Aaron and Brianna find housing and hope through Flagler youth services

Drew Melson, posted on February 13, 2018

Few things test the strength of a relationship like the possibility of becoming homeless. Young couple Aaron and Brianna faced such a test when they moved into his mother’s apartment to avoid living on the street. But the situation was dire. Aaron’s mother was in and out of the hospital with health issues, and the […]

Villa receives new accreditation from Council on Accreditation

Drew Melson, posted on January 18, 2018

The Council on Accreditation (COA) is America’s highest accrediting agency for the full continuum of child welfare, behavioral health, and community-based social services. St. Joseph’s Villa recently received re-accreditation for the next four years, after our organization’s programs, services, administration and management were evaluated and found to meet best practice standards and ethics requirements. We are […]

Therapeutic Day Treatment changes Keon’s future

Drew Melson, posted on December 7, 2017

Keon bounced between six different schools before finishing first grade. Behind in development and showing mild symptoms of autism, he faced repeated suspensions at every school for attacking staff and destroying classrooms. His mother Grace says his behaviors made him a danger to others and himself. “The next step would have been permanent hospitalization, or […]

Brook Road Academy welcomes its first international student

Drew Melson, posted on November 28, 2017

We’re delighted to welcome Linh, who comes to us from Vietman, to our Brook Road Academy community! Linh is Brook Road Academy’s first-ever international student. In her eleventh grade year, Linh wanted to continue her education in America. After attending a large high school in Vietnam, she felt the smaller class sizes at Brook Road Academy would […]

Virginia’s first Recover High School, McShin Academy, to open at Villa

Drew Melson, posted on November 13, 2017

The Virginia Department of Health reports more than 1,400 people died of drug overdoses in 2016–a 38% increase from 2015. The McShin Foundation and St. Joseph’s Villa are partnering to break to cycle of addiction in adolescents by establishing the first recovery high school in the state. “We have seen an alarming rise in opioid […]

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