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Sarah Dooley Center for Autism journeys to Washington D.C.

Our Sarah Dooley Center for Autism (SDCA) deeply believes in the transformative power of community-based instruction. By engaging with people in a variety of real-world settings like stores, museums and restaurants, students are able to build life skills that will support their independence as adults. Teacher James Auer took this approach to a historic new […]

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Henrico County, St. Joseph’s Villa hold Youth Crisis Receiving Center opening celebration

St. Joseph’s Villa and Henrico County announce the opening of a new Crisis Receiving Center (CRC) that will provide youth with rapid access to behavioral health services. The facility will serve as an alternative to emergency rooms, with the goal of diverting hospitalization and allowing youth to be treated in their own community. The CRC […]

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Join us for our Teacher Hiring Event!

We’re looking for individuals to join our incredible team of teachers! Our Sarah Dooley Center for Autism and Dooley School are hiring teachers and classroom assistants. If you’re a dedicated educator with a passion for helping children learn, grow and thrive, we’d love you talk to you! Join us at St. Joseph’s Villa for our […]

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Uplifting the Next Generation

Meet Mysonne, a 2021 Villa graduate who today proudly serves as a counselor for elementary students in our Dooley School. Mysonne says he discovered his passion for helping others while he was a student here himself, and that his educators set him on the path to tap into his potential. Focusing on education was once […]

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Join our Inaugural Sarah Dooley Center for Autism Conference

Announcing our 1st annual conference for our public school partners! Thursday, November 2 8:00am-3:30pm | $120 Sarah Dooley Center for Autism at St. Joseph’s Villa Lunch will be provided. REGISTER HERE   Designed to share our pioneering model in a collegial and collaborative environment, this event will be ideal for special education teachers, administrators who […]

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PBS’s Virginia Home Grown features Villa Learning & Therapy Garden

In Virginia Home Grown‘s recent episode on the healing power of nature, our own Matthew Kreydatus, Senior Director of Wellness and Transition Services, and Tyler Berkeley, Garden Coordinator, shared the many ways gardening can benefit students with specialized education needs. The Villa’s 7,500 sq. ft. Learning & Therapy Garden is a dynamic shared space for […]

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Back to School Drive: Help a child succeed this year!

It’s time for back to school! Each year, generous friends help ensure that every Villa student has the supplies they need for a successful school year, and we need your help to prepare them for the first day of school! If you’d like to help, please consider: Visiting our Amazon Wishlist – we will be […]

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Stepping up: Saxon Shoes creates career opportunities for Villa students

The Villa’s partnership with Saxon Shoes has grown over the years from what started as a holiday fundraiser for local nonprofits in 2016. Today, the store serves as a work training site for our Career and Transition Services students, where they can build valuable skills for employment. The Villa’s Career and Transition Services (CATS) supports […]

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AACA 54th Annual Antique Car Show benefiting the Villa – June 10, 2023

Join us for a trip down memory lane! Central Virginia’s largest antique Car Show and Swap Meet returns to the Villa on Saturday, June 10th, 8am-3pm, brought to you by the Richmond Region Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA). In addition to seeing over 250 antique, classic and modified vehicles, you won’t want to miss […]

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St. Joseph’s Villa and Henrico County break ground on Central Virginia’s first youth Crisis Receiving Center

Pilot program will serve as an emergency room alternative for children and adolescents experiencing mental health crisis St. Joseph’s Villa and Henrico County announce the groundbreaking of a new Crisis Receiving Center (CRC) that will provide immediate support for youth in critical need of mental health care. The facility will serve as an alternative to […]

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