A Grace Place Adult Care Center
8030 Staples Mill Road
Richmond VA 23228-2322
Mission Statement
A Grace Place provides individualized day support services for adults with disabilities and age-related conditions to support community-based living and prevent isolation. 

AGP will be the premier provider of person-centered support services for adults with disabilities & age-related conditions and their caregivers. We will promote dignity and respect, and we will demystify fears to promote one community that is accepting of all diversity.

CEO/Executive Director Ms. Karen E. Webb
Board Chair Mr. Mark A. Tripodi
Board Chair Company Affiliation Salus Consulting LLC
Contact Information
Address 8030 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 232282322
Telephone 804 261-0205
Fax 804 261-5755
E-mail info@agprva.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1967
Former Names
Adult Development Center1967
Adult Care Services1993
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $3,516,703.00
Projected Expenses $3,505,050.00
A Grace Place provides individualized day support services for adults with disabilities and age-related conditions to support community-based living and prevent isolation. 

AGP will be the premier provider of person-centered support services for adults with disabilities & age-related conditions and their caregivers. We will promote dignity and respect, and we will demystify fears to promote one community that is accepting of all diversity.


A Grace Place is proud to share our following organizational achievements:

  • Recognized for our Memory Support program and our LGBT sensitivity
  • Awarded a BBB Accredited Charity
  • Instituted all-agency events, promoting a more cohesive culture within agency
  • Created a staff-wide corporate culture of learning and leadership development, affecting all connections, including client-staff and client-client relationships
  • Recipient of first ever VCU community engagement grant


A Grace Place provides therapeutic activities that are directly linked to clients’ desired personal outcomes documented in their Individual Service Plans, including the following:

· Provide purposeful and meaningful skills development – Each activity promotes functions that foster independence and carry over into community life. For example, purposeful activities, such as learning to set a table, take precedence over playing Bingo. (Games and coloring are used for periods of relaxation, and these activities do work on outcomes such as hand-eye coordination.)

· Provide educational activities – These activities vary with the cognitive abilities of clients. Examples range from learning how to spell their names to reading the newspaper and discussing particular stories.

· Provide sustained opportunities for optimal health – The overall program includes participating in physical activities designed especially for the types of disabilities and frailties that our clients experience; learning and practicing good nutrition; learning and practicing how to prevent infectious diseases; and focusing on proactive medical monitoring.

· Promote community inclusion - Staff focuses on activities that the general population spends time doing, promoting clients’ independence and community integration. A morning coffee klatch, for example, has become a regular routine for several clients from different programs.

  1. Unrestricted dollars for annual fund goal of $850,246
  2. Upgraded audio/visual systems in support of agency-wide music and dance programs, totaling $10,000
  3. Client furniture tables / chairs etc., totaling $5,200
  4. Recreational items for clients (board games, outdoor games, basketball hoop, books, computer software, activities). Estimated total $10,000
  5. Volunteers who are self-directed and have the ability to support current client activities. We also need volunteers to answer phones and tend to the front desk.



Since 1967, A Grace Place has provided person-centered care that helps our service population connect with the community and engage in life as much as possible. Louis Michaux, who had severe cerebral palsy, founded the agency. Michaux did not want to provide adult “day care” for people with disabilities. He wanted to provide something more ordinary: a place to go each day for socialization, intellectual stimulation, health maintenance, and assistance with daily living activities in a way that promoted independence.

A Grace Place provides daytime therapeutic services for 220 adults, age 18+, with disabilities and age-related conditions. Our clients come from the greater Richmond area have complex mixes of multiple chronic conditions that can lead to progressive illnesses or life-threatening complications. They also have functional limitations, meaning they often need help with basic daily activities like eating, getting dressed, and toileting.


We help our clients strengthen their self-determination, become healthier through physical activity and medical monitoring, and become more connected to their communities – both within our facility and in the greater community.


Following a person-centered therapeutic model, we help our clients enjoy beneficial recreation and nursing support in an environment that encourages social interactions as well as intellectual and physical activities. We work toward their individualized goals to maximize their outcomes on their Individual Service Plans. Despite our clients’ limitations, they have the capacity to participate in a range of community activities when provided the opportunity and appropriate supports.

Adult Day Health: Two distinct programs serve adults with age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, or physical disabilities that originated during early childhood or are the consequence of acute incidents that have resulted in chronic conditions, including cerebral palsy, diabetes, blindness, deafness, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

Connections: Three programs to serve adults diagnosed with intellectual or developmental disabilities or autism. Many have additional medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy. This program fosters and maintains clients’ connections to their communities.


CEO Statement

We maintain strict licensure and regulatory oversight that drives a quality assurance similar to that of an accredited healthcare facility. Each month we compile data for each client in every program, and we have quarterly reviews combining reports from our care support coordinators, our agency health professionals, and our clients’ case managers. Annually, we have 6 licensure agencies audit our programs, resulting in detailed evidence of best practices.

A Grace Place is a BBB Accredited Charity meeting all 20 of their Standards for Charity, and we are the 2012 recipients of VCU Department of Gerontology’s TIME award (Theoretical Innovation in Maintaining Evidence-Based Practice). We have also been recognized for our LGBT sensitivity, as well as our Memory Support Program, person-centered care practices, and service learning.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Dinwiddie County
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
New Kent County
Amelia County
Northern Neck
Northern Virginia
Colonial Heights, City
Hopewell, City
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County

We serve individuals throughout Central Virginia and as far away as Spotsylvania County and New Kent County.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Mark A. Tripodi
Company Affiliation Salus Consulting LLC
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2018
Email info@agprva.org
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. John Franklin BB&T Capital Markets
Mr. Robert E. Hazelton (Dominion Due Diligence Group
Ms. Wendy Pestrue JDBon Secours Virginia Health System, V.P. of Demographic Health and Wellness
Ms. Julie S. Peterman BB&T Capital Markets
Mr. Patrick Sanderson Neumann & Dunn
Mr. Mark A. Tripodi Salus Consulting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 2
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Directors and Officers Policy
General Property Coverage
General Property Coverage and Professional Liability
Medical Health Insurance
Professional Liability
Property in Transit and Off Premises
Risk Management Provisions
Special Event Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Karen E. Webb

On January 20, 2014, Karen Webb was appointed the new CEO. For more than three decades, Webb has served in executive leadership roles for nonprofit organizations at the national, regional, and local level. 

