DONATE

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 well as knowledge of career and life opportunities through classroom instruction and hands-on experiences. Our goal is to help each participant envision and attain a productive and stimulating future. We partner with local businesses and colleges to give participants exposure to real-world work and education environments through the Villa Pros career mentoring program. Find out how you can become a mentor.

Our innovative work centers on the Villa campus include:

  • Culinary program
  • Learning & Therapy Garden
  • Student snack preparation and delivery program
  • Campus-wide shredding program
  • Recycling program
  • Donation Center

For more information, please email Matthew Kreydatus, Director of Career and Transition Services, or call 804-553-3224

Click here to download a fact sheet about our CATS program.

Recent News

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »