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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 […]

Three donor event attendees

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 […]

Saving Time and Money With CARITAS Solutions

On a sunny spring morning on the southside of Richmond, a CARITAS truck sits outside of a beautiful home. You can hear rustling inside and see a stack of boxes laying on the driveway. Soon, two men come outside carrying a large couch. They are part of the CARITAS Solutions team on site to help Kay […]

Allie (Single Adult Program Clinician) and Amy (Women's Program Manager), CARITAS shelter volunteers

The CARITAS Shelter: More Than Just A Place to Sleep

The CARITAS Shelter served more than 1,000 clients last year. We are able to serve so many of our most vulnerable neighbors with the help of 150 congregations throughout the Richmond community. These volunteers provide a safe place to sleep, food, laundry services, showers, and hospitality. Helping families sleep safe and sound is important. Our mission at CARITAS, […]

Crystal (AmeriCorps member)

Crystal’s AmeriCorps Story

“I love coming here every day,” said Crystal Lester. “It always feels like family.” Crystal is an AmeriCorps Service Member at The Healing Place. As a case manager, she helps men in the Overnight Shelter quickly connect to resources including housing, jobs, and more. She recently earned her Associate’s Degree with the help of her AmeriCorps service educational […]