Special MESSAGE:

Click here: John G. Wood School COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan for Reopening School 2020

Special note: all staff, students, and visitors will be screened daily upon arrival to campus and John G. Wood School
for COVID 19 symptoms. 

As the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, be assured that VHBG leadership is making sure we continue to provide high-quality care to the youth we serve. The safety and well-being of our youth, their families and guardians, our staff, and the community are always central to our mission. We are meeting daily to plan and oversee VHBG’s operations in light of this situation. We are following guidelines from both the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). We communicate as needed with the Henrico County Health Department.  If you are interested in learning how to communicate with youth about the Coronavirus or any serious issue, click this link to the Child Mind Institute. We think it’s helpful.  

Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (VHBG) is a nonprofit organization that has been serving children in crisis since 1846. In the 1960’s, we stopped operating as an orphanage and now provide transitional living services, specialized education, and therapeutic resources to youth with emotional and behavioral health concerns.

Our group homes and independent living apartments are located on a 30+ acre park-like campus in Henrico County, Virginia. This neighborhood setting provides ample space for quiet walks or exciting ball games on... Read More
Therapeutic Resources

VHBG provides a continuum of therapeutic services to meet the needs of the youth we serve on campus, as well as those residing in surrounding communities. Nathan was an angry... Read More
Specialized School

Our specialized school is just the right size to teach students with emotional and behavioral challenges that impact their academic success. Ethan had a tough time when it came to... Read More

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Let's make mental health first aid as common as CPR. Check out these training sessions we have to offer.

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Introducing our Independent Living Arrangement

For youth 17-21 who have aged out of traditional foster care, there is hope for their future.

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Celebrating Volunteer Week

Banana Republic/Gap at Stony Point and Short Pump Town Center volunteers give their time, talents, and money. Find out how they give in an especially unique way.

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