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Dine at new Short Pump Carrabba’s, benefit Villa families

Posted on January 6, 2014
In celebration of its grand opening in Short Pump next Monday, January 13, Carrabba's Italian Grill will donate 50% of the day's proceeds to St. Joseph's Villa.  Join us for a delcious meal that will change the lives of Villa children and families.  See flyer below for details.  Many thanks to Carrabba's for their partnership! Carrabba's is located at 11237 W. Broad street and will be open from 11 a.m. to 10:30 ...Read More

Villa CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett shares lessons learned in children’s mental health

Posted on December 10, 2013
The Op/Ed Lessons leared: helping kids by Villa CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett was recently published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  How can you help a child struggling with mental illness?  Read the full article on the RTD website to learn what Kathleen's personal and professional experiences have taught her. As she writes in the article, "Children's mental health services are the fastest-growing area."  Click here to find out more about what we ...Read More

Join the movement. Make a gift on #GivingTuesday!

Posted on December 3, 2013
'Tis the Season of Giving Now that the turkey and pumpkin pie have been devoured, and the hustle and bustle of Black Friday is behind us, we invite you to join the millions of givers across the nation to participate in #GivingTuesday on December 3.  No standing in line, no second-helping guilt, just the satisfaction of knowing your gift will help children and families in need this holiday season. The successes our ...Read More

Flagler honored with national COA Innovative Practices Award

Posted on November 21, 2013
The national Council on Accreditation (COA) has presented St. Joseph's Villa with the 2013 Innovative Practices Award honoring the performance and quality improvement of our Flagler Housing & Homeless Services. Our case study submission about Flagler's multi-year transition to rapid re-housing and resulting outcomes was one of two selected winners in the nation. Click here to read our case study on the COA website.   "We are grateful to the COA for ...Read More

Bank of America Merchant Services gives holiday warmth to Villa families

Posted on November 6, 2013
More than 220 winter coats donated! Many of our children and families would be without a means to keep warm this winter if it weren't for our partners like Bank of America Merchant Services.  Thanks to their generosity, our Donation Center is now stocked with more than 220 winter coats. “Each year we depend on community support to give our children and families a comfortable and cheerful holiday season," said Kathy Perun, Director ...Read More

Children’s Exposure to Nature Boosts Health and Education

Posted on October 15, 2013
The following post was written by Jenny Friar, Director of Development for St. Joseph's Villa: The natural environment constitutes one of the most basically important ingredients of human psychological existence.  It is an essential, critical, and irreplaceable part of healthy maturation and development.                                               -- Dr. Stephen R. Kellert, Yale University If you spent time out of doors as a child, then you will already know intuitively much of what ...Read More

Flagler to Present Employment Skills Workshop at U of R (UPDATED)

Posted on October 2, 2013
UPDATE: The workshop has been rescheduled for Spring 2014.  Stayed tuned for more information! It's been full steam ahead for Flagler Housing & Homeless Services since completing the transition to rapid re-housing on July 1st.  We anticipate helping 300 families at-risk for or experiencing homelessness obtain permanent housing before the end of 2013! Flagler is committed to providing wrap-around services that help individuals and families increase their ability to maintain stable housing. On Saturday, October 19, from 12-4 ...Read More

Support St. Joseph’s Villa in The Amazing Raise! (GIVING FORM)

Posted on September 10, 2013
It's here!  The third annual Amazing Raise hosted by The Community Foundation is set for Tues., Sept 18 (starting at 6 a.m.) - Wed., Sept. 19 (ending at 6 p.m.).  We hope that you will consider St. Joseph's Villa as your charity of choice during this 36-hour online giving challenge.  Your gift will help create brighter futures to children and families facing autism and developmental disabilities, homelessness, mental health issues and other challenges. What ...Read More

Welcome Kathy Perun, Director of Community Engagement

Posted on August 19, 2013
St. Joseph’s Villa is pleased to welcome Kathy Perun, CVA as our new Director of Community Engagement.  Kathy has over 20 years of experience in volunteer engagement and human resources management. She has worked for Greater D.C. Cares, Meals on Wheels, Children’s Museum of Richmond, Greater Richmond American Red Cross and the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services. For the past decade, she has been adjunct faculty with VCU’s Nonprofit Learning Point ...Read More

Over 100 Served by Crisis Stabilization Unit for Children

Posted on August 15, 2013
The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) at St. Joseph’s Villa is the first and only unit of its kind in Central Virginia to serve children and adolescents ages 5 to 17 experiencing a mental health crisis.  Since opening in May 2012 in partnership with the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority, the CSU has served more than 100 children in crisis. Children who need short-term, out-of-home placement are able to stay in the CSU and ...Read More



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