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For the Love of CARITAS: Wells Fargo Spotlight

For the Love of CARITAS: Wells Fargo Spotlight It all started June 2019. Audrey of Wells Fargo reached out to Tiffany Terry, our Director of Community Engagement. She was hoping to find a unique way to honor a retiring Wells Fargo leader, Janie. “Giving back together is a tangible way to show someone how much you […]

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2019 Volunteers of the Year at CARITAS

Every year, volunteers from the Richmond community serve 12,000+ hours to support our mission. For every hour they contribute, we can turn it into $3.60 of service to our residents and the community at large. That means we can reach more people with more compassion–approximately 4,000 of our neighbors a year. “We gather at this time […]

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Umiah’s Safe at Home with her two Sons

 Meet Umiah. She’s sitting in her new apartment in a chair from the CARITAS Furniture Bank. She just moved in last week with her two sons: a 19-month old and 12-year old.   She has a new apartment because her former living situation became violent. Case managers from YWCA and Hanover Safe Place introduced Umiah […]

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Mental Health Partnership Launches in the Emergency Shelter for Women

Years ago, Jen Frydrychowski volunteered to help CARITAS shelter guests at her congregation. For two weeks every holiday season, her church would open its doors to men and women experiencing homelessness in our community. She got to know our residents intimately. “If you walked by most of CARITAS clients in a store, you wouldn’t know […]

Richmond Philanthropists Raise Funds to Honor Friend Stacey Dendy

Richmond Philanthropists Raise Funds to Honor Friend Stacey Dendy “There were so many people when she passed away that asked, ‘What can we do?’” says Ben Dendy recollecting his wife’s memorial service last year. “Stacey always said that’s not a question you can ask me unless you want to really do something.” Dendy decided he […]