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All young people deserve to be loved and nurtured as they are embraced for their authentic identities.
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Donors and community volunteers play a critical role in supporting the organization’s needs.
Our mission is to restore hope through teaching and healing to ensure youth, young adults, and their families thrive.
We help young people across Virginia with emotional and behavioral health concerns by facilitating the healing process using a relationship-based, cognitive-behavioral approach.
The trauma-informed care youth receive in our group homes, independent living apartments, specialized K-12 school (John G. Wood), and therapeutic resource center restores hope to them and their families who then find the courage to thrive.
Our group homes and independent living apartments are located on a 30+ acre park-like campus in Henrico County, Virginia.
VHBG provides a continuum of therapeutic services to meet the needs of the youth we serve on campus, and those residing in surrounding communities.
John G. Wood School
Our specialized school is just the right size to teach students with emotional and behavioral challenges that impact their academic success.
Can you imagine being fully independent by age 18? Shana didn’t choose her childhood. She was born into a family of illegal substance abusers. Even her aunts, uncles, and grandparents…
Imagine that you live in poverty. Now imagine that what little you own just went up in flames due to a house fire. This is what happened to Eric and…
Imagine the sound of a large, iron bell ringing in the distance on a cold and snowy day – not once, but 27 times. Any time a loud bell on…
Dyana’s wish to be reunited with her siblings came true! More than three years ago, Dyana’s family was disrupted. The trauma of neglect and abuse left her and her three…
Stephen was asked by his school teacher ‘what do you want your life’s legacy to be?” He replied with the statement that he wanted people to know that he’d been…
JUSTIN’S STORY Virginia Home for Boys and Girls addresses the problem of belonging. The youth we serve need to find a place where they belong and are seen so they…
Imagine how good it feels to overcome a challenge. Now imagine you’re 12-years-old. “In the beginning, when I first came to John G. Wood School, I hated it. I felt…
Bobby was reunited with his biological mother and half-siblings he’d never met. He is thrilled! Virginia Home for Boys and Girls addresses the problem of belonging. The youth we serve need…
With a name like “Joy” you automatically expect a person with a face glowing with happiness. Instead, Joy’s face projected the misery and despair she felt. Thin from neglect and…
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