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SJV back-to-school clothing drive at Fox & Hound’s Christmas in July celebration (7/23)

Posted on July 20, 2016
We're so excited to be the beneficiary of Fox & Hound's Christmas in July celebration this Saturday, July 23 where a back-to-school clothing drive will be held for Villa kids! The clothing drive will last all day with lots of fun in between, including a School of Rock performance at 2 p.m., visit from Santa 5-6 p.m., and raffle at 7 p.m. New clothing is needed for boys and girls ...Read More

CASA for the Villa to enhance student health and well-being

Posted on July 8, 2016
St. Joseph's Villa and Henrico CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) have enjoyed a longstanding partnership in serving the community's most vulnerable children. The Villa campus has hosted CASA's Superhero Run for the past seven years, and now, thanks to CASA, our campus will soon have a new resource to enhance the physical and mental health of Villa children and families.  CASA is donating a shaded pavilion that can be used for a variety ...Read More

Villa to co-host training to address youth homelessness Thurs, Jun 23

Posted on June 2, 2016
St. Joseph's Villa, Advocates for Richmond Youth, and Change the World RVA are partnering to hold an interactive, youth-led training to address youth homelessness and housing instability. Join us June 23rd, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bon Air United Methodist Church for "Growing Together to Serve Youth Successfully" and discover what youth need from service providers to minimize the impact of homelessness. "Part of the problem is that no one knows ...Read More

Sarah Dooley Center for Autism students participate in Field Day at The Steward School

Posted on May 27, 2016
Our Sarah Dooley Center for Autism students had a great time at The Steward School's Field Day held on May 25th.  A fun-filled morning playing kickball, volleyball, baseball, and ping pong, as well as face painting, cookie decorating, and exploring science stations made it a day to remember. Community partners enable us to help students engage with their community and develop lifelong social skills.  We're grateful to The Steward School for providing this ...Read More

VCU recognizes Villa peer mentoring partnership with Currents of Change Award

Posted on May 9, 2016
Virginia Commonwealth University has recognized the Villa's Career and Transition Services and VCU's Department of Focused Inquiry with the Currents of Change Award for their partnership in peer mentoring.  The award was presented by VCU's Council for Community Engagement on May 4, 2016. In the first two years of the program, 43 VCU students provided more than 1,600 hours of service to the Villa. In turn, VCU students benefited from working ...Read More

SJV and Insight Telepsychiatry Bring Psychiatric Care to Children in Crisis Stabilization Unit

Posted on April 27, 2016
St. Joseph's Villa has partnered with Insight Telepsychiatry to bring telepsychiatry services to our Crisis Stabilization Unit, a therapeutic setting that diverts children in mental health crisis from unnecessary hospitalization. Why is this partnership important? Telepsychiatry provides a medium designed to help children better express themselves, and thereby help families discover what will help them prevent future crises. “Kids are used to Skyping, but they can be intimidated by adults. Children can ...Read More

Villa to host clinical training workshop on assessing and diagnosing autism, Apr 25-26

Posted on April 18, 2016
In partnership with the VCU Department of Psychiatry and Virginia Treatment Center for Children, St. Joseph's Villa will present a two-day clinical training workshop on using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2). The workshop will be held April 25-26, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. each day at St. Joseph's Villa (8000 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227), during Autism Awareness Month. Click here to register. Through instruction and live demonstration, you will: Learn ...Read More

Center for Autism director Adam Dreyfus kicks off Autism Awareness Month with RTD article

Posted on March 28, 2016
Autism Awareness Month is an especially important time for us.  St. Joseph’s Villa has provided education and care to children and families facing autism for more than 30 years. Our programs are designed to help students with autism build life skills that will enable them to engage with their community, and live as fully and independently as possible. Adam Dreyfus, a board-certified behavior analyst and director of the Villa's Sarah Dooley Center ...Read More

Community partners bring Easter joy to Villa kids

Posted on March 25, 2016
We're lucky to have so many Easter bunnies who care for our kids! Thanks to our generous community partners for donating a combined total of almost 200 baskets and 2,000 filled eggs for Villa children to enjoy! Capital One Lender Select The Laurels of Bon Air Grace Christian School Our Lady of Hope Epiphany Lutheran Church RBS Citizens Business Services Deep Run Key Club To learn how you can get ...Read More

Villa’s Crisis Stabilization Unit named national Runner Up for Innovative Practices Award

Posted on March 9, 2016
The Council on Accreditation (COA) presents the Innovative Practices Award to spotlight organizations that bring lasting change to the lives of vulnerable individuals through unique, forward-thinking initiatives. This year, our life-saving Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) will be named runner-up for this national honor at the annual COA Conference in New York City. The CSU opened in 2012 in partnership with Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) Region IV as the first ...Read More



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