Vision - We envision a world where poverty is alleviated, people of all races and faith are treated with respect and all are inspired to serve. Shared Values - Commonwealth Catholic Charities' values are rooted in the social teaching of the Church which include: life and dignity of the human person; call to family, community and participation; rights and responsibilities; options for the poor and vulnerable; the dignity of work and the rights of workers; solidarity; and care for God's creation.
Adoption-Infants/children from US/Abroad can be adopted. CCC is licensed child placing agency, maintaining highest standards & committed to finding loving, permanent homes for children regardless of age/special needs. Families Together-Offers support & reunification services to families w/children in out-of-home placement or at risk of removal from home due to abuse/ neglect; services short term, intensive & family based w/goals to improve family functioning, child’s safety & increase well-being of child/family. Foster Care-Provides homes for children experiencing emotional, behavioral & social problems due to history of abuse/neglect. Refugee & Other Unaccompanied Minors-Provides foster care to refugee minors who fled home countries due to war/persecution due to race, religion or political affiliation. Services provided over 30 yrs-one of oldest & largest programs in US. Social workers & foster parents provide intensive support to help kids adjust to life. Treatment Foster Care-Serves children infancy to 21 yrs who require therapeutic environment w/professional case management, supervision & support. Many have been emotionally traumatized. Goal-provide emotionally safe environment. Promote permanency in placement giving stability to families & children. Pregnancy Counseling-Helps pregnant women make healthy decisions. Experienced staff understand challenges & support decision process. Community resources located to assist with medical care & expenses. Adoption planning available. Work w/both parents, separately/together.
Individual, Group & Family Counseling-CCC offers professional Counseling Services to individuals, children and families who are experiencing emotional difficulties and life transitions. Specialized, ongoing groups for domestic violence, anger management and peer support are available. School Counseling-CCC provides counseling to students and their families when faced with problems and issues that adversely affect the academic and personal potential of a student. Counselors host in-service activities and professional workshops to foster school success and customize services to fit the needs and available resources of the school. Intensive In-Home-Counseling, crisis intervention & support services offered to child/adolescent at risk of move to out-of-home placement or transition back to family from out of home placements. Based on belief that families can, through intervention, learn to nurture children, improve their functioning & gain support in community to enable family to remain safely together.
Housing & Support Services
Affordable Housing-Partner for affordable Richmond housing. Housing/Financial Counseling-Certified Counselors for foreclosure/eviction, home purchase/rental housing, budgeting/financial security. Financial Assistance-Prevent loss of housing/critical utility. Financial Education-Budget/planning workshops. Food Pantry-Food, clothing/baby items. Housing Resource Center-Assessment and referral to available resources for people experiencing homelessness. Cold Weather Shelter-Partner w/Richmond for safe space for homeless single adults to escape cold during winter-Cold Weather Overflow & Cold Weather Day Warming sites. HOPWA Richmond-Long and short term supportive housing assistance for low income persons living with HIV or AIDS.
Employment Services-Arranges employment for refugee adults paving way to self-sufficiency w/free orientation services to ease the hiring process and follow-up to enhance employee stability in the workplace. English Instruction-This volunteer-driven English as a Second Language (ESL) program provides refugees with accessible, free English instruction designed to help refugees secure jobs and become self sufficient within our communities. Refugee Resettlement-Welcomes refugees, empowering people escaping persecution to begin new lives with dignity through early self-sufficiency. CCC strives to help these newcomers as they transition into our society while also fostering a community climate of acceptance for persons of different cultures.
Developmental Disabilities-Provides oversight/coordination/monitoring of health care. Recipients receive coordination of services for prevention of placement in intermediate care facility. Immigration Services-Accredited bilingual staff offer immigration advice/assistance in completing immigration forms, provide assistance w/paperwork completion/ensure adherence to requirements/legal documents. Independence For Seniors-Services for adults 60+ experiencing loneliness to help isolated seniors linking to needed resources promoting healthy lifestyles/community interaction/support to caregivers, workshops on advance care planning. Interpreter Services-Quality foreign language interpreters/translators ensure limited English proficient individuals access to human & social services. Public & Private Guardianship-Services for cognitively impaired adults who need assistance consenting to personal & financial affairs. Ongoing care management & monitoring of services/available by phone 24/7.