healing Place and more of our family joined together with other community agencies to host a healing event. We look forward to more.
3/10/2019 Homeward Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Our leaders joined the community to celebrate Homeward’s 20th anniversary creating and leading change here in Richmond.
2/28/2019 16 Years of Celebrity Serve
We closed out a successful 16 Years of Celebrity Serve at Sine Irish Pub! We raised more than $90,000 to support our mission. Food Editor Eileen Mellon of Richmond Magazine wrote this great post about her experience as a celebrity server.
1/24/2019 The Healing Place and CARITAS Works on Virginia Currents
Amy Lacey takes us through moving and inspiring stories about The Healing Place and CARITAS Works. Watch the first portion of this episode, all about CARITAS!
Community Idea Stations
We’re bringing our CARITAS Works program to the Market at 25th Street. Learn how our program works and how it will the change lives of people who graduate.
Richmond Free Press
Learn how CARITAS is partnering with several community businesses and organizations to bring job opportunities and fresh food to the East End of Richmond.
Channel 8 News
CARITAS partnered with the Department of Medical Assistance Services to help enroll our residents in newly available health insurance options. We’re proud to host the pilot initiative.
12/11/2018 “Breathing Life into Local Economies”
This article from the Association of American Medical Colleges reviews innovative ways to improve the lives and health of people living in low-income neighborhoods. CARITAS’s partnership with VCU and REAL Life Community Center is highlighted as an initiative that works.
10/6/2018 ‘IDENTIFYING THE GAPS: ‘No woman should have to choose between shelter and motherhood’
Reporter Reed Williams reports on the gaps in services for women recovering from substance use and CARITAS CEO Karen Stanley talks about the coming CARITAS Center and The Healing Place for Women.
Richmond resident David K. Cunningham shares his support for The Healing Place and the coming CARITAS Center, which will feature The Healing Place for Women.
CARITAS CEO Karen Stanley shares a success story, an update on the coming CARITAS Center, and the state of addiction in our community.
8/14/2018 A U-Fab-ulous Collaboration
Local interior designers kicked off the first CHAIRity event led by U-Fab. The final event will take place on October 19.
8/14/2018 CARITAS CEO Updates Supervisors
CARITAS CEO shares a summary of CARITAS’s family of programs and our plans to grow and evolve to build a brighter future for Richmond.
5/29/2018 ‘It is a huge project’: CARITAS programs on the move
The CARITAS Furniture Bank has a new home! Learn more about the new space, our online auction, and volunteer needs.
WRIC Channel 8
4/12/2018 Getting to the Monument Ave 10k finish line is truly monumental
Watch this great interview by Lane Casadonte of CBS 6 Sports with men in The Healing Place Program as they prepare for the Monument Avenue 10k.
4/10/2018 10k training program provides positive steps for some residents of The Healing Place
We’re so fortunate for our volunteer coaches who help men at The Healing Place prepare for the Monument Avenue 10k for the past seven years.
4/3/2018 Central VA leaders celebrate National Service Recognition Day
Listen to CARITAS Volunteer Coordinator Anna Walker talk about her experience as an AmeriCorps service member and learn more about the recognition day.
3/7/2018 CARITAS Named Top Workplace in Richmond
CARITAS has been named as a top workplace in Richmond in the small business category. Thank you to the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Energage for conducting the survey and spreading the word!
3/8/2018 Richmond program tackling homelessness about to become homeless
Amy Lacey visited our CARITAS Furniture Bank and Works program location to help spread the word that we need a temporary location until the CARITAS Center opens in 2019.
WRIC Channel 8
2/23/2018 CARITAS Celebrity Serve in Richmond Food News
We welcomed Richmond Magazine Food Editor Eileen Melon to our 15th annual event at Sine Irish Pub. She shared photos and a bit about her experience in this weekly feature.
8/21/ 2017 Like Mother, Like Son
Jacob Oliver and his brothers have all found help at The Healing Place. Their mother is in recovery, too. See how addiction impacts the family and our community in this Richmond Magazine feature story.
8/16/2017 Shelter from the Storm
CARITAS prepares to open a new on-site shelter in South Richmond. This will lead to changes in our emergency shelter model. Learn more in this story.
6/21/2017 Impact 100 Awards CARITAS with Grant for CARITAS Center
Impact 100 Richmond, a subsidiary of The Community Foundation, donated $100,000 to both CARITAS and the Sacred Heart Center at its Big Give event.
6/19/2017 CARITAS Planning Healing Place for Women
John Ogle of Community Idea Stations interviewed CARITAS CEO about our plans to bring much needed recovery services to women in the Richmond area.
Community Idea Stations
6/16/2017 Construction training program offers a new chance to Richmond residents
We’re excited to announce our partnership with VCU and the Richmond City Sheriff’s Office to offer CARITAS Works graduates paid training and job opportunities.
5/5/2017 Top Workplaces Awards
CARITAS is honored to be named No. 4 in the Small Business Category for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Richmond SHRM’s Top Workplaces awards.
3/30/2017 Grandmother Gets New Beds for Family
Mattress Warehouse, Professional Moving & Storage, and Channel 12 On Your Side joined forces with CARITAS to help a grandmother, her daughter, and her grandchildren at the CARITAS Furniture Bank.
