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In The News: COVID-19 and Homelessness in the Tri-Cities – Why the Bigger Picture Matters

The pandemic has magnified the challenges families face when experiencing housing instability, from food insecurity to accessing community resources. In a commentary published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Villa CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett addresses the need for a more holistic approach to end poverty: “For most of us, 2020 was a tough year. For those who are […]

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In The News: Sarah Dooley Center for Autism student returns to public school

Children with autism experience and interact with the world in unique ways. Sometimes, they display maladaptive behaviors because of communication challenges, social skills deficits, and other related issues. “In the case of Ilya, he was your classically presenting child on the autism spectrum,” said Adam Dreyfus, senior director of the Villa’s Sarah Dooley Center for […]

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Taking Care of Business, and Community

“It’s a different day today than it was a year ago,” said Kim Hill, CEO of Chesterfield Food Bank. The food bank has expanded to feed 30,000 families a month during the COVID-19 pandemic – three times as many as last year. It’s also a different day for Jacob, a graduate of our Dooley School […]

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Christmas at Granny’s Craft Show at Virginia Cliffe Inn to benefit SJV

Start the holiday season in style! Join us for the Christmas at Granny’s craft show at The Virginia Cliffe Inn, a Glen Allen tradition featuring unique collections from over 60 area crafters, artists and bakers. Proceeds will benefit St. Joseph’s Villa! New dates have been added this year to enable safe social distancing. Capacity is […]

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Help Create Holiday Magic for a Villa Family

The Villa campus is a lively and joyful place during the holidays, but it may not be the same scenario at home. Join us in sharing the holiday spirit this year by becoming a Season of Hope Sponsor and fulfilling the wishes and needs of children and families who otherwise might not receive a gift […]

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Celebrating our Villa Heroes Society

To our supporters whose cape we cannot see, but impact we can feel – thank you for rallying to meet the critical needs of our children and families in these unprecedented times. Our work wouldn’t be possible without you! Click here to view our Villa Heroes Society members. You can be a hero by making a […]

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COVID-19 Response Plan at St. Joseph’s Villa – 2/12/21 UPDATE

UPDATE (Friday, February 10): We are excited to share that St. Joseph’s Villa employees are now eligible as part of group 1b to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. All staff are highly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity, and many have already participated. Many thanks to our HR department for their hard work in making […]

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RiseUP Campaign 2020 Investor Report

We have all had to navigate unprecedented uncertainty over the last few months. At the Villa, we have been reminded about what is certain – the importance of our work and partnership with the community, and the importance of our core values of helping and including all children and their families. While uncertain about exactly […]

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Celebrating our 2020 Graduates

On Tuesday, June 2nd, a car parade led by our teachers and staff left the Villa campus early in the morning to celebrate our Class of 2020 graduates. Diplomas, caps and gowns, and gift baskets were delivered to happy students and their families from Williamsburg to Louisa. Even though this wasn’t the graduation ceremony any […]

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In The News: Villa Fundraising in Uncertain Times

“We have applied the same strategies during this crisis that we always have. We simply buckle down and show everyone that we are the strength in the storm.” CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett shares how the Villa has continued successful fundraising campaigns in uncertain times, from the 2008 recession to today in a national webinar series […]

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