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Brook Road Academy welcomes its first international student

We’re delighted to welcome Linh, who comes to us from Vietman, to our Brook Road Academy community! Linh is Brook Road Academy’s first-ever international student. In her eleventh grade year, Linh wanted to continue her education in America. After attending a large high school in Vietnam, she felt the smaller class sizes at Brook Road Academy would […]

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Virginia’s first Recover High School, McShin Academy, to open at Villa

The Virginia Department of Health reports more than 1,400 people died of drug overdoses in 2016–a 38% increase from 2015. The McShin Foundation and St. Joseph’s Villa are partnering to break to cycle of addiction in adolescents by establishing the first recovery high school in the state. “We have seen an alarming rise in opioid […]

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Voices for Virginia’s Children honors Villa with Making Kids Count Award

Voices for Virginia’s Children, the only independent multi-issue child policy and advocacy organization in the state, honored St. Joseph’s Villa with the 2017 Carol S. Fox Making Kids Count Award on October 4th. The award recognizes long-term commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable or disadvantaged children while upholding the highest ethical standards. St. Joseph’s […]

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Villa briefs Congress on rapid rehousing progress

On Monday, September 18, Villa CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett and Director of Housing & Homeless Services Kimberly Tucker joined the National Alliance to End Homelessness at a Congressional Briefing in the U.S Capitol.  The briefing updated Congressional staff on progress that has been made nationally toward ending homelessness through rapid rehousing, and what we need […]

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Villa Schools to hold Open House (August 31, 2017)

Come see what our schools are about, and how we’re preparing students for brighter futures! St. Joseph’s Villa operates four schools on a therapeutic 82-acre campus: Brook Road Academy, Dooley School, Dooley Center for Alternative Education, and Sarah Dooley Center for Autism. Each school is uniquely designed to address the distinct needs of the students […]

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Reflections from three-year Partnership for the Future intern

My very first day at St. Joseph’s Villa, on June 22nd, 2015, I immediately noticed the overflow of life. The campus was intertwined with vibrant blossoms, timeless architecture which showcased the history of the campus, and the pleasant personalities of every employee. Before my internship I had no knowledge of the extraordinary services SJV provides […]

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Senator Creigh Deeds tours Villa programs

Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds visited St. Joseph’s Villa on Tuesday, July 25 to learn about about our education and mental health services. We were also happy to be joined by Voices for Virginia’s Children Executive Director Margaret Nimmo Holland and Policy Analyst Ashley Everette. Senator Deeds met program leaders from our Sarah Dooley Center for Autism and Crisis […]

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Sarah Dooley Center for Autism holds Anthem LemonAid stand

There’s nothing better than kids helping kids! Our Sarah Dooley Center for Autism students are hosting an Anthem LemonAid stand to help children with cancer. 100% of the funds raised will go to the Hematology and Oncology Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

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Antique car show coming to the Villa – open to the public! (June 24, 2017)

The Richmond Region Antique Automobile Club will hold the 48th annual Collector Car Show and Swap meet at St. Joseph’s Villa on Saturday, June 24, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Villa. This family-friendly event will include antique car rides, judged car shows, and a car parade at 11 a.m. It’s the largest collector car […]

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Now Recruiting: AmeriCorps VISTA Member for Flagler Housing Resource Center

The Virginia Housing Alliance (VHA) and local partners have announced the availability of nine AmeriCorps VISTA Member positions to support local planning groups, which are responsible for ending homelessness in Virginia, and homeless service providers.  Our Flagler Housing Resource Center in Petersburg is one of the sites seeking a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA Member to start February 20, […]

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