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Celebrating our Villa Heroes Society

Posted on September 15, 2020
To our supporters whose cape we cannot see, but impact we can feel - thank you for rallying to meet the critical needs of our children and families in these unprecedented times. Our work wouldn't be possible without you! Click here to view our Villa Heroes Society members. You can be a hero by making a gift that will help lift a family out of crisis. Please consider donating today.

COVID-19 Response Plan at St. Joseph’s Villa – 9/8/20 UPDATE

Posted on July 31, 2020
UPDATE (Tuesday, September 8): St. Joseph's Villa has begun reopening the campus to students and clients only, in phases. We have welcomed back Dooley School and Sarah Dooley Center for Autism students, and Adult Day Support participants. Daily wellness screenings for all staff and students have been established in accordance with guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and the Virginia ...Read More

RiseUP Campaign 2020 Investor Report

Posted on July 23, 2020
We have all had to navigate unprecedented uncertainty over the last few months. At the Villa, we have been reminded about what is certain – the importance of our work and partnership with the community, and the importance of our core values of helping and including all children and their families. While uncertain about exactly what next year will bring, we are heartened by the many offers of support; the ...Read More

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



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