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. We have canceled our Youth Mental Health First Aid workshop scheduled for March 20, postponed the Donor Appreciation Reception scheduled for April 2, and the Auxiliary Card Party scheduled for April 16.
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.
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