Healing Place
700 Dinwiddie Avenue
Richmond VA 23224
Mission Statement
To Reach the homeless, To offer Recovery for the addicted and To help Restore productive lives.
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Karen J. Stanley
Board Chair Mrs. Dena Frith Moore
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Contact Information
Address 700 Dinwiddie Avenue
Richmond, VA 23224
Telephone 804 230-1217 101
Fax 804 230-1186
E-mail info@caritasva.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2001
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $1,230,057.00
Projected Expenses $1,230,057.00
To Reach the homeless, To offer Recovery for the addicted and To help Restore productive lives.
In FY 2016-17 The Healing Place achieved the following accomplishments:
  1. Provided 7,480 nights of overnight shelter to 768 men;
  2. Provided 3,886 nights of detox shelter to 870 men;
  3. Provided 62,397 nights of recovery shelter to 568 men and;
  4. A total of 86 men completed the recovery program of which 65% are clean and sober today.
The most pressing need is financial stability to ensure THP can continue to provide recovery services and shelter at no cost to the client.  We also need employment opportunities for THP clients that have completed the recovery program. For day to day operations, we need twin bed sheets, towels, men's clothing, shoes and toiletries.

The Healing Place (THP) was established on November 9, 2000 to create a long-term residential recovery facility for homeless men with addiction. In October 2003, before our facility was open for use, we partnered with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health Systems to open a temporary 6-bed Social Detoxification Unit located on the grounds of the hospital. THP opened its doors at 700 Dinwiddie Avenue on March 2, 2005. The development of THP in Richmond was a recommendation of the Richmond Task Force on Homelessness. Richmond City Council created the task force in 1997 to make recommendations for improvements to the growing problem of homelessness in the city. In 1998, Homeward completed a Continuum of Care Study that estimated on any given night in the city of Richmond there are 1,600 homeless men, women and children[1]. The 1998 study identified a demand for 578 long term residential recovery beds for the homeless with addictions - - currently, THP provides 214 beds. The task force reviewed approaches from several communities across the country and determined that the THP model from Louisville, Kentucky was worth replication in Richmond. This model was recognized by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services as a “Model That Works” – a program that can produce better than average outcomes. 

[1] A Homeward study conducted in Janaury 2007 showed that the number of homeless persons in the region decreased to 1,100, however the demand for services for chronically homeless (those with substance abuse and mental health issues) remains high.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
The majority of clients served are from the City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield and Henrico however, residency is not a criteria for participation so a small percentage of clients come from other Virginia localities and from other states.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Dena Frith Moore
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2016 to June 2018
Email dfmoore13@gmail.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mrs. Alexandra Bayler University of Richmond-Spider Mgmt
Mr. Bill Biedenharn Community Volunteer
Ms. Cindy Birsinger Community Volunteer
Mrs. Susan Brown Davis Self-Employed
Mr. Matthew Bryant Consultant
Karen Buchanan U.S. Trust/Bank of America
Mr. Earl Cox The Martin Agency
Sheila Freeman Philip Morris, USA
Mrs. Dena Frith Moore Retired
Rev. Otis Hall Bon Air Baptist Church
Mr. A. Brooks Hock Williams Mullen
Ms. Carol Jones-Gilbert Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority
Ms. Alison Keller Capital One
Mr. Mark Kronenthal Roth Jackson
Reba Mendoza Williams Mullen
Mrs. Helen Ryan Retired
Mr. H.B. Tom Thomson IIIThompson, Siegel & Walmsley
Mr. Richard Upton Upton Group
Mr. Eugene Webb Jr.Troutman Sanders, LLP
Mr. Jeffrey Wilt The Monument Group
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 10
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 77
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Karen J. Stanley
Senior Staff
Mr. Alvin Jackson Program Director
Full Time Staff 5
Part Time Staff 19
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2013
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
THP collaborates with The Daily Planet to provide primary healthcare and behavioral health services.
Description The Overnight Shelter is a low barrier emergency shelter for men under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and have no where else to go.  Most of Richmond’s shelters will not admit these individuals. The shelter is one form of outreach within the same setting as the recovery program so the active alcoholic or addict has an opportunity to come into contact with his peers who are in recovery. 
Population Served Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Budget $180,720.00
Description The Sobering Up Center (formerly called the Social Detox Center), licensed through the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, offers a safe and secure place to detox from alcohol and some drugs. Although not an option in cases where medical supervision is necessary, the sobering up center represents a less costly alternative for the vast majority of alcoholics and drug addicts.
Population Served Adults
Budget $126,548.00

The Residential Recovery Program lasts 9–14 months where clients work closely with staff to complete the Recovery Dynamics curriculum, which is based on the 12-Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Clients participate in a unique social model that relies on self governance to achieve individual change. The program design allows the group, guided by the Program Director, to be responsible for dealing with individual behavioral problems. This is accomplished through the ‘community’ meeting where attendance is required & behavioral issues are discussed openly in a structured format. Consequences for inappropriate behavior are suggested by members of the community & then voted on. All members must vote. The goal is to resolve issues & encourage clients to take ownership in the program. The result is two-fold: (1) clients begin to develop a sense of improved personal responsibility; & (2) barriers between staff & clients, that can often inhibit the recovery process, are broken down.

Population Served Adults
Budget $749,716.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $1,230,057.00
Projected Expenses $1,230,057.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$492,342$440,522$467,825
Individual Contributions$864,454$968,361$514,398
Investment Income, Net of Losses$59$49--
Membership Dues------
Special Events--$24,623--
Revenue In-Kind--$17,951--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$1,172,492$1,229,212$1,177,317
Administration Expense$22,832$113,319$94,368
Fundraising Expense$10,732$70,090$70,799
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.341.250.94
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%87%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%5%7%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$2,079,510$2,004,935$1,776,535
Current Assets$503,898$394,228$125,445
Long-Term Liabilities$306,852$393,235$648,895
Current Liabilities$79,384$324,738$200,494
Total Net Assets$1,693,274$1,286,962$927,146
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities6.351.210.63
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets15%20%37%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Foundation Comments
  • Merged with CARITAS in 2012.
  • Form 990s are representative solely of the the financial position of The Healing Place
  • Audits are representative of the combined financial position of The Healing Place and CARITAS
  • Financial information provided by Form 990