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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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Welcome Kathy Perun, Director of Community Engagement

St. Joseph’s Villa is pleased to welcome Kathy Perun, CVA as our new Director of Community Engagement.  Kathy has over 20 years of experience in volunteer engagement and human resources management. She has worked for Greater D.C. Cares, Meals on Wheels, Children’s Museum of Richmond, Greater Richmond American Red Cross and the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department […]

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Over 100 Served by Crisis Stabilization Unit for Children

The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) at St. Joseph’s Villa is the first and only unit of its kind in Central Virginia to serve children and adolescents ages 5 to 17 experiencing a mental health crisis.  Since opening in May 2012 in partnership with the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority, the CSU has served more than 100 children in […]

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Help First Capital Bank “Stuff the Bus” for Students of St. Joseph’s Villa!

We’re so grateful to once again be a beneficiary of First Capital Bank’s “Stuff the Bus” – an annual school supplies drive for students in need.  Many of our families cannot afford essential supplies for their children.  Tomorrow is a chance for you to offer them a helping hand.  This Saturday, August 10, you’ll see the First Capital Bank signature […]

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Villa CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett to Receive Humanitarian Award

St. Joseph’s Villa is proud to announce that our CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett will be honored with a 2013 Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities this October.  The Humanitarian Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Kathleen has spent her […]

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Meet Craig Coles, Early Autism Assistant Behavior Analyst

For three years Craig Coles has served as a Treatment Specialist for children with autism at St. Joseph’s Villa.   He became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) in 2004 and was recently licensed as such through the Virginia Board of Medicine.  Credentialed nationally and licensed by the state, Craig now works with Dr. Ken Macurik in the Villa’s new […]

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Welcome to our New Website!

Thanks for visiting our new and much-improved website, designed with you in mind.  We invite you to take a few moments to explore all the updated content and features.  And, if you haven’t already, feel free to connect with the Villa through our social media networks!  Click the icons at the top of this page. We’re also pleased to introduce a mobile […]

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