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Front view of The Healing Place w/ CARITAS enrollee

From Rx to Addict

At age 23, Steve fell 30 feet onto a concrete slab while working on a construction site. He broke both of his elbows and he describes his foot as merely hanging on by skin after the fall. He endured nine surgeries to put himself back together after the accident. The weeks following his accident, he […]

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CARITAS Case Manager Honored for Dedication

Senior Case Manager Carolyn Leung has been working with CARITAS for 12 years. On June 3, she was recognized in front of 200 Richmond area homeless services providers at Homeward’s Best Practices Conference to Prevent and End Homelessness with the Randall Hicks Excellence in Homeless Services Award. The Randall Hicks award is given each year […]

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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 […]

Todd picture in front of Washington monument at United to Face Addiction

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 […]