St. Joseph's Villa
8000 Brook Road
Richmond VA 23227
Contact Information
Address 8000 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227
Telephone 804 553-3200
Fax 804 553-3259
E-mail info@sjvmail.net
Web and Social Media
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On a typical day, St. Joseph's Villa works with more than 500 children and families from our community.
Mission Statement
The Villa’s mission is to provide children with special needs and their families the opportunity to succeed through innovative and effective services. Our motto is: We never stop believing in children and their families. Although the large majority of those we serve come from the metro Richmond area, the Villa serves around of 30 counties throughout Central Virginia every year.
 
We provide a continuum of integrated care to meet the individual needs of each child and family. These services include:
  • Special, alternative, and non-traditional education;
  • After-school, weekend respite, and summer programs for children with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities;
  • Career and Transition Services, including internships, to prepare Villa students and others for success in employment;
  • Therapeutic in-home, in-school, and after-school services for low-income children with mental illnesses;
  • Regional Crisis Stabilization Unit serving children in mental health crisis with 24-hour emergency response, family support, and short-term residential care on the Villa campus.
  • Mental health supports for youth and families;
  • Court-mandated co-parenting classes for parents going through separation or divorce;
  • Homeless services including long-term shelter for Richmond and community-based housing programs, including prevention and rapid re-housing services, for Richmond and Petersburg/Tri-Cities; and
  • Housing for adults who are elderly and/or have a disability.  
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Kathleen Burke Barrett
Board Chair Mr. John B. Catlett
Board Chair Company Affiliation Sands Anderson Marks & Miller
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1834
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $12,786,297.00
Projected Expenses $12,786,297.00
Statements
Mission
The Villa’s mission is to provide children with special needs and their families the opportunity to succeed through innovative and effective services. Our motto is: We never stop believing in children and their families. Although the large majority of those we serve come from the metro Richmond area, the Villa serves around of 30 counties throughout Central Virginia every year.
 
We provide a continuum of integrated care to meet the individual needs of each child and family. These services include:
  • Special, alternative, and non-traditional education;
  • After-school, weekend respite, and summer programs for children with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities;
  • Career and Transition Services, including internships, to prepare Villa students and others for success in employment;
  • Therapeutic in-home, in-school, and after-school services for low-income children with mental illnesses;
  • Regional Crisis Stabilization Unit serving children in mental health crisis with 24-hour emergency response, family support, and short-term residential care on the Villa campus.
  • Mental health supports for youth and families;
  • Court-mandated co-parenting classes for parents going through separation or divorce;
  • Homeless services including long-term shelter for Richmond and community-based housing programs, including prevention and rapid re-housing services, for Richmond and Petersburg/Tri-Cities; and
  • Housing for adults who are elderly and/or have a disability.  
Background
Established by the Daughters of Charity in 1834 as an orphanage and community school, the Villa is Metro Richmond’s oldest and largest continuously operating nonprofit organization for children. The current campus, built in 1931, was proclaimed a national model for social services, providing a warm cottage-style setting that was conducive to healing, growth, and education. Since 1977, the Villa has operated as a non-sectarian, multi-service organization that offers those with special needs the opportunity to lead fuller lives. 

The founding principles of the Villa center on building communities by valuing the child and the family. Throughout its history, the Villa has provided an environment that respects the inherent dignity and strength of the children and families it serves, honors their differences, and celebrates their ability to grow.

We never stop believing in children and their families is not only the motto of St. Joseph’s Villa; it is a promise. At the Villa, believing is an action, not just a feeling or philosophy. Capable and committed staff deliver innovative programs that enable each person to recognize, develop and use his or her personal resilience, potential and strengths to envision a more hopeful future and experience success. 
Impact
During fiscal year 2013, the Villa served 2,100 children and families in 20+ programs on our campus and in the community. During the year, we created our Learning & Therapy Garden and Outdoor Learning Center with partners Altria, Greater Richmond Fit4Kids, HandsOn Greater Richmond, Backyard Farmer, Dominion Resources, the Lipman Foundation, Whole Foods, Whole Kids, ING Unsung Heroes, and others. Our goal this year is to install our greenhouse and shade structure, extending the growing and learning season.
In 2013, Flagler Housing & Homeless Services completed its transformation to a full rapid re-housing program. We provide services in the Richmond and Petersburg areas and collaborate widely in both communities. Rapid Re-Housing is a national best practice that helps eligible households obtain and maintain permanent housing faster, less expensively, and with greater success than traditional shelter programs. We have received local and national recognition. In June 2013 Governor McDonnell chose to host his press conference “The Road to Ending Homelessness in Virginia” on the Villa campus; he cited the Villa as a model for rapid re-housing and a key agency decreasing homelessness in our area. In October 2013, Flagler Housing and Homeless Services received the Council on Accreditation’s prestigious National Award for Innovative Services.
During FY13, we continued our important collaboration with Virginia Mentoring Partnership. Through their VISTA program, we have a Mentoring Program Coordinator for our Villa Pals program serving mostly elementary-age students. Our goal of introducing Villa Pros employment-focused mentoring in the current year received a boost when we were able to add a VISTA coordinator to build that program, also through VMP.
Needs
Money

