AmeriCorps Spotlight: Ashley Cornell

Ashley Cornell Title: Resource Navigator What that means: Every week I compile a list of housing and job opportunities that is presented to the clients to help transition them out of homelessness. I also sit in on meetings with the case managers to learn how best to address client needs. Background: I was born and […]

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Anna Walker

Anna Walker Title: Mentoring & Volunteer Coordinator What That Means: It means I work alongside volunteers and community partners to organize service within the multiple CARITAS programs, such as sorting items for distribution in the Furniture Bank Warehouse or facilitating furniture drives with local congregations! You can also find me teaching new volunteers about our […]

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Arnold Candia

Arnold Candia Title: Peer Mentor Supervisor What That Means: Responsible for overseeing of 12 Peer Mentors, Provide leadership guidance and H.O.P.E for the clients coming through The Healing Place Background: I struggled with Alcohol and Substance abuse for 30 years and made a decision to give myself a break, someone gave me H.O.P.E because they […]

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Allen Dowell

Allen Dowell Title: AmeriCorps Daysite Coordinator CARITAS Family Focus What that means: I oversee services provided to families participating in CARITAS’ emergency shelter program. I report to the Program Case Manager and Shelter Manager. I support a housing first model ensuring CARITAS clients are placed in the most appropriate permanent housing option upon leaving shelter […]

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Interview with Al Jackson, The Healing Place Program Director

More than 10,000 men have found a road to recovery at The Healing Place. Al Jackson has been here for each and every one. He is in recovery himself. He spends every day tirelessly ensuring others discover the tools they need to heal, too. His journey started in Louisville, KY where he found help himself […]

Q & A with Director of Shelter Operations Anna Hardin

Anna Hardin has a tough job. She leads a team of talented case managers and thousands of volunteers so that CARITAS can provide a bridge to stability for Richmond’s homeless population. Anna is also a mom–she just welcomed her second child in 2017! Her quiet confidence and willingness to solve problems is a true gift […]