a place of restoration and hope


OCP is Hiring !!!

Case Management Supervisor

OCP is hiring for the position of Case Management Supervisor. We are flexible on how this position is implemented. We could use a person with a BSW or MSW degree or significant experience doing case management, especially with the homeless population. The position could be part time, temporary, or full time and permanent. If full time and permanent, this position would supervise the case management team and social work field students from local universities. Case managers assist our community members (clients) to identify and meet their life goals, whether getting needed ID’s, disability income, employment, or housing. This position works with people in our Community Center as well as those we’ve housed to help prevent their return to homelessness. The work is challenging but highly meaningful. Come join our team! To apply, read the full job description found here. Very good vacation and sick leave benefits, and health reimbursement program up to $6000. For questions, write Sam@OurCommunityPlace.org.              

     To our major sponsors: a HUGE THANK YOU!     


     Gaines Group Architects

     Matchbox Realty


     JZ Engineering

     LD&B Insurance and Financial Services

     Colman Engineering




     Blauch Brothers, Inc.

     Friendly City Food Coop

     Park View Federal Credit Union


     Evermore Construction

     Herr Construction

     Dynamic Aviation

     Harrisonburg Electric Commission

     Design Concrete Builders

     Frazier Quarry


     Weaver’s Flooring America

     Everence Foundation

     Flora Pettit Law Offices

     Sam’s Construction

     BrydgeWorks Glass Studio

     Grassroots Landscaping


     Boboko Cafe


     Blue Ridge Hearing Center

     Beachy Arehart CPA’s

Vaccinations finally come to OCP!

Vaccinations finally come to OCP!

By Sam Nickels, OCP exec. director On February 16th, 15 OCP staff and about 12 regular volunteers, many in high-risk categories, received our first COVID vaccination shots. Despite fears and trepidation, everyone took the shot. Afterwards, we were elated and joking...

Community Partner Spotlight: The Suitcase Clinic

Community Partner Spotlight: The Suitcase Clinic

By Annie Pangle, case manager At OCP we are blessed to work closely with local nonprofit partners that help us care for our community members. This month we are highlighting the work of The Suitcase Clinic.  The Suitcase Clinic is part of the JMU IHHS program and...

Housing Program Update – 2/23/2021

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Heart of Gold and Determination of Steel

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OCP’s interim statement on racism

Here I share the interim statement on racism that the Board of OCP approved at its last meeting:  “As a direct impact of the national and global focus on police violence and anti-Black racism, Our Community Place is working internally to learn how we can operate...

Box Lunch Catering

Help support OCP! We can cater your next luncheon!