The New Day Fund - our Annual Fund - and designated gifts help:

At-risk children overcome behavioral and mental health issues to reach their full potential.

Students with autism and developmental disabilities learn to lead independent lives.

Young people and homeless heads-of-households learn skills for self-sufficiency.

Homeless families obtain and maintain stable housing.

…and much more!

People

We offer volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups – from a few to 100+. We especially need:

Mentors to match with elementary- to high school-age students.

Groups of Scouts, office teams, etc. to prepare welcome-home kits for families transitioning out of homelessness into permanent homes.

Groups to undertake projects in our Learning & Therapy Garden and elsewhere on campus.

Stuff

Items given to our Donation Center go straight to children and families in need at no cost to them. We welcome:

Clean and usable clothing, housewares, furniture, linens, toiletries, school and office supplies, toys and games.

Gas cards, GRTC cards, and monetary or in-kind donations for car maintenance to help clients get to jobs and appointments.

Used trucks and/or vans to help with the daily maintenance of our 82-acre campus.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Richmond, City
Metro Richmond
Chesterfield County
Hanover County
Henrico County
The large majority of the Villa's clients come from the Metro Richmond area. However, Villa clients come from around 30 localities as far away as Roanoke, Williamsburg, and Manassas -- most often because comparable services are not available in their localities.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. John B. Catlett
Company Affiliation Sands Anderson Marks & Miller
Term July 2012 to June 2015
Email jcatlett@sandsanderson.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Cynthia P. Balderson Dominion Foundation
Ms. Kathleen Burke Barrett St. Joseph's Villa
Dr. Richard L. Bennett Pediatrician
Dr. Ronald L. Carey Richmond Public Schools, Retired
Mr. John B. Catlett Jr.Sands, Anderson, Marks & Miller
Mr. Jennings D. Dawson IIIMedical College of Virginia Foundation
Ms. Patricia W. DeOrio Riverside School
Mr. James C. Farley Jr.Traveller Construction
Mr. Jim Fitzgerald Northwestern Mutual Life
Mr. John C. Gentry Grubb & Ellis/ Harrison & Bates
Mr. Robert J. Himmel Himmel Hume Architecture
Ms. Jill M. Kennedy Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center
Mr. Harvey Latney Jr.Caroline County
Ms. Janice McNee St. Joseph's Villa
Mr. William H. Millsaps Richmond Times Dispatch, Retired
Mr. Darren J. Nolt Nolt Development
Mr. Lawrence J. Page Page Auto Group
Mr. Neil S. Talegaonkar Thompson McMullan, PC
Mr. Karl W. Werwath Capital One
Mr. Richard P. Wintsch Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Thomas S. Zachry Stellar One Bank
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 Indian (continent)
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 16
Female 5
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 76
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 50
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Standing Committees
Building
Finance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Human Resources / Personnel
Executive
Board Governance
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Pasquale Accardo M.D.VCU
Molly Brunk Ph.D.MST Institute
Richard Edelman LCSWHenrico Mental Health Services
Donna Gilles Ed.D.Partnership for People with Disabilities
Dawn Hendricks Ph.D.
Stephanie Lau VCU Rehabilitation Research & Training Center
David Meadows Va. DBHDS
William Spitzer
Kevin Sutherland Ph.D.VCU
Janet Willis MPH, RDVirginia LEND Program
Comments

In March 2009, the Villa's senior leadership met with Mr. Tom Lowrie, a strategic management consultant and President of 3Cord Consulting. As part of a Board assessment and restructuring process, Mr. Lowrie was also asked to incorporate a Board Diversity Policy into the plan. He has organized and led diversity programs at three Fortune 500 companies and presented programs to businesses and government agencies to address diversity issues. The final plan and policy was approved by the full Board of Trustees in January 2010. It is the current priority to raise awareness about Board diversity at every level while the Board is in a restructuring phase to ensure the future implementation of the Diversity Policy will be a sustainable outcome of a commitment to organizational growth.

Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Kathleen Burke Barrett
Experience
The Villa’s Chief Executive Officer, Kathleen Burke Barrett, has served in the position since August 2006. She is the third to serve in this role since the Villa transitioned from a Catholic charity to a non-profit social service agency in 1977. Previously, she was CEO of the Greater Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross. In 2013, Ms. Barrett received a Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. In 2011, she was named one of the YWCA’s nine Outstanding Women (Non-Profit Management category). In 2009, she received the Henrico Community Leader of the Year Award from the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Barrett has had a long and successful career as a fundraiser in the non-profit sector. One of her goals is to increase the visibility of St. Joseph's Villa so as to enhance fundraising for its many services for families and children in need.
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Ms. Cynthia Faison Chief Operations Officer
Mr. David M. Huffine CFREV.P. Financial Development
Ms. Jan McNee Chief Financial Officer
Staff
Full Time Staff 116
Part Time Staff 95
Volunteers 500
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 71
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Date Strategic Plan Adopted 2011
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations

The Villa participates in hundreds of partnerships. Some are Villa-wide - e.g., we collaborate with FeedMore to provide meals for participants in many programs across campus. Other partnerships are program-specific. Our Flagler Services for homeless families participates in Richmond- and Petersburg-area collaborations and has specific partners in providing services, e.g., with Virginia Supportive Housing for homeless veterans and families. A partnership with Greater Richmond Fit4Kids resulted in a 2-year grant from the Va. Foundation for Healthy Youth to create an accessible Learning & Therapy Garden with hands-on learning for young people at the Villa. Through the Va. Mentoring Partnership, a VISTA member is coordinating our Villa Pals mentoring program. Other partners include Communities in Schools, Goodwill Industries, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, the University of Richmond, and public school divisions, Community Service Boards, social service agencies, and other nonprofits throughout metro Richmond, the region, and the state.

External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services - Accreditation2014
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Samuel S. Wurtzel Community Partnership Award for our outstanding contribution to Social Work education through field instruction and community collaboration.VCU School of Social Work2010
Innovation in Homeless Services Award sponsored by SnagAJobHomeward2012
innovative Practices AwardCouncil on Accreditation2013
Award of Merit for Campaign Finale ReportPublic Relations Society of America Richmond Chapter2013
Vision Award, Transportation and InfrastructureUrban Land Institute Richmond2012
Certification in Rapid Re-Housing (Flagler Housing and Homeless Services) - one of the first three in the nation!National Alliance to End Homelessness2014
Programs
Description

Education is at the heart of everything we do. We tailor our approach to each student’s learning style. Our instructional staffers are licensed by the Virginia Department of Education and are passionate about helping our students learn, grow, and thrive.

Our school is one of our longest-running services and consists of three programs:
  • Dooley Elementary School for students with a variety of learning disabilities
  • Dooley School for middle- and high-school students with learning disabilities and behavioral issues
  • Dooley Center for Alternative Education for students who have been suspended or expelled from their local high school

Local school systems place students into these programs, which help address academic and behavioral challenges.

Our Career and Transition Services program helps students acquire the skills they need for employment. ur counselors conduct assessment and planning, then provide classroom instruction and hands-on experience in work centers on the Villa campus.

 
 
Population Served At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success

Dooley Elementary School uses the Qualitative Reading Inventory as a measure of ongoing progress in students’ reading ability. Based on results, students are placed in small groups and comprehension of texts is taught through teacher-led discussion followed by work with individual students. This approach is research-based and in accordance with the Va. Dept. of Education’s Read First Virginia initiative. During the 2010-11 school year, students’ overall average increase in reading fluencies as measured by words per minute was 75%, a 12% increase over the previous year.

Long Term Success

The goal of our educational programs for at-risk youth is to help them become full participants in their family lives, schools, workplaces, and communities.

Description

The Villa offers mental health services in a variety of settings: in the home, on-site after school, and short-term residential.

We offer in-home Crisis Stabilization Services for children ages 5 to 17 who are experiencing a mental health crisis. We also operate a six-bed Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) on our campus and community-based crisis services in partnership with Richmond Behavioral Health Authority and the Region IV Community Service Boards.

In our therapeutic day treatment program, we assess children with behavioral disorders who also have a diagnosed mental illness. We offer therapeutic services after school and in the summer, including individual therapy, group therapy, psycho-educational therapy, and family counseling.

