The Earliest Response
CARITAS serves as the first line of community support for anyone in need of emergency shelter. Over 185 participating congregations provide shelter, food, and necessities on a weekly basis to individuals and families inneed of immediate assistance.
The Widest Net
CARITAS is the largest and most inclusive shelter in Richmond. CARITAS fills an alarming gap in the shelter system by reaching segments of the population ineligible for any other program: adults facing addictions, families with fathers, large families, and families with adolescent sons.
A Path to Recovery
Through our four programs -Shelter, Furniture Bank, Works, and The Healing Place- CARITAS provides the support, training, and material assistance necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and restore stable, productive lives.
Through our congregations and the help of people like you, CARITAS can fulfill its mission to mobilize Greater Richmond to protect individuals and families in crisis and empower those who strive for housing independence.
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