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Bezos Day One Leadership Award

Awarded by Bezos Day 1 Families Fund – 2019
St. Joseph’s Villa was 1 of 32 nonprofits in the nation to receive the second annual Day 1 Families Fund grants. The Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was awarded $1.25 million to end chronic homelessness in Richmond and the Tri-Cities.

Virginia Public Relations Award

Awarded by the Public Relations Society of America – 2019
The Villa’s external video program for the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism received an Award of Merit from PRSA.

Carol S. Fox Making Kids Count Award

Awarded by Voices for Virginia’s Children – 2017
The Making Kids Count Award is a state award honoring exceptional contributions and long-term commitment to improving the lives of children in Virginia who are disadvantaged or otherwise vulnerable, while representing the highest ethical standards.

Telehealth Innovation Award

Awarded by the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center – 2017
MATRC recognized our Crisis Stabilization Unit for successfully implementing telepsychiatry to improve outcomes for children in mental health crisis.

National Champion of Change Award

Awarded by the National Alliance to End Homelessness – 2016
Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was the only nonprofit honoree in the country to be recognized at NAEH’s Annual Awards ceremony in Washington DC. The Champion of Change Awards celebrate proven programs that help end child and family homelessness.

National Innovative Practices Award

Awarded by the Council on Accreditation – 2016
Our Crisis Stabilization Unit for children’s mental health was awarded at the annual COA Conference in New York City in the category of Behavioral Health Care.

Currents of Change Award

Awarded by Virginia Commonwealth University Council for Community Engagement – 2016
Our Career and Transition Services received the award for its partnership with VCU’s Department of Focused Inquiry in peer mentoring.

Virginia Housing Award

Awarded at the Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference – 2015
Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was recognized as Best Housing Program in the state for the success of its community-based rapid re-housing program.

Virginia Public Relations Award

Awarded by the Public Relations Society of America – 2014
The Villa’s mobile responsive website received an Award of Merit from PRSA for the enhanced accessibility it provided individuals and families seeking service.

National Innovative Practices Award

Awarded by the Council on Accreditation – 2013
Flagler Housing & Homeless Services received this award in the category of Performance & Quality Improvement for successfully transitioning from a campus-based shelter to a full rapid re-housing model.

Vision Award, Transportation & Infrastructure

Awarded by Urban Land Institute – 2012
ULI honored our campus infrastructure transformations resulting from the Believing Is Seeing Campaign. The Vision Award represents excellence in design and innovative development practices which promote responsible use of land.

Site Improvement Award

Awarded by Greater Richmond Association of Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE) – 2012
GRACRE awarded the for campus redevelopments that enhanced safety and accessibility.

Snag-a-Job Innovation in Homeless Services Awards

Awarded by Homeward – 2012
This award recognizes the Villa’s leadership in best-practice approaches to ending homelessness for families.

Samuel S. Wurtzel Community Partnership Award

Awarded by Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work – 2010
The Villa received this award for contributions to social work education through field instruction and community collaboration.

Distinguished Merit Citation

Awarded by Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities – 2009
This award recognizes the Villa’s work to build stronger, inclusive communities.

Recent News

Abigail Spanberger at SJV

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger visits SJV

We enjoyed having Congresswoman Spanberger for a tour of our campus and discussion of how our programs are meeting critical community needs. Students were thrilled by her visit!

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Adam Dreyfus in Russia

Villa Autism Center Director Adam Dreyfus presents research findings abroad

Following international presentations in France, Pakistan, Belarus, and Nevis, Sarah Dooley Center for Autism Director Adam Dreyfus recently journeyed to Russia to collaborate with autism educators and professionals from around

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Bezos Day 1 Families Fund

Villa receives $1.25M Bezos Day 1 Families Fund grant to end family homelessness

St. Joseph’s Villa, a 30-year provider of housing and homeless services in central Virginia, has been selected to receive a $1.25 million grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund. 

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