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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Group Homes, Human Services

Mission: Virginia home for boys and girls (vhbg) offers strength and hope to children and families in our communities, empowering them to achieve greater success. This is accomplished through a system of care that provides an array of integrated services for at-risk youth and their families. Vhbg is the only site in virginia certified by the international teaching-family association. Vhbg implements the credentialed teaching- family model of care. Vhbg provides family-style group home and alternative school services on its campus, complemented by community-based counseling services and intensive in-home services throughout virginia.

Programs: Group care services vhbg is a leader in providing a comprehensive system of care for serving the needs of youth and families. Six community-based group homes, licensed by the department of social services, are located on vhbg's campus. This program provides family-style living for boys and girls ages 11-17 using the evidence-based teaching-family model, emphasizing the development of positive social and independent living skills and healthy family relationships to support lifelong success. Additionally, vhbg operates a department of behavioral health licensed group home in a satellite location. This program, known as fast, provides a short-term 90-day youth and family assessment service designed to help kids and families stay connected and in the community, to prevent or transition youth back home from long-term out-of-home placements.

alternative education the john g. Wood school is a licensed and accredited private day school for students with disabilities which serves boys and girls, grades k-12 including residents of vhbg as well as students from the surrounding greater richmond community. The school is located on the vhbg campus and is operated by vhbg. The school was founded to provide an alternative educational opportunity for children whose special education needs cannot be adequately met by the public schools. Utilizing the teaching-family model, these students develop the skills necessary to achieve their academic goals and advance as productive contributors.

therapeutic resources the therapeutic resources department provides community-based prevention and intervention services include intensive in-home counseling, home- based counseling, mentoring, intensive care coordination, and individual, family, and group outpatient therapy. These services are designed to help families address needs within their own homes to prevent placement outside the home or successfully transition and maintain youth returning back home to permanency.

program support services these services include human resources, maintenance of facilities, quality assurance & risk management, health care, training and evaluation, referral and placement services, and finance.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Douglas E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was fourteen and my brother four when we entered the Home sixty years ago. It was saving lives then and it still does. It gave us a life without strife, hunger or cold. It gave us comfort and guidance when we most needed it.