Spotlight: Basic Needs & Financial Well-being

This holiday season, we are focusing on two important and interconnected Steps to Success: Basic Needs and Financial Well-being.

Online Indicators Hub

Our new data page tracks more than 40 indicators related to our nine Steps to Success. View the latest metrics, track year-over-year trends and sort data by locality to see where our region has made progress and where we still face challenges.

Successful Second Chances

Altise Street visits prisons and meets with inmates approaching their release date to help them understand how to provide for basic needs upon their release. As a result, Virginia has the lowest recidivism rate in the country.

Smart Holiday Spending

Budgeting around the holidays can be difficult. We have put together a list of tips to help you make smart budget decisions this holiday season.

Agency Q&A: Housing Families First

Housing Families First's rapid re-housing program gets vulnerable families and individuals experiencing homelessness quickly into a safe, permanent home.

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Q&A: OAR of Richmond

OAR’s START! Reentry program works with those currently incarcerated in the Richmond area and those that have been recently released from incarceration.

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Q&A: Feed More

Feed More's Meals on Wheels program works with more than 1,500 volunteers to provide balanced, nutritious and appealing meals to older adults and people with disabilities.

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Literacy Kit Drive

We are still collecting materials for our literacy kits and we need books. We distribute literacy kits to students throughout our region during the year and we want to be sure every child has a book they can enjoy.

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