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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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 our fields. Read these real stories to find out how important our Transitional Living Services are to a youth in crisis. Justin … Read More

Therapeutic Resources

Friday, June 2, 2017

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 and defiant young man who had no use for school or rules. His mother was battling an alcohol addiction and his father was nowhere to … Read More

Specialized School

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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 learning. He struggled and was removed from three public schools before landing at VHBG’s John G. Wood School. Instead of asking “what’s wrong with you?” … Read More

Joy’s Story

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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 starved of education, at the age of 13 she lived with a mother who didn’t care for her. She went unnoticed until her school reported … Read More

Bobby’s Story

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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 to find a place where they belong and are seen so they can find hope and healing from their trauma. They often feel like they … Read More

Erin’s Story

Monday, June 7, 2021

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 like I could not do anything fun. I felt like everyone was against me. I felt like I didn’t belong here so I started acting … Read More