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Furniture Bank Duo Earns Honor from AmeriCorps

Huey Gordon and Lori Schmiege have been working with CARITAS for nearly 10 years. On May 21, the Furniture Bank duo received the National Service Alumni of the Year award during the Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference. Both originally joined the CARITAS team as AmeriCorps service members. Today,  Lori is the Furniture Bank Warehouse Manager […]

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, […]

UPDATE: CARITAS Furniture Bank Has Moved

UPDATE: CARITAS has signed a lease for a new warehouse space in Richmond at 1108 Gordon Avenue. Here are a few things to note: Please deliver donations of furniture and household items to our temporary location at 1108 Gordon Avenue.  Please call ahead before you drop them off: (804) 358-0964 Ext: 401. Temporarily until the end of […]

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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 […]

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, […]