Crisis Assistance Response Emergency Shelter


CARES is an emergency shelter for women and children. We serve the communities of Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Hopewell, Petersburg and Prince George. If you need help and are not sure where to turn, call CARES at (804) 861-0849.

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What to Expect

CARES provides the opportunity to make a positive change in your life, but, it’s up to you to take advantage of this opportunity.  “Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.”

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Women's Services

We go beyond providing shelter.  We provide a host of services to ensure all aspects of your physical, mental, and financial well-being are considered.  We provide workshops and training, networking and job searches, and more.

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Children's Services

We aim to help your family return to stability, dignity, and self-reliance.  Our educational coordinator will ensure your children are enrolled in school with supplies, provide enrichment activities, tutoring, and more.

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