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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

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



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