A Look at Homelessness Here and on the National Stage

During the past year, CARITAS has provided shelter to 488 people. Each one has a story. Allie Cornell, LCSW, knows this well. She has been working with shelter residents at CARITAS since 2014.  She’s sat down one-on-one with residents of our shelter to help them connect to resources like health care, find housing, and build […]

The Healing Place’s Stephen Vicoli Earns Leadership Scholarship

Stephen Vicoli entered The Healing Place in 2012. He completed the recovery program and then became one of the first graduates from the CARITAS Works program. Today, he’s the Transition Coordinator of The Healing Place. “I help assist the men in moving toward independent living after they’ve found the tools to maintain their sobriety,” he […]

A Collaborative Evolution of Shelter and Homeless Assistance in Richmond: Agencies Come Together to Launch New Strategies and Initiatives

The way we provide shelter and related services in Richmond is evolving. Leaders from agencies including CARITAS, Homeward,  Housing Families First, HomeAgain and the Salvation Army are working toward the coordinated launch of several new service delivery models. Each of the agencies has intimate and long-term experience working with Richmond’s homeless population. As the needs of the […]

Partnership Spotlight: VCU

Meet Peter Moffett MD, FACEP Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University There are roughly 1,500 overdose deaths in Virginia every year.  Related to each death, there are ER visits, treatment and impacts in the workplaces where these men and women work. The medical costs to individuals and the community at large are […]