“United by our compassion, we help our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycle of addiction and homelessness to reclaim their dignity.” -- CARITAS mission statement.

CARITAS is the largest provider of homeless services in the Metro Richmond area. As the issues involved in homelessness become more complex, so do the solutions required to address them. CARITAS is unique in that it fills the gaps in the homeless services system so that people in crisis can find stability in their lives now and in the future. Through four programs, CARITAS provides people with the basic life and job skills they need to exit shelter and return to their families, their jobs, their homes and their lives as productive citizens.

CARITAS Family Focus Program

Trinity United Methodist Church
903 Forest Avenue | Henrico, VA  23229
Wednesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 18

Trinity United Methodist Church will provide shelter for homeless families for the weeks of May 7th through May 20th.  Or Ami has been participating in this Caritas program for the past two years. Based on last year's high number of volunteers we have expanded our participation to two nights this year. Volunteers can donate food, time, or both. 

How can you help?

May 11

Volunteer
  • 2 volunteers to prepare bag lunches (5:00 pm)
  • 2-3 cookers & servers (5:00-6:30 pm)
  • 2-3 people to clean up (7:30-8:00 pm)
Donate Food
  • 3 pre-cooked rotisserie chickens, cut into pieces
  • 3 large jars of barbecue sauce
  • Fresh fruit (Oranges cut into slices or wedges would be nice)
  • Dessert (Brownies or cookies work well) - Enough to serve 32 
(donations can be dropped off at Or Ami on the preceding Sunday)

May 18

Volunteer
  • 2 volunteers to prepare bag lunches (5:00 pm)
  • 2-3 cookers & servers (5:00-6:30 pm)
  • 2-3 people to clean up (7:30-8:00 pm)
Donate Food
  • Tossed green salad
  • Fresh fruit to serve 32 (could have 2 different people bring fruit)
  • 40 rolls or muffins
  • 1 gallon of 2% milk
  • Dessert (Brownies or cookies work well) - Enough to serve 32