3/31/2017 VCU Students and Faculty Work With Community to Provide Screenings at Local Shelters
For years, we have partnered with VCU Health to provide screenings to guests served by our Shelter program.
1/11/2017 From Jail to Recovery: Addict Gets Opportunity at The Healing Place
This public radio feature tells the story of one man who was able to find hope and recovery at The Healing Place instead of a life in prison thanks to a new partnership between Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office and CARITAS.
Radio IQ/ WVTF Public Radio
1/2/2017 CARITAS Furniture Bank Story
January is Get Organized Month! As you clean out your home, learn how your donations can help families like Diana’s transition into a life of stability.
Richmond Family Magazine
12/22/2016 Priceless gift saves and changes lives
Watch this moving story about a man who gives the gift of life. He is now friends with the man who received his organ and they plan to volunteer together at CARITAS.
WRIC Channel 8
12/21/2016 How this abandoned warehouse will save lives
See images and video of the warehouse CARITAS will transform into the new CARITAS Center. The cornerstone of the project is a new Women’s Healing Place.
WTVR Channel 6
12/20/2016 Center for women recovering from addiction proposed for South Richmond
Learn more about our plans to develop the CARITAS Center, an innovative, national best-practice model of incorporating all solutions for ending homelessness under one roof.
10/28/2016 Positively Richmond: Coffee With Purpose
CARITAS Works graduate and THP Alumnus John talks about his new business, Ground Up coffee.
WRIC Channel 8
10/27/2016 Recovery, Job Training and a Network of Support at the Healing Place
Community Idea Stations Reporter Catherine Komp gets an inside look at The Healing Place and CARITAS Works. Listen in on the stories of the men and women the program has touched.
WCVE, Community Idea Stations
10/2/2016 Karen Stanley: What it takes to heal addiction
CARITAS CEO talks about The Healing Place and the increasing demand for recovery services.
9/23/2016 Meet Michael Gordon of CARITAS
Get ready to be moved! Read this story that starts at The Healing Place and takes one man on a journey to become the CARITAS Furniture Bank Procurement Manager.
6/22/2016 Sheriff’s Office Partners With The Healing Place
The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s office partners with CARITAS to provide men with alternative incarceration options at The Healing Place.
5/22/2016 Hold On, Pain Ends
Richmond Magazine Editor Tina Gregio visits The Healing Place and uncovers stories of hope in her weekly Sunday Story.
4/21/2016 Richmond Man Starts New After Hitting Rock Bottom in Jail
Read and listen to this inspiring story of Jessi who overcame his addiction, reunited with his children, began a successful career and now helps other men do the same.
3/22/2016 Hear Together: CARITAS
CEO Karen Stanley describes CARITAS programs and ways to get involved.
12/5/15 Dominion Awards $90,000 to Assist People in Need
A long-time supporter awards grants throughout the Richmond community.
11/24/15 Richmond Man Who Turned His Life Around is Thankful for a New Day
Aziz has a new home and new lifes thanks to many organizations, including the CARITAS Furniture Bank.
10/1/15 A New Chapter Begins for Richmond’s CARITAS
Michael’s journey has led him from hopelessness to recovery
WRIC Channel 8
9/23/15 The Healing Place Needs a Helping Hand
CEO Karen Stanley writes about the financial need of CARITAS’s long-term residential recovery program.
WRIC Channel 8
7/10/15 CARITAS Gathered Goods Marketplace
Learn more about this Marketplace with a Mission!
6/23/15 CARITAS is a Richmond History Maker
A former CARITAS client is spotlighted at the Furniture Bank.
WRIR Channel 8 News
10/6/2014 History Makers honored at The Valentine
CARITAS is honored as one of five “History Makers.”
8/13/2014 Rapid rehousing fuels partnerships, less homelessness
Delegate John O’Bannon III, R-Henrico, tours CARITAS to learn more about rapid rehousing partnership.
Richmond Times Dispatch
8/08/2014 Ikea donations help The Healing Place spiff up mentor rooms
The Healing Place receives a $10K makeover from IKEA Woodbridge.
7/29/2014 Williams: Richmond-area homeless agency appeals for shelter help
CARITAS appeals for summer shelter help
1/12/2014 Haley Buick GMC Sunday Podcast
CARITAS Furniture Bank staff share what they do with Barry Moore of Haley Buick GMC.
Taking It to the Streets
9/14/2013 43rd Street Festival attracts art, entertainment lovers
43rd Street Festival of the Arts supports CARITAS.
12/07/2012 Virginia This Morning: Karen O’Brien
Virginia This Morning interviews Karen O’Brien.
CBS 6 (WTVR)
6/28/2012 A LIST: CARITAS Furniture Bank’s monthly indoor yard sale
CBS 6 features the CARITAS Furniture Bank’s Indoor Yard Sale
CBS 6 (WTVR)
4/30/2012 Richmond’s First Presbyterian Church celebrates Serve Day
CARITAS Shelter Feature about First Presbyterian
2/15/2012 Former Ramada to be demolished; hotel items go to help needy families
The CARITAS Furniture Bank receives a major donation from Genworth
2/23/2011 Restoring dignity one evening at a time
Clover Hill Assembly of God hosts a women’s shelter week
2/7/2010 Radio Show (MP3)
Executive Director Karen Stanley is interviewed by Lite 98.
12/21/2009 Where Furniture and Art Meet
The Chair Affair puts a new twist on fundraising.