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You Are Not Alone: WTVR CBS6 features therapeutic Villa Garden

Isabel’s son Xavier was thrilled to return to his friends and teachers at the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism earlier this year. “When he saw them, the smile he had on his face. He remembered everybody at the school. He was where he was supposed to be.” Throughout the pandemic, staff from all programs have […]

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Villa and community partners pilot Mobile Vaccine Clinic for homeless households

For people experiencing homelessness, getting to a COVID-19 vaccine clinic can prove difficult, especially without internet and transportation. When you consider that most local vaccine sites require a form of photo identification in order to receive a vaccination, it can be nearly impossible for many of our clients. As lead agency of the Crater Area […]

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We’re hiring Clinicians for our Crisis Stabilization Unit!

URGENTLY HIRING CLINICIANS Crisis Stabilization Unit Are you… Ready to test your skills in an intense dynamic setting? Licensed to practice in Virginia? Not so sure you have the skills? We have several very seasoned clinicians to help mentor you in taking on any challenge. Not licensed yet but registered with one of the Virginia […]

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SJV Center for Autism staff share pivots in education model at state conference

When Governor Northam ordered the physical closing of every school in the Commonwealth due to COVID-19 on March 13th, 2020, the Villa’s Sarah Dooley Center for Autism (SDCA) rebooted as a virtual private day school the following Monday. All of our resources pivoted to providing the best online learning experience we could. We knew that […]

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RiseUP Campaign exceeds $25 million goal to upgrade programs and campus

History has been made at the Villa! We are so grateful for the generous support of our community, and proud to announce that the Villa’s five-year RiseUP Campaign raised over $30.6 million – exceeding our $25 million goal! We thank our donors, volunteers and partners from the bottom of our hearts for helping to create […]

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Meet Urgent Needs with our Amazon Wishlist

Introducing a new way to lend a helping hand to Villa children and families! Your donation of urgently needed items on our Amazon Wishlist can be shipped directly to us, and will provide immediate assistance for our clients experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, and other challenges amplified by the pandemic. Make an impact with an in-kind […]

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In The News: COVID-19 and Homelessness in the Tri-Cities – Why the Bigger Picture Matters

The pandemic has magnified the challenges families face when experiencing housing instability, from food insecurity to accessing community resources. In a commentary published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Villa CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett addresses the need for a more holistic approach to end poverty: “For most of us, 2020 was a tough year. For those who are […]

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In The News: Sarah Dooley Center for Autism student returns to public school

Children with autism experience and interact with the world in unique ways. Sometimes, they display maladaptive behaviors because of communication challenges, social skills deficits, and other related issues. “In the case of Ilya, he was your classically presenting child on the autism spectrum,” said Adam Dreyfus, senior director of the Villa’s Sarah Dooley Center for […]

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Taking Care of Business, and Community

“It’s a different day today than it was a year ago,” said Kim Hill, CEO of Chesterfield Food Bank. The food bank has expanded to feed 30,000 families a month during the COVID-19 pandemic – three times as many as last year. It’s also a different day for Jacob, a graduate of our Dooley School […]

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Christmas at Granny’s Craft Show at Virginia Cliffe Inn to benefit SJV

Start the holiday season in style! Join us for the Christmas at Granny’s craft show at The Virginia Cliffe Inn, a Glen Allen tradition featuring unique collections from over 60 area crafters, artists and bakers. Proceeds will benefit St. Joseph’s Villa! New dates have been added this year to enable safe social distancing. Capacity is […]

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