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Give the Gift of Stock: A smarter way to support CARITAS

Did you know about Stock Monday? As you already know, Giving Tuesday celebrates philanthropy around the world. November 29 is Stock Monday and is a new celebration of smart giving this year.  While one day educates donors about this opportunity, you can donate this way any time! Chief Development Officer Clara Stokes explains why giving stock […]

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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Daily Planet and CARITAS: Partners in the Pandemic and Beyond

“Daily Planet Health Services is the largest and most involved partner with our mission here at CARITAS,” says President and CEO Karen Stanley. CARITAS serves the region’s most vulnerable men and women. They face homelessness and substance use, which are often amplified by other crises and traumatic experiences. Similarly, Daily Planet Health Services (DPHS) focuses […]

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Meet Vicki, A Leader with her own Story

Vicki Mollenauer has been a mainstay in the hallways of CARITAS buildings for more than 6 years. Her story begins with her own struggle with addiction. Today, she is a leader at CARITAS and in the Richmond community as our Career Development Senior Coordinator.  The past year has been a challenge for the Works team, […]

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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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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 […]