Thanks to Shady Grove UMC for hosting our 2013 Volunteer Dinner
Homelessness isn't a lifestyle, it's an emergency.
This year, about 3600 single adults and about 800 families in Richmond faced this unimaginable crisis, and for many, CARITAS is the only place they can turn.
No other emergency shelter in Central Virginia can accept families with fathers, families with more than three children, or families with adolescent males. No other emergency shelter can care for over 1,000 people annually, due to the work of the 15,000 volunteers and 155 host congregations who open their doors each week.
Upon entering CARITAS, guests find not only the necessities for survival - they find the tools for success. Through the growing web of CARITAS volunteers, staff, and agency partners, guests get the help they need to get off the street, back on their feet, and on the path to self-sufficiency.
But none of this can be done without your help.
CARITAS needs your support, and together, we can bring an end to homelessness in our city and restore productive, healthy lives.