Cares Shelter

244 Halifax St
Petersburg, VA 23803

804-861-0849 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Emergency Shelter for women with children.

General Information:
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. We are not always able to help, but we often know who can. At CARES, we go beyond providing shelter. We provide a host of services to ensure all aspects of your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing are being considered.  We aim to help you and your family return to a life of stability, dignity, and self-reliance. Women's Services     Workshops and training – we offer many workshops covering topics like parenting, budgeting, interviewing skills, goal setting, and decision making.     Networking and job searches – we help you network and search for jobs and resources to begin building stability in your life.     Referrals – for services we can't provide at CARES, we will refer you to the appropriate organization (e.g. GED, drug rehab, mental health services, medical needs, etc.) Children's Services     Educational coordinator – an experienced educational coordinator assesses every child and works with older siblings to provide school advocacy.     Enrichment activities and games     Referrals – for services we can't provide at CARES, we will refer you to the appropriate organization


Helpful Definitions For Cares Shelter:
Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 

How To Volunteer at Cares Shelter:
Be a volunteer. Call Cares Shelter at 804-861-0849 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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