CARITAS in Richmond, Virginia opened a new CARITAS Center social service hub. It features the Healing Place for Women’s residential recovery program with 160 beds, a 24-bed emergency women’s shelter, a furniture bank, classroom space, and 47 sober-living apartments for program graduates. The center will house CARITAS administrative offices, and will offer leased office space for its community partners. The new CARITAS Center cost $28 million.
CARITAS will continue to operate the Healing Place for Men at its old location, which is nearby. Together the two Healing Place recovery programs can serve about 300 participants — 180 men and 120 women.
CARITAS launched in Richmond, Virginia in the 1980s under the name Congregations Around Richmond To Assure Shelter. Its initial effort was to provide a winter homeless shelter. The organization later gained non-profit status and expanded to provide additional social services. In 2019, the organization began construction on the CARITAS Center.
This was reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch on January 8, 2021.
Contact information: Karen Stanley, President and Chief Executive Officer, CARITAS, P.O. Box 25790, Richmond, Virginia 23260; Website: https://www.caritasva.org/