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Celebrating our 2020 Graduates

Posted on June 3, 2020
On Tuesday, June 2nd, a car parade led by our teachers and staff left the Villa campus early in the morning to celebrate our Class of 2020 graduates. Diplomas, caps and gowns, and gift baskets were delivered to happy students and their families from Williamsburg to Louisa. Even though this wasn't the graduation ceremony any of us could have planned for, it was a truly special day for everyone. Congratulations ...Read More

In The News: Villa Fundraising in Uncertain Times

Posted on May 19, 2020
“We have applied the same strategies during this crisis that we always have. We simply buckle down and show everyone that we are the strength in the storm." CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett shares how the Villa has continued successful fundraising campaigns in uncertain times, from the 2008 recession to today in a national webinar series with CCS Fundraising. Visit the CCS Fundraising website with the interview here.

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

Lift up Villa families at The Giving Wall

Posted on April 21, 2020
There have been times in all of our lives when we've needed a hand up. Many of our clients are unable to lift themselves out of crisis because of recurring urgent needs they cannot financially meet. Car repair. Medical bills. Groceries. Utilities. Gas or bus fare. Training. The Giving Wall is a new digital platform designed to support the progress of people living beneath the poverty line, by connecting their ...Read More

In The News: Jamari’s Language Journey at SJV

Posted on April 14, 2020
April is Autism Awareness Month. While we promote inclusion of the children and adults we serve and celebrate all those who support them, it fills us with joy to share with you the testimonial of a parent whose child's future has changed course at the Villa's Sarah Dooley Center for Autism (SDCA). The Richmond Times-Dispatch recently published an Op-Ed by Missy Jasper, who works as an instructional assistant with Louisa ...Read More

COVID-19 Community Resource Guide

Posted on April 1, 2020
We're proud to be part of a community that has come together to lift up vulnerable children and families during this time of uncertainty and urgent need. We have compiled a resource guide that includes food pantries, school meal pickups, free clinics and other support services. Download the Community Resource Guide here. St. Joseph's Villa also stands ready to help, as we have for the last 185 years. Please reach ...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

COVID-19 Response Plan at St. Joseph’s Villa – 3/27 UPDATE

Posted on March 12, 2020
UPDATE (Friday, March 27): St. Joseph's Villa is continuing to operate remotely. We are monitoring developments and will continue communicating updates. Our Flagler Housing & Homeless Services, Crisis Stabilization Unit, and Community Based Services remain open. We are now also providing Telehealth services. The Villa Shoppe and The Villa Grocery are closed and not accepting donations at this time. In partnership with FeedMore, we are continuing food delivery to families ...Read More

The Villa is now on Instagram

Posted on February 18, 2020
We're so excited to announce that St. Joseph's Villa has joined Instagram! For our latest photos, videos, stories and other updates, please follow us! @stjosephsvilla We look forward to seeing you there and continuing to share our work that YOU make possible.

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger visits SJV

Posted on January 23, 2020
We enjoyed having Congresswoman Spanberger for a tour of our campus and discussion of how our programs are meeting critical community needs. Students were thrilled by her visit!



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