CARITAS Works Richmond VA

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 […]

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No Place Like Home: New Sober-Living Apartments Are Filling Major Gap

Nichole’s journey to alcoholism was swift and severe. After largely avoiding drugs and alcohol, overwhelming responsibility and postpartum depression led her to begin drinking at night. Soon, a habit developed and she began shaking from withdrawal when she woke in the mornings. The disease deepened its grip so far that one day she called an […]

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Celebrating Service: A look back at More than a Decade with AmeriCorps

In 2009, CARITAS became a placement site for AmeriCorps. Since our partnership began, nearly 150 individuals have participated in our AmeriCorps program, providing over 236,000 hours of service! “Many members were recruited from the clients that we serve and were re-entering the workforce after a period of absence,” says AmeriCorps Program Manager Susan Carminucci.  “AmeriCorps […]