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From CARITAS Works to Working: Mo’s Story 

When Anthony “Mo” commenced from the CARITAS Works program seven years ago, he was nervous about finding a job. He had child support payments, court fines, and a long history of incarceration and drug use. He was ready to work and needed to start earning. That evening, he went to an NA meeting and shared […]

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Recovery + Fitness in the Stacey Dendy Fitness Center

In the heart of the CARITAS Center is the Stacey Dendy Fitness Center. Here, women in The Healing Place program can come whenever they’d like to infuse physical fitness into their recovery journey.  Thanks to generous funding from family and friends of Stacey Dendy, CARITAS is also able to welcome talented instructors from the community to […]


The Healing Place Takes on the Monument Avenue 10k

Talk about heart! This February, approximately 20 of our recovery program participants are training for the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k. Running and walking alongside them will be 15+ volunteer coaches from throughout the Richmond community. One of those is Sara Sitkiewicz who has led the training team efforts for the past 10 years.  “We coaches come […]

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Donate Furniture During Get Organized Month

The CARITAS Furniture Bank recycled 248,007 lbs of furniture during 2021 and served nearly 653 families in the Richmond area with essential household items. As we kick off 2022, CARITAS finds its Furniture Bank shelves bare of our most essential items: sofas, loveseats, and upholstered chairs. We need your help we work to fulfill urgent requests from local organizations including the International […]

Casandra’s Story: One Year of Helping Women in Recovery

This is a big week for Casandra. Tuesday, December 28, marks her three-year sobriety date. Thursday, December 30, is her birthday! The past year has included many other milestones for Casandra, as well. She helped open The Healing Place for Women (THPW), beginning as a founding peer mentor.  Today, she leads our recovery program for […]