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Richmond Animal League

In August 2017, three tiny kittens arrived at Richmond Animal League (RAL) from a partnering municipal shelter. These kittens, like many of the more than 500 who were cared for by RAL in 2017, were neglected, underweight, and had goopy…

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Better Housing Coalition

When Shanté moved into the Better Housing Coalition’s Lincoln Mews community last summer with her son, she had no idea her family would grow so quickly. A year ago, Shanté and her 9-year-old son Darelle were homeless. Adding to the…

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Housing Families First

“People think about homeless people being on the street,” Taliah tells her fellow college students. “They don’t know that there are people living in shelters. It doesn’t mean you’re dirty, you’re dumb, or you’re a drug addict.” Taliah knows from…

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Visual Arts Center of Richmond

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has been a fixture in the community for fifty-four years, but it’s changing all the time. In January, the center will roll out a brand new open-access program intended to get Richmonders into the…

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Meet The Little Sisters of the Poor

For more than sixty-seven years, Gordon and Louise built a legacy of love, togetherness, and service to their community. As they aged, their family began the difficult search for long-term care. Though they both were getting older, their needs were…

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Support Sacred Heart Center’s Mission

Sacred Heart Center Needs Your Help The Sacred Heart Center is accepting donations of pre-loved stuffed animals and toys for the kids served in its family programming services. Gently used, clean stuffed animals or dolls and 1-piece small toys (like cars and…

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Circle Center Adult Day Services

“Good morning, Geneva! How are you today?” A mother, grandmother, and Circle Center Adult Day Services participant, Geneva is greeted warmly as she makes her way into the Richmond facility. Dropped off by her daughter, who has her own busy…

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Who Are the Guardians of the James River?

[Updated July 27, 2021] More than one-third of all Virginians rely on the James River and its tributaries for water, commerce, and recreation. Flowing across the entire state – from its beginning at the headwaters of the Cowpasture and Jackson…

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