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Peer Mentors Office Gets a Makeover Thanks to Community Partners

Every year, more than a 1,000 men come through the doors of The Healing Place. The success of the program lies in the peer-to-peer model. The pulse of this model comes from the heart of the building, the Peer Mentors Office.  “Here, we track each resident from beginning to end,” says Peer Mentor Supervisor Justin. […]

Meet The Healing Place for Men New Program Manager

Stephen remembers the day he came to The Healing Place: October 11, 2012.  “I was smoking cigarettes outside in the parking lot,” he said. “Security said I couldn’t do that. Eventually I walked through the doors.” That path led him to Program Director Al Jackson’s office.  “Oh, I was expecting you,” Al said.  A board […]

Generous Partnerships Fuel the Healing Place

Everyday at 700 Dinwiddie Avenue, hundreds of men wake up to new beginnings. They shower, they make their beds, they head to class, they work out, they sit down with peer supervisors, they write, they reflect, and so much more. These are just a  few of the activities that make up their days as they […]

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 […]