CARITAS (Congregations Around Richmond Involved to Assure Shelter)
was organized in the early 1980's to respond to the huge unmet need for emergency shelter for homeless adults in the cold winter months. With its name derived from the Latin word for charity, today CARITAS is the largest emergency shelter program in our community. Every winter our congregation hosts CARITAS in the Christian Family Life Center. Volunteers help with meals, visit with our guests, do laundry, and provide overnight supervision.
For more information about CARITAS visit: www.caritasshelter.org
CCHASM (Chesterfield Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministries)
For over 21 years, CCHASM has served as a non-profit organization seeking to serve those individuals and families in Chesterfield-Colonial Heights who have found themselves in an economic crisis. Their mission is to provide food, financial assistance, and career clothing to area residents who have experienced or are experiencing an emergency situation which threatens their survival needs. Those assisted by CCHASM are area residents, individuals, and families who, for various reasons (loss of jobs, medical emergencies, loss of the primary income member, recent disability), are experiencing an acute economic crisis, which threatens their basic survival needs.
For more information about CCHASM visit: www.cchasm.org