CARITAS FURNITURE BANK

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CARITAS FURNITURE BANK

The CARITAS Furniture Bank stands as a beacon of hope and support in Virginia, offering a lifeline to individuals and families overcoming crises such as homelessness, domestic violence, and poverty.

Overview:
In the Richmond area, nearly 25% of individuals live at or below the poverty level, with 1 in 3 children affected. This stark reality underscores the urgent need for support and resources.The Furniture Bank collaborates with over 70 partner agencies dedicated to assisting vulnerable community members in achieving stability and reclaiming dignity.In the fiscal year 2019-2020, the Furniture Bank provided essential furniture to 920 adults and 840 children, making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.An impressive 92.86% of "shoppers" reported that the Furniture Bank significantly improved their living conditions, highlighting the profound impact of this invaluable resource.

How It Works:
Case managers from partner agencies play a pivotal role in connecting their clients with the Furniture Bank's services, guiding them through the process of selecting free furniture and household items tailored to their household size and needs.For added convenience, the Furniture Bank offers curbside and in-home delivery options, ensuring that individuals and families can access the support they need with ease, albeit for an additional fee.Staffing for the Furniture Bank is provided through a meaningful partnership with The Healing Place, CARITAS' peer-based addiction recovery program, embodying a holistic approach to community support and empowerment.The Furniture Bank's relocation to a new warehouse space in 2020, as part of the CARITAS Center, represents a significant milestone, consolidating all of CARITAS' solutions under one roof and enhancing efficiency and accessibility for those in need.

By providing essential furnishings, the CARITAS Furniture Bank empowers families and individuals to focus on rebuilding their lives and achieving stability after experiencing crises. As the only resource of its kind in Virginia, the Furniture Bank's impact reverberates throughout the community, offering a glimmer of hope and a pathway to a brighter future for those facing adversity.

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2220 Stockton Street Richmond, VA 23224
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