2017 Fall Festival – Varina Elementary School

Saturday, October 28, 2017 • 11 am to 3 pm Varina Elementary School 2551 New Market Road * Richmond, VA 23231 JOIN US FOR THIS FREE EVENT! Costume Contests * Trunk or Treat * Games * Raffles * Silent Auction * Music * Health & Wellness Resources * Vendors * Fire Truck * Arts & Crafts * Tasty treats…and more! … Read More

RVA Beard League’s “Hair Raising” Championship

RICHMOND,Va – RVA Beard League is hosting the 5th Annual, Mid-Atlantic RVA Beard & ‘Stache Championships here in the River City.  If you have a funky ‘stache or beard, you are invited to join in on the fun with proceeds to benefit The Richmond Fisher House Foundation. The main event is Saturday, April 30th at 4pm at The Canal Club.  For … Read More

Refuge For Men offering Richmond more than haircuts

RICHMOND, Va. – At Refuge For Men, a barbershop on Main Street in Richmond’s Fan District, it is a lot more than cutting hair. “Majority of our barbers are Richmond natives,” Chief Operating Officer Shanna Sivels said. “Being able to give back provides a sense of fulfillment for us as adults.” To that end, Refuge stylists have provided over 7,500 … Read More

VCU News – Richmond youth who have faced homelessness and housing instability use research and advocacy to help others in similar situations

Richmond youth who have faced homelessness and housing instability use research and advocacy to help others in similar situations Organizer Alex Wagaman, a VCU School of Social Work professor, says the Advocates for Richmond Youth is giving young people a platform for their voices and is working to eliminate youth homelessness. Advocates for Richmond Youth members Tiffany Haynes (left), and … Read More

'It gives you hope': Event coordinates services for homeless

As groups of people bustled around him, ushering patients into dental chairs, Willie Mixon sat quietly filling out a form. The 56-year-old had come to the Project Homeless Connect event Tuesday at the Greater Richmond Convention Center downtown because he was told that was the best way to meet with a Virginia Supportive Housing representative to jump-start his housing application. … Read More