REAL LIFE’s First Annual Portraits of Hope Gala: Silent Auction and Art Gala

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Bolling Haxall House

Join REAL LIFE at our gala first featuring original artwork from our clients, a silent auction, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a great disco-funk band Groove Spot. This will then be followed by a moving ceremony and presentation from REAL LIFE clients and others!


We are excited about everything REAL LIFE accomplished in 2017 through our work in the jail, The REAL House (a recovery house for men), and at our newly opened REAL LIFE Community Center. In 2018, we look forward to even greater success through our continued work at The REAL House and at the REAL LIFE Community Center, but also through expansion in other jails/prisons and our newly implemented program for pregnant women battling addiction. You donation and support will directly support our ability to carry out our mission to assist individuals who have been impacted by incarceration or those battling addiction to overcome barriers and obstacles faced within the community that hinder their prosperity and their ability to have a thriving future.

Donate Online!


sponsors one person to come into the REAL House for 6 months

$1,320 sponsors one person to receive services at the Center for a year

Ways we urge you to consider giving:  

A donation to sponsor men to reside in The REAL House ($500 each)

A donation to sponsor people coming through the Center for one year each ($1,320 each)

A donation of any amount to support REAL Life’s mission and annual operating budget!

We also would appreciate if you would consider volunteering to assist us in furthering our mission. We look for volunteers who are able to fulfill the following roles.  

  • Mentor
  • Budget Coach
  • Teach classes
  • Job Prep/Resume
  • Faith-based Programming

To view full listing and description of all Center volunteer opportunities, click here!

Don’t see what you are interested in volunteering to do? Shoot us an email or give us a call and lets chat about your idea! We love hearing new ideas and possibilities.

Checks can be made payable to REAL Life and be mailed to: PO Box 27372, Richmond, VA 23238

REAL LIFE Community Community Center: 406 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA  23261

All donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID number: 37-1797980