COVID-19 Pandemic

Shelter in Place until June 10: Governor Northam announcement today extends the "stay at home" mandate through the spring.

Wash your hands. Don't touch your face. Carry sanitizer. Stay home or away from group events. Check on family, friends or neighbors who live alone. Stock up on food and necessities, but not at the expense of your neighbors. (The only reason there is a TP shortage is because people have bought far more than they need now)

Check the CDC website for national updates on the pandemic. The Virginia Department of Health site includes the Richmond Department of Health updates.

Facing hunger or homelessness? Download Homeward's Street Sheet for the Richmond Region. Visit for Street Sheets for the surrounding counties.

Call 211 or visit for regional human services information.


A Note for May 20, 2018

Greetings friends,

The Sacred Ground Project (SGP) has partnered with Preservation Virginia, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Valentine, and the Amherst, Massachusetts-based Center for Design Engagement (C*DE) to apply for funding from the National Trust's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund to conduct an economic impact and benefits study of the Community Proposal for a Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park. The application was due May 16, and we hope to hear good news this summer.

To extend the conversation, SGP and C*DE are hosting a two-part program called the Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park Economic Strategies Forum designed to inspire discussion and ideas for Richmond by showcasing successful models for economic development in neighborhoods that produce real jobs and economic benefit for the people who live in those neighborhoods. Part one is called "Creating Livelihoods" and part two, "Home and Land" will discuss traditional and non-traditional models for home ownership and home retention. Save the Date July 12 for Part One.

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