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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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Help Create Holiday Magic for a Villa Family

The Villa campus is a lively and joyful place during the holidays, but it may not be the same scenario at home. Join us in sharing the holiday spirit this year by becoming a Season of Hope Sponsor and fulfilling the wishes and needs of children and families who otherwise might not receive a gift […]

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Celebrating our Villa Heroes Society

To our supporters whose cape we cannot see, but impact we can feel – thank you for rallying to meet the critical needs of our children and families in these unprecedented times. Our work wouldn’t be possible without you! Click here to view our Villa Heroes Society members. You can be a hero by making a […]

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COVID-19 Response Plan at St. Joseph’s Villa – 2/12/21 UPDATE

UPDATE (Friday, February 10): We are excited to share that St. Joseph’s Villa employees are now eligible as part of group 1b to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. All staff are highly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity, and many have already participated. Many thanks to our HR department for their hard work in making […]

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