Who We Are
Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (VHBG) is a nonprofit organization that has been serving children in crisis since 1846. Nearly 50% of VHBG’s budget is supported by philanthropic dollars and community volunteers play a critical role in supporting the organization’s needs.
At VHBG, our mission is to help children across Virginia with behavioral and emotional health issues by facilitating the healing process using a teaching-family approach. The care children receive from our group homes, John G. Wood alternative K-12 school, and outpatient counseling clinic restores hope to them and their families who then find the courage to thrive.
What We Believe
We believe all children deserve to grow up surrounded by a loving, nurturing family. All children deserve encouragement; protection and a sense of belonging that come from supportive adult relationships in a healthy family environment and a safe supportive community. After all, a healthy family is critical to every child’s ability to live a successful life.