About DePaul
About DePaul

About DePaul

Our vision: opening doors to hope and belonging.
Our values: fairness, integrity, respect, safety, and trust.
Our goal: to be a touchstone provider of services to individuals with unique challenges.

For 40 years, DePaul Community Resources has opened doors to hope and belonging for families and individuals across Central and Southwest Virginia.

We are not only a nonprofit human services organization—we are a social impact organization. Every day we work to change the world by improving the lives of children, families, and individuals with developmental disabilities. With more than 200 staff, a network of over 400 care providers, foster and adoptive parents, and a host of volunteers, advocates, and partners, it is work that we cannot accomplish alone. Hope and belonging is for all of us—with your help, we can make this vision a reality for countless Virginians who cannot imagine it today.

To view the DePaul Community Resources Annual Report, please click below:

2016 DePaul Community Resources Annual Report

Our Leadership

DePaul exercises leadership at all levels of the organization. We have many teams working each day to make decisions that help us do our best work. Each team has its own unique purpose and brings a distinct value to our work. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, DePaul is led by a volunteer board of directors. The board is tasked with establishing the strategic direction for the organization to ensure DePaul is poised for a vital future in the decades ahead. The executive leadership team is responsible for ensuring organizational strategy, organizational health, and organizational structure. Under the direction of the president and CEO, the executive team provides direction, protection, and order for the organization and to ensure alignment of all departments as DePaul heads toward our north star of hope and belonging.

News & Events

Foster Resources

Eight Steps to Becoming a Foster Parent

In Virginia, the need for supportive, nurturing foster homes is great. Especially now, as the opioid epidemic and other forms of drug abuse are fracturing families and sending more and more children and teens into the foster care system. Currently, Virginia is ranked the worst in the nation for teens aging out of foster care […]

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News & Events

Fostering Everyday Love

A Campaign to Recruit 60 New, Loving Foster Homes by May DePaul Community Resources has officially launched their Fostering Everyday Love Campaign after making four simultaneous press conferences across Virginia on January 30th. The nonprofit organization announced a rapid increase in children and teens entering the foster care system due to multiple types of abuse […]

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Spotlight Stories

Fostering Love After Adoption

Steve and Lillian are supportive and capable foster parents who have recently adopted their nine-year-old son, Elijah. The Slipps took Elijah into their home as an emergency respite placement and knew from the start that Elijah was sweet and loving. Steve and Lillian are a good team, both with older adult children in their 20s, […]

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Spotlight Stories

Discovering Childhood

When Dacota first came to the DePaul foster home of former child therapist, Gary Hillard, he was angry. After the system around Dacota chose to see him for his behaviors, Gary saw him for who he was, an active, fun-loving child. Gary advocated for Dacota to receive the very best care—going against the grain of […]

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Waiting Children

Are You Jonathan’s Forever Home?

Meet Jonathan Jonathan is 15-years-old and in the 9th grade. He enjoys all his courses in school and excels academically. He enjoys playing football and basketball. He is very talented and enjoys showing off his talent by spinning the basketball on all of his fingers! When he is done with high school, he hopes to begin a […]

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Spotlight Stories

Growing Together

While this past year has been one full of growth and positive change for DePaul, not many service locations have experienced a transition as dramatic as our Fishersville OPTIONS center. This day support program serving adults with developmental disabilities has undergone an all-around transformation—from the physical setting of the center, to a strengthened commitment in […]

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