We serve children, youth, adults, couples, and families with outpatient therapy in individual and group settings, and provide a variety of mental health skill-building services with a 24-hour on-call component.
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success In fiscal year 2011, 91% of Day Treatment clients – children and young people with mental health diagnoses from low-income families – remained in their homes following discharge, avoiding institutional placements.
Long Term Success Our goal for Mental Health Services is to equip each child and young person with the tools to reach his or her greatest possible level of independence and success in the community.
Description
Our campus is a learning laboratory for integrating skills into life. For more than 30 years, we have been making a big difference for kids and young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. 
Our Sarah Dooley Center for Autism serves children and youth ages 6 to 22, building real-world skills that lead to self-sufficiency – all in a structured, nurturing environment.
In our Early Autism Services, we serve children ages 2 to 5 who are medically diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. This cutting-edge program is one of the first of its kind in Central Virginia.
Day Support Services offers weekday after-school and all-day programs including recreational services when school is not in session.
Our In-Home Behavioral Treatment program helps children with behavioral difficulties, communication limitations, developmental delays, and intellectual disabilities; and also provides support and training for families and caregivers.
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success

Developmental Disabilities Services strongly emphasizes communication and social skills training. In FY 2011, about 50% of clients became more effective in communicating their wants and needs, and 90% experienced success in meeting one or more Individual goals for participation in community activities.

Long Term Success Through our commitment to Person-Centered Planning, we work to help our clients articulate their goals and then to help them meet their goals for themselves.
Description

Brook Road Academy, located on the Villa campus, is a non-traditional, college-preparatory middle and high school. We help a diverse group of students who haven’t been successful in traditional classrooms.

To maintain an intimate learning environment, we cap total school enrollment for grades 7 through 12 at 50 students. This allows teachers to form strong relationships with students and their families.

In addition to working with our students’ unique talents and learning styles to help them find their place in the greater community, our teachers understand that learning is about engagement.

Our students take responsibility for their education and set their own goals for learning. As a result, their GPAs typically increase from previous schools. In recent years, every Brook Road senior has received one or more acceptance for higher education.

Brook Road Academy is fully licensed and accredited.

Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success 100% of Brook Road Academy graduates in 2011 were accepted into an institution of higher education.
Long Term Success

The school's mission is to help each student to realize his or her fullest potential by providing an environment that values each student as an individual.

Description

Flagler Housing and Homeless Services provides rapid re-housing, homeless prevention services, and support services to homeless families in the Richmond and Petersburg areas. We also provide services specifically for veterans' families.

 

Rapid re-housing helps homeless families and individuals obtain permanent rental housing as quickly as possible with integrated support services based on need. Such services include: case management; linking families to community resources; employment training; budgeting assistance; and education around tenant responsibilities.

 

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, rapid re-housing reduces the length of time people remain in homeless shelters in addition to associated public and personal costs. 

 
Access to homeless services is through the central point of entry in each region. For more information, see the Villa's website.
 
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $12,786,297.00
Projected Expenses $12,786,297.00
Endowment Value $22,366,279.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 5
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$1,767,452$0$444,750
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$1,767,452--$444,750
Individual Contributions$2,130,952$6,800,177$4,053,250
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$7,375,597$7,589,451$7,331,490
Investment Income, Net of Losses----$16,582
Membership Dues------
Special Events$77,111$70,061$39,301
Revenue In-Kind$11,492$22,080--
Other$679,118$727,566$42,942
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$10,964,661$9,305,510$8,584,067
Administration Expense$1,504,661$1,384,617$1,277,718
Fundraising Expense$595,342$573,405$523,355
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.921.351.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%83%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue15%8%12%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$16,931,676$18,205,982$16,019,855
Current Assets$2,249,085$2,696,676$3,118,396
Long-Term Liabilities$3,820,063$4,334,346$1,929,893
Current Liabilities$903,559$672,906$1,494,240
Total Net Assets$12,208,054$13,198,730$12,595,722
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.494.012.09
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets23%24%12%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 2/2015View
Comments
Organization Comments
Audited financial statements for FY 2014 prepared by Keiter CPA.
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided from audited financial statements.
  • Audited financial statements represent the consolidated financial position of St. Joseph's Villa and its subsidiaries: Flagler Home, St. Joseph's Villa Housing Corporation, and St. Joseph's Villa Housing Corporation II.
  • IRS Form 990s represent the sole financial position of St. Joseph's Villa.

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Economic Prosperity

The region’s resources are sustainable and its residents are economically stable and secure