What They're About: UMFS (United Methodist Family Services) began as an orphanage in 1899. Today we provide a comprehensive network of services to children and families across Virginia by specializing in treatment foster care and adoption, intensive residential treatment and crisis intervention services for adolescents, FamilyCARE services (collaboration, advocacy, resources, empowerment), and specialized education services for adolescents including students with Autism.
How to Get Involved: Subject Tutors, Life Skills Tutors, Mentors, Open Table Participant
What they’re about: Empowering the physically blighted commercial corridor of Highland Park by restoring buildings, operating social enterprises and providing jobs. Rebuilding lives of men and women needing a second chance through relationships and training. Connecting Highland Park neighbors and our program participants to the wider Richmond community through shared experiences that bridge racial, economic and geographic barriers.
How to get involved: Coach a participant, Provide dinner for a class, Grant writing, Newsletter, Gardening, Painting facilities, Donate gently used clothing and household goods, or Volunteer at Harvest Thrift and Sunny Days
What They're About: CARITAS serves as the first line of community support for anyone in need of emergency shelter. Through our four programs (Shelter, Furniture Bank, Works, and The Healing Place) CARITAS provides support, training and material assistance to break the cycle of homelessness and restore stable productive lives.
How to get involved: Cleaning/organizing on-site, Personal Shopper, Tutoring and preparing individuals for employment
What They’re About: Church Hill Activities and Tutoring, known as CHAT, is a system of integrated programs that empower aspiring youth to break the cycles of poverty and reach for their goals.
How to get involved: Homework help, basic reading, writing, math and study skills Wacky Wednesday life skills programs, at Nehemiah’s Workshop, in our cooking, sewing and gardening operations, hip-hop, spoken word and in our other entrepreneurial ventures. Community events, summer programs and holiday activities.
What They're About: William Fox Elementary is a local, public elementary school that we partner with most consistently throughout the year! They have hosted our Rise Richmond in the spring and have shown their support of Area10 for many years.
How to get involved: (check out the calendar for orporate church-wide events) Backpacks School Supply Drive Back to School Night Thanksgiving Turkey Boxes Rise Richmond
What They’re About: Cary Elementary is a local- Title 1- public school located just a few blocks away from Carytown. We have worked with them throughout the years to help meet needs of families, the PTA, and the school itself.
How to Get Involved: Math Tutors: We need math tutors every Monday and Tuesday from 12:15-1:15 to help students learn their multiplication facts. Tutors will work with one or two students under the direction of a lead volunteer who runs the math program. No experience is necessary and the kids love the individual attention.
First Friday Readers: We meet on the First Friday of each month at 9:00 am in the library at Cary and proceed to a classroom to be a guest reader. Books are provided by the librarian. It takes about 20 minutes.
Garden Help: We have a vegetable garden at Cary that serves as a learning center for the students. We need extra hands to help run our gardening program in the spring and assist students with hands on activities in the garden.
What They’re About: A Fresh Start For Single Mothers And Their Children Community Outreach Mission Project is a unique faith based non- denominational 20 week program designed to provide an environment of positive support for single mothers and their children in which they will find encouragement, education, spiritual enrichment, growth, hope for daily living and the future. There is no charge to our families for the program.
How to Get Involved: Dinners For Meetings; Donate cookies, candy, juice boxes, supplies for meals, gift cards, food items; Small home repairs and yard work for our moms, Sponsor: Storage Space, Sessions, Families in crisis, Pizza for kids, families for Christmas, Volunteer for childcare, as a teen mentor, early set up for meetings, clean up for meetings.
What They’re About: NOC is a non-denominational Christian-based 501(c)3. Since 2004, the NOC has been working to revitalize the Highland Park community in the Northside of Richmond, VA. Our desire is to bring positive transformation to Highland Park spiritually, relationally, and economically through connecting people to needed resources, mentoring and discipleship, and community outreach.
How to Get Involved: Become a mentor, Volunteer w/ after school programming, at the Community Store, or at the Community Food Pantry
What They're About: The Virginia Saints are a group of dedicated men who spend several weekends in the spring and summer going into area prisons to engage inmates in a game of softball. However, we share more than the love of sport; we share the Gospel and personal testimonies with the men, wrapping up the day by giving inmates a chance to respond to Christ in faith.
How to Get Involved: Athletics: Use your softball talents for the Lord. We are always looking for new missionary athletes to join our teams.
Side Line Disciples: Connect and minister to the inmates that are not on the field. The sideline action allows us to reach many more men for Christ.
Grace & Peace Community Ministries is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving families in Richmond’s inner city, with a special focus on those on Raven Street, a division of Mosby Court. With programs focused on building life skills, connecting people to available community resources, and showing Christ’s love through service, we exist to empower every individual to realize their full potential.