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Where others give up, we never stop offering hope.

St. Joseph’s Villa is a non-sectarian 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and youth reach their potential.

We create brighter futures for children of all socioeconomic backgrounds faced with developmental disabilities, diverse learning styles, mental health issues, homelessness and other challenges.

Our holistic approach includes:

  • Education
  • Mental health services
  • Counseling
  • Career and Transition Services
  • Rapid re-housing

In short, we enable children to learn, heal and grow in a safe and nurturing environment.

Our staff brings expertise from many fields to meet every child’s unique needs and build upon individual strengths. Through more than 20 different programs, we change the lives of more than 3,000 children and families each year.

St. Joseph’s Villa was built on the fundamental belief in the value of every child. We never stop believing in children and their families.

Click here to learn more about our mission and history.

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