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Interview with Al Jackson, The Healing Place Program Director

More than 10,000 men have found a road to recovery at The Healing Place. Al Jackson has been here for each and every one. He is in recovery himself. He spends every day tirelessly ensuring others discover the tools they need to heal, too. His journey started in Louisville, KY where he found help himself […]

Q & A with Director of Shelter Operations Anna Hardin

Anna Hardin has a tough job. She leads a team of talented case managers and thousands of volunteers so that CARITAS can provide a bridge to stability for Richmond’s homeless population. Anna is also a mom–she just welcomed her second child in 2017! Her quiet confidence and willingness to solve problems is a true gift […]

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 […]