  • Trident Food Service Equipment Corporation, CEO (1.5 years)
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia, President and CEO (17.5 years)
  • American Red Cross, Narragansette Chapter, CEO (5 years)
  • Prince George's Volunteer Health Clinic, Executive Director (3 years)


Former CEOs
Mrs. Lynne K. Seward - Jan
Senior Staff
Mrs. Sheila Dalbey Program Director, Day Care
Alan L. Hutson Chief Development Officer
Ms. Joan Russell RNDirctore of Nursing and Wellness
Ms. Marsha Thornton Program Director, Connections
Full Time Staff 35
Part Time Staff 30
Volunteers 45
Contractors 2
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted 2015
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
Time Award (Theoretical Innovation and Maintaining Evidence-Based Practice of Gerontology)VCU School of Gerontology2012
Accredited Charity SealBBB2013
Accredited Charity SealBBB2014

We provide daytime health services for adults with IDD (intellectual and developmental disabilities), age-related conditions, physical disabilities, Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias, and also provide respite and support for their caregivers. We serve adults, ages 18 and older and our current clients range in age from 20 to 100. We work with clients and their family caregivers to ensure every client is able to remain engaged in their surroundings, and remain as safe and healthy as possible.

Population Served Adults
Short Term Success
1.  Stabilization of individual with care needs.
2.  Ensure proper nutrition for low income members.
3.  Delayed placement in residential care facility.
4.  Enable family members to maintain employment.
5.  Reduce stress, improve health of family caregivers.
Long Term Success

Enable adults who are eligible for residential care facilities to live in their own homes or with family members, and participate in the life of the community.


Connections is built to serve adults diagnosed with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Many within this program also have additional medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy. Each participant in our Connections program has a personal care plan designed by our program director, the client’s case manager, and the client’s family and/or group home director. The personal care plans focus on individual goals, not specific activities. This allows the group to share activities and the connections they provide, while working on their personal goals with the support of a staff member. We provide a low staff member to client ratio which enables this intensive support. Activities occur both inside the agency and outside, to reflect the array of connections we all need to remain healthy and feel included.

Adult Day clients enjoy therapeutic recreation and nursing support in an environment that encourages social interactions as well as intellectual and physical activity. The space enables small and large group activities as well as field trips to local destinations such as parks, restaurants, and stores.

Explorers provides community inclusion and life skill development for residents of area nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. Participants’ diagnoses include intellectual disabilities and/or cerebral palsy and all require wheelchair and mobility assistance for the program’s daily outings into the community. The center also provides specialized transportation, including lift-equipped vans to support these outings. Activities are designed to build independence and increase socialization. Participants, supported by coaches, visit local stores and restaurants to shop and dine, take part in arts and crafts activities, and participate in regular exercise programs.


Memory Support serves those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Participants include the elderly in various stages of dementia, as well as younger adults with early onset Alzheimer’s. The program is located in an area specifically designed to ensure participants feel comfortable, safe, and supported. Our program’s holistic approach includes a regular schedule of physical, mental, and social stimulation daily.

CEO/ED/Board Comments

Our biggest challenge is the physical space in which our new programs take place. Due to licensure ratios, we don’t have the room to increase programs.

A Grace Place has two other challenges that are agency-wide. One of the overriding challenges we face as an agency is the community’s perception of the population we serve. There is that uncomfortable mix of pity and fear that puts people in an “out of sight, out of mind” disposition. We work to dispel those fears through education and by connecting our clients to their community and encouraging them to become active participants in it. As the community members’ fears are demystified, their ability to embrace diversity increases. Time and again, we witness new volunteers’ body language transform from closed and anxious to open and approachable as they become more comfortable with our clients.

Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $3,516,703.00
Projected Expenses $3,505,050.00
Endowment Value $415,144.00
Spending Policy N/A
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$11,259$0$41,196
Individual Contributions$308,596$545,206$382,127
Investment Income, Net of Losses$33,336$6,776$1,763
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$13,970--$90,571
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,674,605$2,731,395$2,550,269
Administration Expense$228,443$447,069$313,457
Fundraising Expense$213,954$141,821$153,783
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.980.981.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%82%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue50%22%29%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,354,635$1,444,531$1,400,404
Current Assets$819,772$804,830$835,946
Long-Term Liabilities$48,994$68,674$8,942
Current Liabilities$337,129$321,336$255,931
Total Net Assets$968,512$1,054,521$1,135,531
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.432.503.27
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets4%5%1%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application Confirmation 5/2016View
Organization Comments Another continual trial we encounter is funding. Government funding is never enough to provide the level of care that our clients need and deserve. We are finding though, that by taking every opportunity to tell our story to the community, we are developing a viable and sustainable funding stream.
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided from audited financial statements.
  • Audited financial statements and IRS 990s prepared by Meadows, Urquhart, Acree & Cook, LLP.
  • "Revenue from "Individuals" also includes support from special events, corporations and foundations.