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Flagler introduces rapid re-housing to local delegates

Virginia Delegates Rosalyn Dance (D-Petersburg) and Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell) visited the Housing Resource Center in Petersburg to learn from our Flagler staff and the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness (VCEH) how rapid re-housing has proven to be an effective model in reducing homelessness. Dance and Ingram then visited the home of Samantha Hinton, a single-mother of […]

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VP for Advancement David Huffine on receiving VAFRE’s Nina Abady Award

In April 2014, Villa VP for Advancement David Huffine received the Nina Abady Award for excellence in fundraising from the Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives. In his acceptance remarks, he reflected on philanthropy, his career, and who and what he considers important along the journey: As I was crossing the campus of the University of […]

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Governor McAuliffe signs mental health reform bills at SJV

On Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (May 8), Governor Terry McAuliffe signed eight new legislative bills in mental health reform at St. Joseph’s Villa.  Click the links below for information about each bill. HB 293  —  HB 323  —  HB 478  —  HB 574  —  HB 743  —  HB 1172  —  HB 1222  —  HB 1232 May is Mental Health Month. […]

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A Villa Testimonial for Autism Awareness Month

The following was written by Sarah Anderson, parent of children served by St. Joseph’s Villa: April is Autism Awareness Month, and during this time I wanted to make St. Joseph’s Villa aware of their outstanding gem of an employee in Rachel Boggan. Rachel is one of the most compassionate, professional and committed autism behavioral therapists […]

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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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