College volunteer helps Center for Autism students reach goals with music therapy

Research shows that making music can create changes in the human brain, especially strengthening connections between the auditory and motor regions. In addition to the potential benefits music can provide a child with autism in speech and academic learning, Villa volunteer Lydia Heitman shows it’s just plain fun! For three summers, Lydia has brought joy […]

Success Stories

We believe every individual we serve has hope for a bright future, no matter what challenges they face. Our best-practice services have a long history of transforming lives. These are a few of the thousands of stories we help rewrite each year. Xander Xander, diagnosed with autism at age 2, was prone to aggression and […]

Youth Fitness Park Phase I complete

  Our 82-acre campus is one of our most effective resources for therapy, education, and recreation. With the support of our community partners and individual philanthropy, we continually adapt the campus to maximize its physical and mental health benefits to our children and families. Recently we opened our newest addition: the Youth Fitness Park! The […]

Career & Transition Services

Discover your tomorrow. Our Career and Transition Services (CATS) program helps youth and young adults acquire the skills they need to attend college and join the workforce. We help those with severe emotional, behavioral and academic challenges as well as those with moderate to severe developmental disabilities. Participants gain problem solving, communication, and networking skills as […]

Volunteers give fresh look to Crisis Stabilization Unit

Interior designer Carol Pipes volunteered her time and expertise to plan a warm and welcoming space for youth in mental health crisis and their families. Thanks also to our hardworking Facilities team and volunteers from Altria, our Crisis Stabilization Unit is getting a new coat of paint and new handmade wall decorations. Stay tuned for […]