Partnerships

Our Community in Verse

Richmond City Office of Human Services

Vision: One Richmond is a thriving community where all citizens have access to opportunities that build wealth and well-being throughout their lives.

Mission: One Richmond is a thriving community where all citizens have access to opportunities that build wealth and well-being throughout their lives.

One of many Objectives: Lead the community in expanding a welcoming, compassionate & equitable community.

The idea for the Richmond Poet Laureate began in the Human Services portfolio, where employees noticed an increasing number of Richmond residents seeking support. The challenges of the pandemic presented an opportunity to simultaneously support artists and lift spirits.

The following are partnerships working with the Office of Human Services:

In May 2020, Mayor Stoney declared Richmond a Compassionate City, joining a global community of kindness focused on sharing and helping our community to thrive. This project was a Human Services public/private collaboration with Befriend

The Giving Wall

In 2019, Human Services partnered with The Giving Wall to create compassionate communities in support of collective progress. The goal is to tell the true stories of lives lived in poverty in our community through a platform that shares urgent needs. From there, the community can find and purchase whatever items or support that will help remove barriers to their financial progress.

By partnering with nonprofits and city agencies, we ensure that needs on The Giving Wall connect to people who are part of a system of care. Here, holistic services guide the smart, gutsy men and women brave enough to seek support on their hard-fought journey to a life free from crisis.