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Villa joins Partnership for the Future

This summer we had the pleasure of welcoming Destiney as our new administrative intern. Destiney came to St. Joseph’s Villa through Partnership for the Future (PFF), a nonprofit that connects high-potential high school students from challenging circumstances with tools and experiences that will help them attain a college degree.  She is a rising junior with an interest in communications. […]

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First Capital Bank to hold Stuff The Bus school supplies drive for Villa kids (Sat., Aug. 8)

First Capital Bank is generously partnering with St. Joseph’s Villa for their annual “Stuff the Bus” drive to collect new school supplies for students in need. Without your help, many Villa students would not have access to the supplies they need for a successful school year. Join us Saturday, August 8*, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the […]

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Virginia’s 25% reduction in homelessness attributed to rapid re-housing

A recent article by the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) cited Virginia as a model state in implementing rapid re-housing.  From 2010 to 2014, Virginia reduced the number of families experiencing homelessness by 25 percent.  NAEH gives a six-point rundown of how community leaders and organizations, including the Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services, […]

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New studies refute causal connection between c-section and autism

The following post was made by Adam Dreyfus, Director, Sarah Dooley Center for Autism at St. Joseph’s Villa. Science adds anxiety to parents, then says ‘we were wrong.’  A study claiming that children born by c-section were 21% more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder found that, upon further analysis, that there was […]

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Director of Community Partnerships Craig Hedley named “Hero Among Us” by CBS 6

Villa Director of Community Partnerships Craig Hedley is known all over Richmond for his work with children and youth.  Having served as Hermitage High School track coach for 13 years and at St. Joseph’s Villa for 30 years, Hedley’s caring and good-humored spirit has changed countless lives.  For this reason, Hedley was recently recognized in CBS 6’s weekly […]

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New job resource for individuals with autism

St. Joseph’s Villa’s developmental disabilities services are focused on helping individuals successfully transition to adulthood and live as fully and independently as possible.  In the same vein, a new online resource is now connecting individuals with autism and other disabilities to employers in their community.  The Spectrum Careers, launched by Rangam Consultants in partnership with Autism Speaks, is a […]

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Y’all come! Bluegrass Ball to support Flagler Housing & Homeless Services – May 16, 2015

Established in 1989, Flagler Housing & Homeless Services provides rapid re-housing assistance to homeless families of all compositions. It takes more than $1.2 million each year for Flagler to help individuals and families find and maintain permanent housing through integrated support services. Your attendance at the 21st annual Bluegrass Ball helps us reach that goal […]

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Bon Secours Class-A-Roll partners with SJV for healthy snack program

Obstacles in cost or accessibility make healthy eating out of reach for many children and families the Villa serves. This spring we are delighted to partner with the Bon Secours Class-A-Roll to provide Villa students with hands-on nutrition education and experience in healthy food preparation. The Class-A-Roll is a mobile interactive kitchen that links families […]

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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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