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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 […]

U-Fab Interiors Celebrates 10 Years with Event to Support Local Homelessness and Addiction Services

On October 19, Richmonders will step into u-fab’s showroom on Broad Street after hours. They won’t be shopping for their regular furniture and upholstery items. They’ll be there to discover and bid on one-of-a-kind chairs created by local designers and artists including Ed Trask, Katie Ukrop, and Susan Jamieson among others. They’re all joining together […]

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 […]

September is National Recovery Month. So What Does Recovery Look Like, Anyway?

As we approach National Recovery Month, CARITAS Board member and recovery specialist Linda Hancock, FNP, PhD shares her definition of recovery… I have had the privilege of working with people in recovery for the past decade, I know that recovery is something to be admired and respected. From my view “on-the-outside-looking-in,” I believe recovery is […]

David’s Road to Recovery

David remembers taking his first drink. He was 10 or 11. He reached into his father’s liquor cabinet and gave it try. After that, he didn’t touch alcohol again until he was 14. He didn’t know then, but his father was an alcoholic. After his family moved to Pennsylvania, David earned a spot on the […]

From Shelter to CARITAS Staff: Diana Honored for Her Dedication

Diana Thomas’s positivity is infectious. She supports women and families staying in the CARITAS Shelter overnight. She herself once was a guest in the CARITAS Shelter. “Diana uses her experiences to connect with the clients in a deep and meaningful way,” said Director of Shelter Operations Anna Hardin. “Her empathy and compassion for others are […]