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Operating in four locations in the greater Richmond area, SOAR365 was created in 1954 by area families determined to find a better way to care for their loved ones with disabilities. “When someone comes through our doors – from newborns…

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Urban Baby Beginnings

As the pandemic continued, Alissa found herself uncertain about meeting her family’s basic needs. With three kids – two of them under two –  anxiety mounted as the young mom tried to keep her babies fed, healthy, and properly diapered.…

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Greater Richmond Fit4Kids

When Jasmine Barber stepped into the role of parent advocate with Fit4Kids, she knew firsthand how excited and inspired kids were by the organization’s work. She had seen her own children get moving during a wellness class or try a…

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Little Hands Virginia

Just days into the pandemic, Taylor Keeney received a frantic call from the YWCA of Richmond. A mom was on a train to Richmond with nothing but her baby and the clothes on their backs, fleeing domestic abuse and seeking shelter…

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Chesterfield Food Bank

In the midst of the pandemic, Jennifer found herself uncertain about where her family’s next meal would come from. After months in the hospital following heart surgery, she had lost her income, apartment, and personal belongings. Jennifer’s sister took her…

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The Giving Wall

Michael can tailor any garment you bring him, handling every inseam and hem with precision and care. His dream of owning his own business had come to fruition after years of honing his craft and building a clientele. Then came…

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Daily Planet Health Services

More than fifty years ago, Daily Planet opened its doors with a mission of helping Richmond teens and young adults who were dropping out of school and society. At the time, this population represented a disenfranchised group of young adults…

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Work of Art

The life of a teenage girl can be scary and confusing. Now, add to that being part of a society that isn’t built for you to succeed while trying to understand yourself and live in your truth and purpose authentically.…

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Circles RVA

As the saying goes, It takes a village to raise a child. Darshee Clarke knows this better than most. Born into generational poverty, she has been working her entire life to navigate the complex path out. Her determination is clear:…

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RVA Masks 4 Health

When she heard a CDC spokesperson say crisis medical workers could use a bandanna or scarf over their faces as a last resort, Julie Kratzer knew she needed to do something to help healthcare workers. That’s the moment RVA Masks…

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