Prevention and Housing Stability Ministry
Area Congregations Together in Service
ACTS is an interfaith ministry that provides case management and emergency financial assistance to people in crisis who are at risk of losing their housing. Volunteers provide office assistance as needed. Contact: Nancy Warman, 355-1779, ext. 333
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Congregations Around Richmond Involved to Assure Shelter (CARITAS)
Volunteers provide one week of overnight shelter and care at the church for homeless men, women and children of CARITAS. Many volunteers are needed to provide help with meals, laundry, worship, and recreation. Shelter week: February 16-23, 2013. Contacts: Erin Jewett, 353-8504, and Carrie Acey, 358-0721
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Beginning in 2010, St. James’s participates in nightly Intake Services for CARITAS. Volunteers nightly help with this two-month-long ministry. CARITAS provides centralized intake for its overnight guests at volunteer congregations throughout Richmond before transporting the guests to their evening accommodations.
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New Clay House, a Virginia Supportive Housing apartment complex housing 47 formerly homeless single adults, needs our support for improvement projects and resident programs to support this vulnerable segment of our population. Contact: Susan Siegfried, 739-8853
Please help the homeless as they transition into permanent housing. Virginia Supportive Housing, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing permanent housing and support services to the chronically homeless, is partnering with St. James’s to collect move-in packages for new VSH clients who are moving into their apartments. The collection date will be on Jazz Eucharist Sunday, May 20. There will be a box in the narthex for collections that day. If you would like to make a donation, but are unable to bring your donations on Jazz Eucharist Sunday, please contact Susan Siegfried at 739-8853, or email@example.com. See a list of items needed.
Read the Virginia Supportive Housing Playbook