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Category Archives: Mental Health


In The News: St. Joseph’s Villa Garden serving as sanctuary, educational space for children, families (WRIC ABC 8News)

Posted on June 22, 2022
Our Villa Garden will celebrate its 10th anniversary in October. Thanks to support from our community partners and volunteers, each season has seen the garden expand as an ever-changing therapeutic and educational resource for all Villa students and clients. On their annual Founder's Day of Caring, volunteers from the ABC 8News team joined us in the garden to install galvanized raised beds and prep them for growing. These sturdy new ...Read More

Villa joins Frontline Wellness VA partnership for mental health

Posted on June 13, 2022
The extraordinary demands of the pandemic have placed a heightened burden on the mental wellbeing of our frontline healthcare workers. St. Joseph's Villa is pleased to partner with Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), and Virginia Health Care Foundation to provide healthcare workers with specialized resources and support as part of the Frontline Wellness VA program. Visit our Frontline Wellness VA web page ...Read More

Emily finds a safe space to ask for help at the Crisis Stabilization Unit

Posted on April 22, 2022
What makes the Crisis Stabilization Unit at St. Joseph’s Villa different from a psychiatric hospital? For Emily and her mom, Heather, access to a nurturing, less clinical setting for mental health services brought healing to the entire family. “Emily walked away with coping skills, and found out that she wasn’t alone in her challenges,” said Heather. “She gained a renewed sense of pride in allowing herself to get help.” Emily ...Read More

New Villa Garden Greenhouses quadruple sheltered growing space for students

Posted on April 11, 2022
The possibilities that come with each spring are always met with excitement at the Villa. They bring a new season of growth in the Villa Garden, meaning fresh opportunities for students to immerse in the colors, textures, smells, and wildlife that reawaken. This year, we had even more reasons to celebrate the return of spring with the installation of two beautiful greenhouses, made possible through a generous gift by Mark ...Read More

Crisis Stabilization Unit helps Caroline cope with trauma

Posted on January 7, 2022
The effects of childhood trauma echoed through the years for Caroline. She moved in with her 70-year-old grandmother after enduring neglect by her parents, but had trouble managing her emotions despite a more caring environment. Her anxiety and anger would often erupt into violent outbursts and destruction. When crisis situations escalated and became too much for her grandmother to handle, Caroline’s cousin Brittany stepped up to help, and was awarded ...Read More

You Are Not Alone: WTVR CBS6 features therapeutic Villa Garden

Posted on April 29, 2021
Isabel's son Xavier was thrilled to return to his friends and teachers at the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism earlier this year. “When he saw them, the smile he had on his face. He remembered everybody at the school. He was where he was supposed to be." Throughout the pandemic, staff from all programs have banded together to find new and creative ways to meet the needs of children and ...Read More

We’re hiring Clinicians for our Crisis Stabilization Unit!

Posted on March 26, 2021
URGENTLY HIRING CLINICIANS Crisis Stabilization Unit Are you... Ready to test your skills in an intense dynamic setting? Licensed to practice in Virginia? Not so sure you have the skills? We have several very seasoned clinicians to help mentor you in taking on any challenge. Not licensed yet but registered with one of the Virginia Boards of Health Professions and still gaining supervised hours? We'd love to talk to you! ...Read More

May Is Mental Health Month

Posted on May 6, 2020
At St. Joseph's Villa, we provide a variety of integrated, trauma-informed services and connections to community resources for individuals experiencing mental health crisis. Our goal is to help children be successful in their communities, and keep families intact. Mental health awareness and resources are more critical now than ever. During Mental Health Month, and every month, take care of yourself and your loved ones using these tips from the Virginia ...Read More

Villa expands mental health care access through Telehealth

Posted on March 30, 2020
In this time of deepening need and physical distancing due to COVID-19, youth and adults covered by Medicaid can now access our mental health professionals through Telehealth. Available services include: Therapeutic Day TreatmentMental Health Skill BuildingIntensive In-HomeApplied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) In-Home For more information, please contact Admissions and Community Relations Manager, Matt Sheerin, at 804-553-3241. St. Joseph's Villa is committed to continuing an exceptional level of care for all individuals ...Read More

Youth Fitness Park Phase I complete

Posted on June 15, 2018
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 Fitness park offers kids more ways to get out and be active at the Villa. ...Read More



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