What You Can Do


Things You Can Do To Help End Homelessness in Greater Richmond

  1. Fund programs that have good and consistent results for people in crisis. Visit www.yourunitedway.org or www.giverichmond.org to make a contribution to agencies working to end homelessness.
  2. What you can doVolunteer your time or talent with organizations that serve people in crisis. Visit www.handsonrva.org for additional volunteer opportunities.
  3. Use the following phone numbers to get or give help:
    1. 804-972-0813 Homeless Crisis Line -- for people who are 3 days or less from losing their housing.
    2.  211 Virginia – always toll-free call for utilities/rent/mortgage and other human and social service assistance (Call “211” – just like dialing 411).
  4. Are you concerned about someone sleeping outdoors? Outreach and support services are available for people living on the streets and in other public places. Fill out this outreach form and our region's outreach team will attempt to make contact with the individual or family.
  5. Provide affordable housing to someone exiting out of homelessness. List rental properties on www.virginiahousingsearch.com to help make affordable housing more accessible to people in need
  6. Find out more. Call Homeward to invite a speaker to your civic, neighborhood, business or religious gatherings to give an update on homelessness in Greater Richmond. (804-343-2045), ext. 22.




Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Daily Planet

Goochland Free Clinic

Hanover Safe Place


Housing Families First

Liberation Veteran Services

Safe Harbor

Salvation Army

St. Joseph's Villa

VA Supportive Housing

YWCA of Richmond



Virginia advocacy information

Federal advocacy information


Coordinate a Donation Drive

Items Needed (Not able to accept clothing):

Only accepted in July, November, and January:

  • Travel-sized lotion
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Travel-sized soap
  • NEW White t-shirts (Lg/XL)
  • Combs/brushes
  • Sample-sized baby wipes
  • Deodorant
  • Hats/Gloves
  • Lip balm
  • Socks
  • NEW Underwear – men’s and women’s

Accepted all year:

  • Bus tickets
  • Gift Cards to fast food restaurants

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Yes, we can end homelessness





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