Therapeutic Day Treatment changes Keon’s future

Drew Melson, posted on December 7, 2017

Keon bounced between six different schools before finishing first grade. Behind in development and showing mild symptoms of autism, he faced repeated suspensions at every school for attacking staff and destroying classrooms. His mother Grace says his behaviors made him a danger to others and himself. “The next step would have been permanent hospitalization, or […]

Brook Road Academy welcomes its first international student

Drew Melson, posted on November 28, 2017

We’re delighted to welcome Linh, who comes to us from Vietman, to our Brook Road Academy community! Linh is Brook Road Academy’s first-ever international student. In her eleventh grade year, Linh wanted to continue her education in America. After attending a large high school in Vietnam, she felt the smaller class sizes at Brook Road Academy would […]

Virginia’s first Recover High School, McShin Academy, to open at Villa

Drew Melson, posted on November 13, 2017

The Virginia Department of Health reports more than 1,400 people died of drug overdoses in 2016–a 38% increase from 2015. The McShin Foundation and St. Joseph’s Villa are partnering to break to cycle of addiction in adolescents by establishing the first recovery high school in the state. “We have seen an alarming rise in opioid […]

Voices for Virginia’s Children honors Villa with Making Kids Count Award

Drew Melson, posted on October 16, 2017

Voices for Virginia’s Children, the only independent multi-issue child policy and advocacy organization in the state, honored St. Joseph’s Villa with the 2017 Carol S. Fox Making Kids Count Award on October 4th. The award recognizes long-term commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable or disadvantaged children while upholding the highest ethical standards. St. Joseph’s […]

Villa briefs Congress on rapid rehousing progress

Drew Melson, posted on September 19, 2017

On Monday, September 18, Villa CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett and Director of Housing & Homeless Services Kimberly Tucker joined the National Alliance to End Homelessness at a Congressional Briefing in the U.S Capitol.  The briefing updated Congressional staff on progress that has been made nationally toward ending homelessness through rapid rehousing, and what we need […]

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