The Healing Place Takes on the Monument Avenue 10k

The road to recovery is a hard one. It takes dedication, failure, and focus. Richmond area men struggling with substance use disorders know this well. Behind the walls of The Healing Place, 200+ men at a time are working toward a life of sobriety. Much like training for a race, men practice changing bad habits, […]

Volunteer of the Year: Cindy Paxton

Cindy Paxton and her crew from Cool Spring Baptist Church have helped CARITAS solve a growing problem. Throughout our programs, we provide meals to clients we serve as they find a bridge from crisis to stability. During 2017, CARITAS found itself struggling to serve clients these crucial meals while in our care. Cindy led her congregation […]

Community Celebrates CARITAS Center Campaign Announcement

CARITAS leaders and volunteers are pleased to announce our plans to build a new center in South Richmond and will begin construction in early 2018. During a December 5th event, CARITAS honored initial donors who have already contributed to its $14 million capital campaign for the CARITAS Center. The cornerstone of the new center is […]

CARITAS Works Extends Hours + Toby’s Story

Toby’s Story Today, when you ask Toby if there is a woman in his life, he always answers the same way: “My granddaughter.” The corner of his eyes turn up when he talks about her. Toby has been working with the same company for three years. He loves going out for pizza and bowling with his […]

The REAL Program and CARITAS Works Forge new Partnership

“I want to be a prep cook,” James Bullock said, a graduate of CARITAS Works Class 53. “I expect to be working soon —it’ll be my first job in many years.” His favorite things to make include lasagna and spaghetti. Until now, James hadn’t considered pursuing a career as a cook. For 40 years of […]

Helping Fathers Reconnect with their Children

Stephen Vicoli is a father of a 16-year son and an 18-year old daughter. He lights up when you ask about them. Stephen is also in recovery. Like many fathers who struggle with substance use disorder, his relationship with his children suffered.    His substance use led to a court order that prevented him from […]

Youth Groups Help CARITAS Build Tables and Beds for Families

Sounds of power tools and laughter rang throughout the Furniture Bank on a Wednesday afternoon. Middle school volunteers from Christ Church Youth Group came with smiles and lots of energy to build kitchen tables for fellow community members. “CARITAS is probably the most mentioned, most satisfying service that we’ve done at Christ Church Episcopal,” said […]

Furniture Bank Volunteers Turn Houses into Homes

“It’s very hard to stop volunteering when you see the need,” Ginger Bomar said. She is a two-year volunteer shopper veteran. “Most of the people are so grateful for that service, that’s very affirming when you see their personal reaction.” About 30 people shop at the Furniture Bank on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings each […]

CARITAS Works Sends Students to Quick Start Construction Training

 Joseph Carter started selling drugs at 14 years old. His father struggled with alcoholism, and his mother had a substance use disorder. Unable to break the cycle of addiction, Joseph fell into a life of selling and using drugs for more than two decades. Last year, Joseph found The Healing Place, which led him to […]

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CARITAS named “Top Workplace” in Richmond: Find Out Why

Last year, CARITAS reached more than 5,000 people in our community with shelter, case management, job training, recovery services, and furniture. Each year that number grows. Our talented, driven, and expert staff are always working behind the scenes to make that possible. Earlier this spring, CARITAS was honored as the one of the best small businesses to work for […]