The Cars-to-Work Program has provided over 300 welfare-to-work consumers with donated cars. People donate their old vehicles and receive a likely federal income tax deduction. Cars-to-work staff provide free pick up or towing and documentation of your car. The cars go to persons referred by the Department of Social Services and have secured employment, insurance, and a driving license.
Emergency Services aide’s low income citizens with rent and mortgage assistance, utility Assistance, emergency food and clothing, transportation, medical assistance, and other services necessary to help prevent homelessness, hunger, or suffering.
Employment Services provides career counseling, coaching and job seeker services. Free job searches and resume writing assistance are available. Employment services goals focus on helping clients obtain and maintain employment.
Food Buying Club
The Food Buying Club distributes food shares to its partners and members on the third weekend of each month. Food is purchased from local food suppliers at the lowest wholesale prices available and the savings are passed on to all our consumers.
MetroCASH is Greater Richmond’s Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition. The mission of MetroCASH is to make a difference in the lives of working families to achieve greater financial independence by advocating for EITC, providing cost free tax preparation, and offering financial literacy guidance and education.
Virginia CARES Inc. is a statewide re-entry program for adult prisoners and ex-prisoners released from Virginia state institutions. State responsible ex-offenders released from local jails are also served by Virginia CARES Inc. Virginia CARES helps in making a successful transition from prison to the community. Virginia CARES assist ex-offenders with transportation, identification cards, work clothing, temporary housing, food, education, job training and jobs. In addition, clients are provided with life skill training in selected correctional institutions. Case Management, counseling and group activities are also provided.