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A brighter future starts with you (VIDEO)

Posted on October 14, 2014
It's a new day at St. Joseph's Villa! For 180 years we have been transforming the lives of children and families. Today we serve those who are facing homelessness, developmental disabilities, mental illness and other challenges. Click here to watch a video and see how your gift to St. Joseph's Villa creates brighter futures for 2,800 children and families each year. To make a tax-deductible donation that will make a lasting change ...Read More

Trick-or-Trot 5K to benefit Villa’s Brook Road Academy (Oct. 25)

Posted on September 16, 2014
Looking for a ghoulish good time this Halloween? Join us Saturday, October 25 for the second annual Trick-or-Trot 5K benefiting Brook Road Academy! Enjoy a beautiful fall day on the campus of St. Joseph's Villa with Halloween-themed fun for all ages.  Proceeds support the science and technology programs that enrich the education of our middle and high school students. Great Prizes! Live Music! Halloween Costume Contest! Scenic Flat Course! Professional Timing T-shirts ...Read More

Help St. Joseph’s Villa be amazing in The Amazing Raise! (Sept. 17-18)

Posted on September 4, 2014
How can you forever change the life a of a child at St. Joseph's Villa? Join The Amazing Raise, Richmond's annual online giving challenge!  Starting at 6 a.m., when you donate through GiveRichmond, you can help the Villa win additional grant prizes for up to $15,000!  We would be grateful for your tax-deductible gift. From field trips to school supplies to job training, your support opens new possibilities to children ...Read More

Calling all job seekers! Villa to host Greater Henrico Job Fair

Posted on August 5, 2014
30+ employers throughout Henrico County with multiple position openings are ready to meet you at the Greater Henrico Job Fair!  The job fair will be held in the gym of St. Joseph's Villa from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at 8000 Brook Road on Thursday, September 4. Job Seekers: register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-greater-henrico-job-fair-job-seeker-only-registration-tickets-12489435237. Employers: register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-greater-henrico-job-fair-employer-only-registration-tickets-12241186719.  Registration deadline is August 24 with limited spots are available. St. Joseph's Villa will ...Read More

Help “Stuff the Bus” for Villa students in need

Posted on July 10, 2014
School may be out for summer, but we're already looking foward to next year thanks to our friends at First Capital Bank.  First Capital Bank's annual Stuff the Bus school supplies drive will once again benefit the students of St. Joseph's Villa during the 2014-15 school year. Many of our families are unable to afford essential school supplies for their children.  Your donations of supplies will create equal opportunities for all Villa students ...Read More

Dir. Housing & Homeless Services Kimberly Tucker named Innovator of Change by Virginia Housing Coalition

Posted on June 24, 2014
The Villa's Director of Housing & Homeless Services, Kimberly Tucker, received the 2014 Innovator of Change Award from VHC at their Annual Awards luncheon on June 19.  The award recognizes excellence and individual achievement in the field of affordable housing, and honors leaders who are changing the industry in new and exciting ways. Under Kimberly's leadership, Flagler Housing & Homeless Services has evolved from a transitional shelter for mothers and ...Read More

Flagler introduces rapid re-housing to local delegates

Posted on June 16, 2014
Virginia Delegates Rosalyn Dance (D-Petersburg) and Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell) visited the Housing Resource Center in Petersburg to learn from our Flagler staff and the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness (VCEH) how rapid re-housing has proven to be an effective model in reducing homelessness. Dance and Ingram then visited the home of Samantha Hinton, a single-mother of four who was rapidly re-housed by Flagler two years ago to hear her story.  She ...Read More

Governor McAuliffe signs mental health reform bills at SJV

Posted on May 9, 2014
On Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (May 8), Governor Terry McAuliffe signed eight new legislative bills in mental health reform at St. Joseph's Villa.  Click the links below for information about each bill. HB 293  --  HB 323  --  HB 478  --  HB 574  --  HB 743  --  HB 1172  --  HB 1222  --  HB 1232 May is Mental Health Month.  Thanks to our mental health professionals for helping our children and families build brighter futures ...Read More

A Villa Testimonial for Autism Awareness Month

Posted on April 28, 2014
The following was written by Sarah Anderson, parent of children served by St. Joseph’s Villa: April is Autism Awareness Month, and during this time I wanted to make St. Joseph’s Villa aware of their outstanding gem of an employee in Rachel Boggan. Rachel is one of the most compassionate, professional and committed autism behavioral therapists that I have ever had the privilege of working with.  You can see in this ...Read More

Our volunteers are the BEST!

Posted on April 10, 2014
April 6-12 is National Volunteer Week.   There may only be one week a year officially designated for volunteer recognition, but we're grateful for the time, talent, and belief of our volunteers for all fifty-two.  We couldn't do what we do without your compassion and service to our children and families. So far this year Villa volunteers have provided more than 7,400 hours of service in support of our education, mental health, homeless and developmental ...Read More