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Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,  I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat. We must find each other.
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Richmond Good Life :: Volunteering :: Homeless and Hunger

Richmond Virginia (VA) Homeless and Hunger

Here is a comprehensive  list of homeless, poverty, and hunger volunteer opportunities in the Richmond, VA area.

Name Description
The Active Hand Ministry The Active Hand Ministry's primary activity is to train new disciples as community organizers who will develop grassroots efforts that shall relieve the impoverished conditions of the poor and disenfranchised in the Greater Richmond area. 
Central Virginia Food Bank To help Central Virginians in need achieve food securtiy through food, training and education. The Central Virginia Foodbank (CVFB) was founded in 1980 to procure and distribute food efficiently and effectively to feeding programs throughout the area.
Chesterfield Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministry (CCHASM) CCHASM's unique intake process provides residents not only emergency food and/or financial assistance, but empowering resources to assist them in moving their families back to financial independence. 
Commonwealth Catholic Charities CCC's Homeless Intervention Program (HIP) operates as a safety net for individuals and families threatened by possible eviction or foreclosure on their homes. 
Congregations Around Richmond Involved to Assure Shelter (CARITAS) Organization which utilizes the facilities and volunteers of congregations in the Richmond metropolitan area to provide emergency shelter. Program provides limited case management. Provides round-trip transportation of guests between the downtown area and participating congregations. Individual congregations provide overnight shelter, dinner and breakfast. 
Crisis Assistance Response Emergency Shelter, Inc (CARES) Crisis Assistance Response Emergency Shelter (CARES) is a regional 24-hour shelter serving the Tri-Cities area. CARES serves those experiencing a housing crisis, victims of domestic violence and stranded travelers by providing meals, phone access, service referrals, travel assistance and child care. 
Daily Planet Provides food, shelter, employment education, social, mental health and substance abuse services to chemically dependent adults, mentally ill adults, homeless adults and low-income urban adults. Safe Haven program is a 20-bed facility that serves the severely mentally ill and dual diagnosed homeless population 
Daughters of Zelophehad The Daughters of Zelophehad (DOZ) is a transitional housing program for homeless women and their children based in the Richmond, Virginia area. The existing home is in Chesterfield County. DOZ is an ecumenical Christian based ministry. Eligible families may live in the home for up to two years. During this time, these women and children receive the education, training and spiritual support they need to prepare them for independent living. 
Embrace Richmond (Blog) Embrace Richmond is a faith-based charitable organization helping families who are exiting Richmond area homeless shelters achieve and sustain self-sufficiency.
ESI Connections ESI Connections is the largest year round provider of homeless services in the greater Richmond area. The mission of the agency is to assist men, women and children to develop the skills needed and connect with the resources necessary to obtain and retain permanent housing. 
Freedom House A non-profit agency that's mission is to embrace the hungry and the homeless and to gather those persons into a healing community where they may begin to address the problems and issues which contributed to or resulted from their homelessness. Programs offered by Freedom House are: the Meal Program, Community Shelter (transitional housing), medical/mental health respite, and Sean's Place (transitional housing). Area served is Richmond and surrounding area. Agency is accessible by bus. 
The Giving Heart The Giving Heart, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization in Richmond, Virginia, invites you to become part of the solution to helping those in need.
The Healing Place The Healing Place of Richmond is a nonprofit organization established to provide shelter for the homeless and a long term residential recovery program for those who are chemically dependent. Services are provided at no cost to the client.  
Hilliard House Hilliard House is a program that assists homeless women and their children to build their capacity to live productively within the community. 
HomeAgain Provides shelter, food and strong case management to homeless men, women and children at multiple sites. Offers assistance with housing and job searches, parenting classes, programming for children and basic life skills training. Goal is to help residents find permanent housing and achieve self-sufficiency. Information and referrals are offered to aid the homeless in their job search. 
Homeward Our mission is to prevent, reduce and end homelessness by facilitating creative solutions through the collaboration, coordination and cooperation of regional resources and services.
Meals on Wheels of Greater Richmond  The daily delivery of hot meals to elderly and persons with disabilities in support of their efforts to remain independent. Strives to improve the physical and mental health of those served by providing them with a balanced, nutritious and appealing diet, as well as providing daily contact with a caring volunteer. Serves the City of Richmond and the Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico through a central location in Carytown and through four satellite sites, in Mechanicsville, Ashland, Highland Springs and southern Chesterfield. 
Powhatan-Goochland Community Action Agency (P-GCAA)  For nearly 35 years, the Powhatan-Goochland Community Action Agency (P-GCAA) has provided an array of needed services to low-income families in both Powhatan and Goochland Counties. 
The Richmond Community Action Program The Richmond Community Action Program, Inc. is a private non-profit agency that was established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to combat problems associated with poverty in the Richmond Metropolitan Area.
Richmond Friends of the Homeless Richmond Friends of the Homeless was formed in 1987 to strengthen and enrich the community life of the underprivileged and homeless in Richmond, Virginia.
The Richmond Outreach Center Homeless Ministry The Homeless Ministry reaches street people with the Gospel. They bring the homeless to The ROC for church service, food, and a chance to have their lives changed by the power of God.
St. Joseph's Villa The Villa’s mission is to provide children with special needs and their families the opportunity to succeed through innovative and effective services. We say that “we never stop believing in children and their families,” and we mean it. Every child, regardless of his or her physical or emotional condition, deserves a safe and nurturing place to learn, to heal and to grow. 
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Outreach     Outreach is a long, strong tradition at St. Paul's. The community consciousness and commitment of members to reach out to people in need, as well as our strategic location at Capitol Square in the center of the City, have contributed to our ongoing focus of "Proclaiming Christ in the Heart of the City". 
United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg 
United Way is committed to improving the quality of life in the Greater Richmond-Petersburg region. We work together with organizations and individuals to achieve positive and lasting change in our community.  United Way works to achieve results by conducting on-going research to assess our community's needs and identify the best approaches to help people reach stability.
Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness The Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness is dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness in the Commonwealth of Virginia through community collaboration, capacity building, education and advocacy.
Virginia Supportive Housing Virginia Supportive Housing is a not-for-profit homeless services provider and community development corporation whose mission is to provide permanent housing and comprehensive support services to individuals and families who are homeless or who have disabilities in order to initiate and promote their transition from homelessness to productivity and independence. 

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