We provide educational, after-school and residential programs to help children and adults overcome negative behaviors and severe mental health issues. Our goal is to provide them with the tools they need to lead healthy, productive lives. We offer mental health services in a variety of settings: in the home, in after-school programs, and in our Crisis Stabilization Unit.

Crisis Stabilization Services

When a child or adolescent experiences a traumatic event or recurring feelings of depression, hopelessness or anxiety, a crisis cycle may develop that puts him or her at risk of being removed from their family and possibly their community.  St. Joseph’s Villa believes in providing supports for these individuals when life circumstances become too tough to handle.

The Villa offers Crisis Stabilization Services for children ages 5 to 17 who are experiencing a mental health crisis.  We operate a six-bed residential Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) on our campus in partnership with Richmond Behavioral Health Authority and the Region IV Community Service Boards.  We also offer non-residential day programs in the CSU.  Crisis Stabilization Services allow families to keep their children in their communities and avoid the much higher costs of an unnecessary hospitalization.  It is the first facility of its kind in Central Virginia.  Learn more.

Click here to download a fact sheet about Crisis Stabilization Services.

Therapeutic Day Treatment & Intensive In-Home Services

In our therapeutic day treatment program, we assess children with behavioral disorders who also have a diagnosed mental illness. We offer therapeutic services during the school year as well as in the summer, including:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Psycho-educational therapy
  • Family counseling

For instances when the after-school treatment program isn’t sufficient, we offer in-home counseling to examine and help correct problems within the family that contribute to negative behaviors.

Intensive In-Home Services from St. Joseph’s Villa provide support, guidance, skills training to children who are at risk of being removed from their home because of serious behavioral problems. Our In-Home clinicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With this additional support we help families develop new ways of dealing with old behaviors to break the cycle of destructive behavior.

Click here to download a fact sheet about Therapeutic Day Treatment.

Click here to download a fact sheet about Intensive In-Home Services

Outpatient Counseling

We provide confidential counseling in individual and group settings. Our licensed clinical mental health professionals help people experiencing emotional difficulties to overcome problems, improve daily functioning and achieve more fulfilling lives.

We serve children, youth, adults, couples and families with a wide variety of emotional and social difficulties, including:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger issues
  • Effects of abuse and trauma
  • Family conflicts or parenting issues
  • Problems coping with school, work or relationships

Click here to download a fact sheet about Outpatient Counseling.

Mental Health Skill-building Services

Through supportive case management, the Villa enables individuals to achieve and maintain stability, independence, and success in the home and in the community.  Our services help those with emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues develop more positive and healthy behaviors.   Individuals learn to function as independently as possible in the least restrictive community setting. Case managers provide diagnostic assessments, transitional living planning, transportation assistance and other services.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for Mental Health Skill-building Services, one must demonstrate a clinical necessity for the service arising from a condition due to mental, behavioral, or emotional illness that results in significant functional impairments in major life activities. Individuals will need a diagnosis of a serious mental illness, have a history of psychiatric hospitalization, hold a current prescription for psychotropic medication within the past twelve months and shall require skill training in activities of daily living skills.

Click here to download a fact sheet about Mental Health Skill-building Services.

Intensive Care Coordination

Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) is provided to families with youth ages 5-17 who are at risk of or have recently had an out of home placement.  In many cases the entire family is in crisis by the time the youth has reached the point of needing out of home placement, due to the stress of coping with the youth’s issues, frequent contact with community providers, and isolation from the community and family.

The ICC approach is unique in that the family leads the process by voicing needs, making choices, and building strengths in a safe, collaborative environment.

ICC focuses on gathering a team of individuals chosen by the family to help them achieve self-efficacy as they work towards their family purpose.  Together with the youth and family, the team identifies needs, sets goals, creates a network of support, and develops an action plan based on the family’s culture and strengths.

Click here to download a fact sheet about Intensive Care Coordination.