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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

6 Stories 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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

A place where people are on the GROW!!!!! The staff are great and you can tell that they love the work that they do for the kids. So many smiling faces, and if you talk to any of the kids they will tell you that VHBG is a true family environment. Every time I visit the campus, there is always so many new exciting things going on for the kids.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Virginia Home for Boys and Girls is a life changing agency that really cares about the youth of yesterday, today and the future. As a former Teaching Parent who lived on campus with a house full of 8 boys, I've personally seen lives changed for the better. VHBG provides opportunities to youth that provide insight as to the future they can have if they work hard at their goals. Each child that comes into care is treated as an individual and is treated in a fair and respectful manner. Family-style living in a structured setting allows the youth to have clear expectations of behavior and behave accordingly.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

VHBG is changing and saving lives for teens and families in Virginia every day. Their evidence based approach to campus based group homes, alternative education and clinical and community-based services is exceptional and a one-of-a-kind resource in Virginia. The VHBG community is a family-like environment that builds on the strengths and resources of the teens and families they serve to support them achieving their greatest potential. Every day lives are changed as kids learn the skills to have a healthy family relationship, achieve their academic potential and access the support they need to be positive, productive and impactful citizens. Stories of kids who have gone on to achieve exceptional life goals are a reality every day because of the work of the people at VHBG.

Board Member

Rating: 5

VHBG has been a true home for many needy children and teenagers throughout its existence. These young men and women have gone on to lead very productive lives and have been community leaders.
The staff truly cares for and about our children and I am most proud to have been part of this organization for over 35 years.
Come visit...you will like what you see!!


Rating: 3

I think the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls is a wonderful agency. They help kids to reach their full potential that would otherwise fall through the cracks of society.