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NBC12 awards teacher Michelle Hughey for Excellence in Education

Teacher Michelle Hughey has changed hundreds of lives at our Sarah Dooley Center for Autism over the past 13 years. For her unrelenting dedication and compassion, NBC12 surprised her with their Excellence in Education Award. Michelle gives her all to every student and makes the most of every teachable moment. She works with some of […]

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Housing changed everything for Clarence

When Clarence lost his home, he lost his self-esteem with it. He felt so ashamed of having nowhere to stay that he cut ties with his family for eight years. “I didn’t want my children to know I was homeless all that time,” said Clarence. “I didn’t want them to see me the way I […]

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Introducing Richmond’s newest supermarket: The Villa Grocery

Every year the Villa’s culinary services provide 115,000 meals to students at no cost to their families. But when they’re out of school, many don’t know how or when they’ll eat next. Other families are just one car breakdown, illness, or paycheck away from financial crisis. The Villa Grocery is our newest on-campus resource to […]

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Vision To Learn brings brighter futures into focus at the Villa

Did you know more than 2 million children in the U.S. do not have the glasses they need to see the board, read a book, or participate in class? Vision To Learn partners with schools and organizations like the Villa to make sure students in low-income communities are able to reach their full potential by […]

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Loads of Love to wash away laundry challenges for Villa students

Loads of Love is the newest program of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation that helps eliminate a simple but critical barrier to student success. The program installs laundry facilities in schools and nonprofit organizations so that children experiencing homelessness or unstable living situations can access clean clothes at no cost to their families. The goal […]

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College volunteer helps Center for Autism students reach goals with music therapy

Research shows that making music can create changes in the human brain, especially strengthening connections between the auditory and motor regions. In addition to the potential benefits music can provide a child with autism in speech and academic learning, Villa volunteer Lydia Heitman shows it’s just plain fun! For three summers, Lydia has brought joy […]

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Youth Fitness Park Phase I complete

Our 82-acre campus is one of our most effective resources for therapy, education, and recreation. With the support of our community partners and individual philanthropy, we continually adapt the campus to maximize its physical and mental health benefits to our children and families. Recently we opened our newest addition: the Youth Fitness Park! The Youth […]

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Volunteers give fresh look to Crisis Stabilization Unit

Interior designer Carol Pipes volunteered her time and expertise to plan a warm and welcoming space for youth in mental health crisis and their families. Thanks also to our hardworking Facilities team and volunteers from Altria, our Crisis Stabilization Unit is getting a new coat of paint and new handmade wall decorations. Stay tuned for […]

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Calling QMHP’s: We’re having a Career Open House! (May 15, 2018)

We’re currently seeking Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHP-C/A) for our In-Home Services! QMHP Qualification: Must have a 4 year degree in Human Services Must have a 1+ year of experience working with children and/or adults with mental health diagnosis and behavioral challenges. If you or someone you know is interested please stop by Tuesday, May 15th, 9:00am-2:00pm […]

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Villa Center for Autism helps James find his voice

 As part of a military family, twelve-year-old James has lived in Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Ohio, West Virginia and now Virginia. He also has autism, and is nonverbal with sensory processing disorder. Moving around the country, public schools have been a major challenge for James. Even in autism classrooms, inconsistent staffing made for a difficult […]

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