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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 […]

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Give the Gift of Stock: A smarter way to support CARITAS

Did you know about Stock Monday? As you already know, Giving Tuesday celebrates philanthropy around the world. November 29 is Stock Monday and is a new celebration of smart giving this year.  While one day educates donors about this opportunity, you can donate this way any time! Chief Development Officer Clara Stokes explains why giving stock […]

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Daily Planet and CARITAS: Partners in the Pandemic and Beyond

“Daily Planet Health Services is the largest and most involved partner with our mission here at CARITAS,” says President and CEO Karen Stanley. CARITAS serves the region’s most vulnerable men and women. They face homelessness and substance use, which are often amplified by other crises and traumatic experiences. Similarly, Daily Planet Health Services (DPHS) focuses […]

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Meet Vicki, A Leader with her own Story

Vicki Mollenauer has been a mainstay in the hallways of CARITAS buildings for more than 6 years. Her story begins with her own struggle with addiction. Today, she is a leader at CARITAS and in the Richmond community as our Career Development Senior Coordinator.  The past year has been a challenge for the Works team, […]

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CARITAS Fights to Find Homes for Participants Amid a Major Housing Shortage

Rising housing prices, elevated unemployment rates, and an aging population are compounding the nation’s homelessness crisis. Here in Richmond, the January 2021 Point-in-Time count revealed that homelessness increased in the Richmond region by 50% this year. In June 2021, the median price of a home in the Richmond area was $310,000, a 44% increase from […]