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CARITAS Earns National Recognition for Volunteerism

CARITAS has been certified as a Service Enterprise by Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service. With this certification, CARITAS joins a prestigious group of nonprofits committed to effectively delivering on our mission by strategically engaging volunteer time and talent. Less than 15% of organizations nationwide can be characterized […]

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Works Gets a New Classroom

Works has a new classroom! The expanded classroom opened in Early April to welcome larger class sizes. CARITAS Works has been very successful (did you see our new video?!) and is getting the attention of organizations such as reentry programs whose clients are ready for workforce development and job placement. Thanks to a grant from […]

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The Neuroscience of Addiction

As the scope of the heroin epidemic continues to grow, CARITAS is working to forge partnerships throughout the community to provide lasting solutions to the problem. From our peer-to-peer recovery model at The Healing Place to our weekly family support groups, we are providing hope to one person at a time, one day at a […]

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First Person: Recovery to the Capitol

On October 4, 2015, tens of thousands of Americans joined together for the first-ever rally and concert on the National Mall to raise awareness about addiction. Joe Walsh, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow and many others performed. The Surgeon General announced the country’s first ever report on addiction. CARITAS staff members, clients, volunteers, and community partners […]

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Growing with CARITAS: Michael at the Furniture Bank

Michael is our energetic and creative procurement manager at the Furniture Bank. He manages the pick-up and donation services that keep the Furniture Bank full of furniture and other household items. These items find renewed life in the homes of families and individuals referred to CARITAS by more than 80 local human service agencies and […]

From the “Ground Up”

John first joined the CARITAS family in 2010 when he entered The Healing Place (THP) addiction recovery program.  Before coming to THP, John had struggled with alcoholism starting as early as his teenage years. His addiction created many roadblocks and frustrating false starts throughout his young adult life. He had participated in other treatment programs […]