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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!

Villa Autism Center Director Adam Dreyfus presents research findings abroad

Posted on December 12, 2019
Following international presentations in France, Pakistan, Belarus, and Nevis, Sarah Dooley Center for Autism Director Adam Dreyfus recently journeyed to Russia to collaborate with autism educators and professionals from around the world. At the Inclusive Education Conference, held at Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Dreyfus led a Masterclass on teaching non-verbal children to talk. "It's always inspiring and motivating to see how other countries and cultures are approaching ...Read More

Villa receives $1.25M Bezos Day 1 Families Fund grant to end family homelessness

Posted on November 21, 2019
St. Joseph’s Villa, a 30-year provider of housing and homeless services in central Virginia, has been selected to receive a $1.25 million grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund.  “We are exceedingly honored and grateful to be entrusted with this transformational grant, which will impact thousands of our neighbors in need of safe and stable housing,” said Kathleen Burke Barrett, CEO of St. Joseph’s Villa. “The Villa is committed ...Read More

Villa students enjoy visit from Richmond Mounted Police

Posted on November 20, 2019
Aslan, Samson, Scooter and Toby got lots of love from our students when they visited the Villa campus with the Richmond Police Mounted Unit. Every one of our schools had the opportunity to meet these beautiful horses, and talk with the friendly officers who protect and serve their community. Every day at St. Joseph's Villa, learning takes place outside the classroom thanks to our caring partners who provide our students ...Read More

Capital One donates 5,000 lbs of food to the Villa Grocery

Posted on October 10, 2019
Capital One generously contributes time and resources throughout the year to help our children and families succeed. To make sure no student is held back by hunger, Capital One’s Internal Audit Department donated 5,000 lbs of food to the Villa Grocery - that’s 5 truck loads, and more than 3,600 cans! In collaboration with FeedMore and partners like Capital One, the Villa Grocery serves as a client-choice pantry that provides ...Read More

Make your gift go further through Birdies for Charity

Posted on August 7, 2019
For a limited time, when you give to St. Joseph's Villa through Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank, the PGA TOUR will add 10% to your donation! DONATE ONLINE Visit www.deccgolf.com. Click on Birdies for Charity under the Charity tab, then Donate Now. Enter a gift amount and choose St. Joseph's Villa as your charity. Fill out the billing information form. Donations will be processed immediately. A confirmation email will ...Read More



COVID-19 UPDATE: CAMPUS AND OFFICES CLOSED. ALL VILLA SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR REMAINDER OF 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR. READ HERE.