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CARITAS mens emergency shelter team lead

Meet “Miss Penny” our Men’s Shelter Team Lead

Penny Dortch is the first person every Men’s Shelter guest meets when they enter our program. “CARITAS encourages people and gives them hope,” she says. “I share my story and let them know that just by coming through our door, you’re further in life than you’ve ever been.” CARITAS has a long history with twists, […]

Join the Richmond interior design community as they come together for the first-ever RVA Design Community Furniture Drive to support the CARITAS Furniture Bank!  Event Details: (DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE) Friday, May 14, 3-6 p.m. | Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Custom View Homes & Doors | 1965 Westmoreland Street, Richmond, VA 23230 Learn more about […]

Meet Women’s Emergency Shelter Program Manager Jenn Patterson, BA QMHP-C

More than 30 years ago, CARITAS began as a mobile shelter largely supported by local congregations who hosted guests on a rotating basis. Our busses helped guests their campuses each night and your congregations kept them fed, rested, and loved. Today, we are now officially a permanent shelter! That means that the day-to-day job of […]

Beauty in the Brokenness: Artists Bring Murals to the CARITAS Center

On the first Monday of 2021, artist Matt Lively set out his paint and brushes.  Four other artists joined him to paint their own mural concepts throughout the freshly opened CARITAS Center. “My heart was in it immediately,” says Lively after receiving a hard hat tour of the facility. “Right away, I wanted to get […]