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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Valda Finds A Safe Place to Heal + Rebuild at the CARITAS Shelter

“When I started this journey, I had no idea it would be so life-changing,” says Valda. Valda was working hard to leave an abusive relationship and the CARITAS Emergency Shelter allowed her to do that safely. When Valda first came to the shelter, Dianna Thomas greeted her. “We had been friends for more than 30 […]

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Hope for the Holidays

The holiday season is full of hope and happiness for many. For our residents working through their recovery, healing from a crisis in our shelter, and sending out new job applications, it can feel bleak. We surround guests with compassion, resources, and support to build roads to brighter futures. Help from you goes a long […]

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Recovery Program Participants take on the Richmond Marathon

David has crisscrossed the United States during his life, propelled by gut-wrenching stories of trauma, loss, and addiction. “Today, I look forward to talking to other men like me who are down and out,” he says. “I didn’t think I would make it at one point, but now I know I can and others can, […]

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CARITAS President & CEO Karen Stanley to Retire 

After 22 years, she transformed Homelessness + Recovery services in Richmond  CARITAS President & CEO Karen Stanley is set to retire December 31, 2022. During 22 years at the helm of one of Richmond’s largest human service providers, Stanley not only transformed an organization, but the entire Greater Richmond Region.  What began as a small […]

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The CARITAS Center Is Ready to Be Powered By Solar

313 Kilowatts of Solar Arrays Will Save an Estimated $395,000 in Energy Costs This month, CARITAS completed installing a solar power system on the roof its one-of-a-kind recovery and homeless services facility with solar power. CARITAS is estimated to begin using solar power in October, when a final piece of equipment arrives. “There’s no other […]