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Villa VP for Advancement David Huffine to receive international fundraising award

David M. Huffine, CFRE, vice president for advancement for St. Joseph’s Villa who has helped raise an estimated $750 million in charitable funds over his career, has been named the 2015 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Huffine will receive this award on March 28, 2015 at AFP’s International Fundraising Conference […]

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Supporting the interests of a child with autism can lead to their career

14-year old Dylan Greene has a unique interest. Vacuum cleaners have fascinated him ever since he was 2 years old, about the same time he was diagnosed with autism. The story of his birthday present, a live demonstration from a vacuum salesman and company gift of a Kirby vacuum, has gone viral. NBC12 covered the […]

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Coping with stress when your child has a chronic illness or disability

“As tough as parenting can be, it becomes even more difficult when our children are diagnosed with a chronic illness or disability. Taking care of your own physical and emotional health is an important part of providing support for your child.” This comprehensive article by Fawne Hansen, a health coach specializing in stress-related conditions, identifies […]

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Weatherbug is live at the Villa

For 180 years St. Joseph’s Villa has been looking out for the children and families of this community. Starting today the newly installed Weatherbug will too! Andrew Freiden at NBC12 unveiled the Villa camera during his morning forecast. You too can get a bird’s eye view of the Villa. Click here to check out the 24/7 Weatherbug […]

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Belarusian university partners with Sarah Dooley Center for Autism

Two special education professors from Mogilev State University in Belarus, Professors Elina Katliarova (PhD in Psychology, Chair of Psychology Department) and Irina Komarova (PhD in Pedagogy, Dean of Faculty of Child Pedagogy and Psychology) toured St. Joseph’s Villa and its Sarah Dooley Center for Autism (SDCA) on December 4. During their visit, the Belarusian professors observed instructional techniques […]

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SJV, longest continuously operating children’s nonprofit, turns 180 years old

On November 25, 1834, three courageous Daughters of Charity stepped off of a steamboat at Rockett’s Landing with a purpose –Richmond was overwhelmed with orphaned and impoverished children living on the city streets. The Daughters answered the call for help by founding an orphanage and school in a thirty by forty foot church at Fourth and […]

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Villa Early Autism services are changing the game

Today 1 in every 68 children is diagnosed with autism.  While the increasing rate of autism is alarming, there is hope. Lifelong differences can be made in a child’s social, behavioral and cognitive skills with early detection of treatment. However, even though pediatricians are able to diagnose autism as early as age two, the average […]

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A brighter future starts with you (VIDEO)

It’s a new day at St. Joseph’s Villa! For 180 years we have been transforming the lives of children and families. Today we serve those who are facing homelessness, developmental disabilities, mental illness and other challenges. Click here to watch a video and see how your gift to St. Joseph’s Villa creates brighter futures for 2,800 children […]

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Trick-or-Trot 5K to benefit Villa’s Brook Road Academy (Oct. 25)

Looking for a ghoulish good time this Halloween? Join us Saturday, October 25 for the second annual Trick-or-Trot 5K benefiting Brook Road Academy! Enjoy a beautiful fall day on the campus of St. Joseph’s Villa with Halloween-themed fun for all ages.  Proceeds support the science and technology programs that enrich the education of our middle and […]

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Help St. Joseph’s Villa be amazing in The Amazing Raise! (Sept. 17-18)

How can you forever change the life a of a child at St. Joseph’s Villa? Join The Amazing Raise, Richmond’s annual online giving challenge!  Starting at 6 a.m., when you donate through GiveRichmond, you can help the Villa win additional grant prizes for up to $15,000!  We would be grateful for your tax-deductible gift. From […]

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ST. JOSEPH’S VILLA IS COMMITTED TO TAKING ACTION FOR RACIAL EQUITY. READ OUR FULL STATEMENT HERE.