At the Villa, we know everyone can succeed with the right tools and support.

With 19 integrated programs, we are uniquely positioned to take a collaborative approach to serving the whole child and their family. When you give to our New Day Fund, you make an immediate difference to individuals in every Villa program as they explore and realize their full potential.

Programs supported by the New Day Fund include:


  • Sarah Dooley Center for Autism: Academic and behavioral education for students ages 5 to 22, focusing on building life skills that lead to greater independence and successful transitions to adulthood.
  • Day Support for Children: After-school instruction and recreation for children with autism or intellectual disabilities.
  • Day Support for Adults: Therapeutic recreation for individuals building social, vocational, and essential life skills.
  • In-Home Behavioral Treatment (EPSDT): Therapy, training, and support for families with a children who has behavioral challenges, communication limitations or intellectual disabilities.


  • Crisis Stabilization Unit: An eight-bed 24/7 facility on our campus for children ages 5 to 17 in mental health crisis.
  • Mobile Crisis Stabilization: A community-based, short-term mental health service for all ages experiencing an acute crisis of a psychiatric nature.
  • Therapeutic Day Treatment: After-school and all-day summertime therapeutic activities for children with behavioral disorders related to a diagnosed mental illness.
  • Intensive In-Home Support: Support, guidance, and skills training to create stability for children at risk of being removed from their home due to severe behavioral problems.
  • Outpatient Counseling: Confidential counseling in individual and group settings to help people experiencing emotional difficulties improve daily functioning and achieve more fulfilling lives.
  • Mental Health Skill Building Services: Supportive case management to help individuals with emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues achieve stability, independence, and success at home and in the community.
  • Intensive Care Coordination: A team-based approach to empower families with children experiencing mental illness and behavioral challenges, and prevent out-of-home placement.


  • Dooley School at St. Joseph’s Villa: A K-12 school providing academic and behavioral education for students with emotional, learning, and intellectual disabilities.
  • Dooley Center for Alternative Education: Academic and behavioral education to help middle and high school students on long-term suspension transition back to their public schools.
  • Brook Road Academy: A college-prep middle and high school providing a holistic, conversational approach to education in intimate classroom settings.
  • Career and Transition Services: A combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience to help youth and young adults with behavioral challenges and developmental disabilites acquire skills to attend college and gain employment.


  • Rapid Re-Housing Services: Help for homeless individuals and families throughout the Greater Richmond and Tri-Cities regions to obtain safe, permanent housing as quickly as possible.
  • Youth Rapid Re-Housing Services: Rapid re-housing designed to address the unique needs of homeless young adults ages 18 to 24.
  • Housing Resource Center in Petersburg: The central point of entry for households experiencing a housing crisis in the Tri-Cities area, providing homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing services.
  • Hollybrook Apartments: A 60-unit apartment HUD Section 8 community on our campus, exclusively designed for adults with disabilities and seniors ages 62 and up

This year, with your help, we will impact more than 3,000 lives throughout Virginia.

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