Category Archives: News

Sarah Dooley Center for Autism journeys to Washington D.C.

Posted on May 14, 2024
Our Sarah Dooley Center for Autism (SDCA) deeply believes in the transformative power of community-based instruction. By engaging with people in a variety of real-world settings like stores, museums and restaurants, students are able to build life skills that will support their independence as adults. Teacher James Auer took this approach to a historic new level for SDCA by leading his class on their first-ever trip to our nation’s capital. ...Read More

Henrico County, St. Joseph’s Villa hold Youth Crisis Receiving Center opening celebration

Posted on March 4, 2024
St. Joseph’s Villa and Henrico County announce the opening of a new Crisis Receiving Center (CRC) that will provide youth with rapid access to behavioral health services. The facility will serve as an alternative to emergency rooms, with the goal of diverting hospitalization and allowing youth to be treated in their own community. The CRC will offer 24/7 call and walk-in service for youth and their families. Within 23 hours ...Read More

Uplifting the Next Generation

Posted on October 25, 2023
Meet Mysonne, a 2021 Villa graduate who today proudly serves as a counselor for elementary students in our Dooley School. Mysonne says he discovered his passion for helping others while he was a student here himself, and that his educators set him on the path to tap into his potential. Focusing on education was once an uphill battle for Mysonne as he faced challenges in and out of high school. ...Read More

Join our Inaugural Sarah Dooley Center for Autism Conference

Posted on September 22, 2023
Announcing our 1st annual conference for our public school partners! Thursday, November 2 8:00am-3:30pm | $120 Sarah Dooley Center for Autism at St. Joseph's Villa Lunch will be provided. REGISTER HERE   Designed to share our pioneering model in a collegial and collaborative environment, this event will be ideal for special education teachers, administrators who supervise special education classrooms, support staff, and other professionals who work with students diagnosed with ...Read More

PBS’s Virginia Home Grown features Villa Learning & Therapy Garden

Posted on July 5, 2023
In Virginia Home Grown's recent episode on the healing power of nature, our own Matthew Kreydatus, Senior Director of Wellness and Transition Services, and Tyler Berkeley, Garden Coordinator, shared the many ways gardening can benefit students with specialized education needs. The Villa's 7,500 sq. ft. Learning & Therapy Garden is a dynamic shared space for everyone we serve, and home to a wide range of activities designed to enhance physical, ...Read More

Back to School Drive: Help a child succeed this year!

Posted on June 29, 2023
It’s time for back to school! Each year, generous friends help ensure that every Villa student has the supplies they need for a successful school year, and we need your help to prepare them for the first day of school! If you’d like to help, please consider: Visiting our Amazon Wishlist - we will be collecting items through August 4th. Making a financial donation - let us do the shopping ...Read More

Stepping up: Saxon Shoes creates career opportunities for Villa students

Posted on May 22, 2023
The Villa’s partnership with Saxon Shoes has grown over the years from what started as a holiday fundraiser for local nonprofits in 2016. Today, the store serves as a work training site for our Career and Transition Services students, where they can build valuable skills for employment. The Villa’s Career and Transition Services (CATS) supports individuals with emotional, behavioral and academic challenges, as well as those with moderate to severe ...Read More

AACA 54th Annual Antique Car Show benefiting the Villa – June 10, 2023

Posted on May 17, 2023
Join us for a trip down memory lane! Central Virginia's largest antique Car Show and Swap Meet returns to the Villa on Saturday, June 10th, 8am-3pm, brought to you by the Richmond Region Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA). In addition to seeing over 250 antique, classic and modified vehicles, you won’t want to miss this year's special feature - Factory Hi-Performance Cars, from the early 1900’s up to today! ...Read More

St. Joseph’s Villa and Henrico County break ground on Central Virginia’s first youth Crisis Receiving Center

Posted on April 27, 2023
Pilot program will serve as an emergency room alternative for children and adolescents experiencing mental health crisis St. Joseph’s Villa and Henrico County announce the groundbreaking of a new Crisis Receiving Center (CRC) that will provide immediate support for youth in critical need of mental health care. The facility will serve as an alternative to emergency rooms, with the goal of diverting hospitalization and allowing youth to be treated in ...Read More

Join our starting lineup for the Villa Gym Floor Project!

Posted on March 15, 2023
March Madness is here, and we're celebrating by kicking off a new campaign to upgrade the Villa’s nearly century-old gym floors! In the heart of campus, the Villa’s gym has promoted healthy choices and recreation for generations. Each week, the gym welcomes more than 250 students along with community partners who host after-school, evening, and weekend programming. In order to keep our students safe and provide them with the best ...Read More

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