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Five 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. 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
  5. 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.

Update to family services in 2019

The way we provide shelter and related services in Richmond is evolving. Together, with agencies from around the city, we are working toward the coordinated launch of several new service delivery models. Some things will stay the same. Each of the agencies we work with will continue to provide care, compassion and resources to men, women and families experiencing homelessness in our community. It is possible with your help. There are many ways you can get involved and make a difference. Keep reading to get a summary of ways you can help with each agency

 

Volunteer:

CARITAS

Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Daily Planet

Goochland Free Clinic

Hanover Safe Place

HomeAgain

Housing Families First

Liberation Veteran Services 

Safe Harbor

Salvation Army

St. Joseph's Villa

VA Supportive Housing

YWCA of Richmond

 

Advocate:

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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