Belmont Community Resource Services has been a training and coaching client of Embrace Communities since 2018 and is a founding member of the Empowered Communities Network. They started a food and clothing pantry in 2004 to address food and clothing insecurity in the Belmont and Broad Rock area of South Richmond. In 2016, they established Belmont Community Resource Services, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. This nonprofit includes the feeding and clothing program as well as efforts to empower residents to strengthen their community according to their own dreams. To learn more, visit their website here.
THE SOUTHWOOD COLLABORATIVE, RICHMOND VIRGINIA
This collaborative effort is a joint venture between Richmond City Health Department Resource Center at Southwood and Belmont Community Resource Services. The project is being led by RCHD Community Health Workers in the community. This project was originally sponsored in part by the Richmond District of the United Methodist Church and the Bob and Anna Lou Schaberg Foundation. The goal of this project is to create a community building model that can be used by the Richmond Health Department in neighborhood resource centers across Richmond.