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From Overdose to Hope: Paris’s Story

Paris first tried heroin when he was 18. “Me and my friends were trying to get into the drug game,” he said. “We could go to the club and see all the big boys and try to emulate them: jewelry, cars, and drugs.” The “big boys” would sniff heroin and cocaine, he said. One night, […]

CARITAS in Need of Warehouse + Office Space

  CARITAS is looking for a home for our Furniture Bank and Works programs which are currently located at 1125 Commerce Road. As historic tax credit laws swiftly changed in December 2017, the owner of the warehouse, Spy Rock Real Estate Group, had to accelerate their timeline in order to start construction within six months […]

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 […]

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 […]