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The Healing Place Takes on the Monument Avenue 10k

The road to recovery is a hard one. It takes dedication, failure, and focus. Richmond area men struggling with substance use disorders know this well. Behind the walls of The Healing Place, 200+ men at a time are working toward a life of sobriety. Much like training for a race, men practice changing bad habits, […]

Volunteer of the Year: Cindy Paxton

Cindy Paxton and her crew from Cool Spring Baptist Church have helped CARITAS solve a growing problem. Throughout our programs, we provide meals to clients we serve as they find a bridge from crisis to stability. During 2017, CARITAS found itself struggling to serve clients these crucial meals while in our care. Cindy led her congregation […]

Community Celebrates CARITAS Center Campaign Announcement

CARITAS leaders and volunteers are pleased to announce our plans to build a new center in South Richmond and will begin construction in early 2018. During a December 5th event, CARITAS honored initial donors who have already contributed to its $14 million capital campaign for the CARITAS Center. The cornerstone of the new center is […]

CARITAS Works Extends Hours + Toby’s Story

Toby’s Story Today, when you ask Toby if there is a woman in his life, he always answers the same way: “My granddaughter.” The corner of his eyes turn up when he talks about her. Toby has been working with the same company for three years. He loves going out for pizza and bowling with his […]

The REAL Program and CARITAS Works Forge new Partnership

“I want to be a prep cook,” James Bullock said, a graduate of CARITAS Works Class 53. “I expect to be working soon —it’ll be my first job in many years.” His favorite things to make include lasagna and spaghetti. Until now, James hadn’t considered pursuing a career as a cook. For 40 years of […]

Helping Fathers Reconnect with their Children

Stephen Vicoli is a father of a 16-year son and an 18-year old daughter. He lights up when you ask about them. Stephen is also in recovery. Like many fathers who struggle with substance use disorder, his relationship with his children suffered.    His substance use led to a court order that prevented him from […]