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Our volunteers are the BEST!

April 6-12 is National Volunteer Week.   There may only be one week a year officially designated for volunteer recognition, but we’re grateful for the time, talent, and belief of our volunteers for all fifty-two.  We couldn’t do what we do without your compassion and service to our children and families. So far this year Villa volunteers have provided […]

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Villa VP for Advancement David Huffine recognized among top fundraising executives

Congratulations to David Huffine for being selected as the 2014 Nina Abady Award winner by the Virginia Association for Fund Raising Executives! This is VAFRE’s most prestigious award, presented to a fundraising professional who has demonstrated the utmost excellence, ethical service, and leadership in the field of development. David will receive the Nina Abady Award […]

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CDC reports 30% increase in children with autism

Information courtesy of CNN.com. According to a new report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder — up from 1 in 88 in 2012.  Autism continues to be much more common in boys (1 in 42) than girls (1 in 189). The report also points out […]

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National Alliance to End Homelessness shines spotlight on Flagler

The National Alliance to End Homelessness blog featured the Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services for our successful transition to rapid re-housing and receipt of the COA Innovative Practices Award. Check out the full NAEH blog post here. Many thanks to NAEH for their partnership in breaking the cycle of homelessness.  This year, Flagler will help […]

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Our Learning & Therapy Garden Grows

While winter slowly but surely makes its way out, our students are eagerly awaiting the return of gardening time at the Villa.  Now they have one more reason to look forward to a sunny spring full of planting, harvesting and outdoor learning: the addition of a brand new greenhouse in our Learning & Therapy Garden. Generously donated […]

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Flagler exceeds Rapid Re-Housing Challenge goal: 52 families housed in 100 days

Read more in the Richmond Times-Dispatch article 116 families benefit from housing blitz, published February 10, 2014. From October 17, 2013 to January 24, 2014, Flagler Housing & Homeless Services participated in Virginia’s first-ever Rapid Re-Housing Challenge.  Thirty-one organizations across the state set a collaborative goal to place 500 homeless families in permanent housing in 100 days. In partnership […]

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7 Truths About Mentoring

The following post was written by Ashley McHaney, AmeriCorps VISTA and Villa Pals Coordinator. Attending the National Mentoring Summit (#2014NMS) for the second year in a row was extremely rewarding and worthwhile.  From the numerous networking opportunities to the informational sessions on a broad range of topics, not only am I gleaning knowledge to support […]

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Villa Trustee Jill Kennedy to receive YWCA Outstanding Women Award

St. Joseph’s Villa congratulates Jill M. Kennedy, Chair-Elect of the Villa Board of Trustees, and all our local leaders selected by YWCA Richmond for the 2014 Outstanding Women Awards!   Jill will receive the award in the category of Health and Science.  She is the Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive for Bon Secours Memorial […]

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Why I Became a Mentor at St. Joseph’s Villa

Post written by Susan McAvoy, Villa Pals mentor All children and youth deserve to have an adult who shows them respect, empathy, and takes the time to listen to what they have to say.  I became a mentor because I wanted to make a difference in a young person’s life.  I was volunteering in the […]

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Dine at new Short Pump Carrabba’s, benefit Villa families

In celebration of its grand opening in Short Pump next Monday, January 13, Carrabba’s Italian Grill will donate 50% of the day’s proceeds to St. Joseph’s Villa.  Join us for a delcious meal that will change the lives of Villa children and families.  See flyer below for details.  Many thanks to Carrabba’s for their partnership! Carrabba’s is […]

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