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Villa receives Telehealth Innovation Award for work in Crisis Stabilization Unit

Posted on April 7, 2017
St. Joseph’s Villa has been honored with the Telehealth Innovation Award from the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC) for the effective use of telepyschiatry in its Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU). The award recognizes organizations that demonstrate an innovative application of telehealth and contribute to improved health outcomes and quality of life in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Villa's CSU partners with InSight to bring telepsychiatry to children experiencing mental health crisis. Children can receive ...Read More

VCU mentors introduce Villa students to film production

Posted on March 28, 2017
It's often taken for granted that people have the ability to capture and share videos right at the fingertips. For our students who don't have access to a cell phone or home computer, gaining multimedia skills can be a major challenge. VCU's Service Learning Class in the Department of Focused Inquiry has set out to bridge this gap. Volunteer mentors from this class are teaching Villa youth how to use ...Read More

Career and Transition Services help Brook Road Academy senior pursue cake decorating

Posted on March 9, 2017
Teresa didn’t realize how much she could enjoy school before coming to Brook Road Academy at St. Joseph’s Villa. “It’s so calming here. I’m not stressed like I was at other schools,” she said. On top of her classmates and teachers, she loves the Villa’s Career and Transition Services (CATS) program.  Through CATS, Teresa is pursuing her dream of becoming a professional cake decorator.  She works on baking techniques three ...Read More

Crisis Stabilization Unit to hold open house at new location (February 8, 2017)

Posted on January 19, 2017
Mental health services are one of the Villa's fastest growing areas. In order to increase service capacity and meet the community need, the Villa in partnership with Region IV CSB's has moved its Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU).  The CSU is now located the south end of the Villa campus at 7700 Brook Road. The CSU's new location allows for the increase from six beds to eight.  It also houses a kitchen, dining ...Read More

Villa receives its largest-ever challenge grant from the Cabell Foundation

Posted on January 12, 2017
The Villa is excited and deeply grateful to announce the award of a $750,000 Challenge Grant from the Cabell Foundation, the largest challenge grant in the Villa’s history! This grant will support capital priorities and renovations to our historic campus and will be awarded once we raise the matching the funds, with a deadline of December 31, 2017. Much-needed campus upgrades to be supported by the grant include roof repairs, new windows, ...Read More

Boomer Magazine honors Villa CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett as Boomer & Shaker

Posted on December 6, 2016
St. Joseph's Villa is proud to celebrate our CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett, named one of Boomer Magazine's 2016 Boomers and Shakers! The annual Boomers and Shaker awards recognize individuals who have bettered our community in important and inspiring ways. Click here to read Kathleen's interview in the December-January issue of Boomer. As a Boomer & Shaker honoree, Kathleen appeared on Virginia This Morning with CBS6's Cheryl Miller. This year marks 10 years since Kathleen joined ...Read More

Spread holiday cheer through the Villa’s Season of Hope

Posted on November 15, 2016
The holiday season is a very special time on the campus of St. Joseph’s Villa. Holiday traditions, new and old, are formed right here with the hope that they will bring peace and joy to the lives of our children and their families. The Villa, with help from our community, is proud to be able to provide warm clothing and gifts for these children who otherwise might not receive anything ...Read More

National Alliance to End Homelessness honors Flagler as Champion of Change

Posted on October 20, 2016
The Villa's Flagler Housing & Homeless Services has become a national leader in ending homelessness through rapid re-housing with generous support from the community and our partners. Next month in Washington D.C., the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) will recognize Flagler as a Champion of Change at its Annual Awards ceremony! Flagler will be one of three honorees in the country. Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the fully community-based ...Read More

Saxon Shoes “Dollar a Pair” fundraiser to benefit St. Joseph’s Villa

Posted on October 6, 2016
Take a meaningful step in October! For every pair of shoes sold October 6th-31st, Saxon Shoes will donate $1 to one of four Richmond nonprofits -- and the customer chooses which!  St. Joseph's Villa is grateful to be among the beneficiaries for this exciting event. Look for our display at Saxon Shoes in Short Pump Town Center (11800 W Broad St, Henrico, VA 23233).  And when you're at checkout, please think of St. Joseph's Villa!  Your gift will ...Read More

Video: Teon turns over a new leaf

Posted on August 9, 2016
After being placed out of public school for behavioral issues, Teon learned to manage his emotions and gained self-confidence through Therapeutic Day Treatment at St. Joseph's Villa. He returned to his public school for fifth grade and finished the year as an award-winning student. Teon received the school's LAMP Award (Library, Arts, Music & PE) for excellence in participation and conduct. The award is given to one 5th grade boy and girl. ...Read More



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