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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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Villa CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett shares lessons learned in children’s mental health

The Op/Ed Lessons leared: helping kids by Villa CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett was recently published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  How can you help a child struggling with mental illness?  Read the full article on the RTD website to learn what Kathleen’s personal and professional experiences have taught her. As she writes in the article, “Children’s mental […]

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Join the movement. Make a gift on #GivingTuesday!

‘Tis the Season of Giving Now that the turkey and pumpkin pie have been devoured, and the hustle and bustle of Black Friday is behind us, we invite you to join the millions of givers across the nation to participate in #GivingTuesday on December 3.  No standing in line, no second-helping guilt, just the satisfaction […]

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Flagler honored with national COA Innovative Practices Award

The national Council on Accreditation (COA) has presented St. Joseph’s Villa with the 2013 Innovative Practices Award honoring the performance and quality improvement of our Flagler Housing & Homeless Services. Our case study submission about Flagler’s multi-year transition to rapid re-housing and resulting outcomes was one of two selected winners in the nation. Click here to read […]

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Bank of America Merchant Services gives holiday warmth to Villa families

More than 220 winter coats donated! Many of our children and families would be without a means to keep warm this winter if it weren’t for our partners like Bank of America Merchant Services.  Thanks to their generosity, our Donation Center is now stocked with more than 220 winter coats. “Each year we depend on community support to […]

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Children’s Exposure to Nature Boosts Health and Education

The following post was written by Jenny Friar, Director of Development for St. Joseph’s Villa: The natural environment constitutes one of the most basically important ingredients of human psychological existence.  It is an essential, critical, and irreplaceable part of healthy maturation and development.                                               — Dr. Stephen R. Kellert, Yale University If you spent time […]

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Flagler to Present Employment Skills Workshop at U of R (UPDATED)

UPDATE: The workshop has been rescheduled for Spring 2014.  Stayed tuned for more information! It’s been full steam ahead for Flagler Housing & Homeless Services since completing the transition to rapid re-housing on July 1st.  We anticipate helping 300 families at-risk for or experiencing homelessness obtain permanent housing before the end of 2013! Flagler is committed to providing wrap-around services that […]

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Support St. Joseph’s Villa in The Amazing Raise! (GIVING FORM)

It’s here!  The third annual Amazing Raise hosted by The Community Foundation is set for Tues., Sept 18 (starting at 6 a.m.) – Wed., Sept. 19 (ending at 6 p.m.).  We hope that you will consider St. Joseph’s Villa as your charity of choice during this 36-hour online giving challenge.  Your gift will help create brighter futures to children […]

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