About DePaul
About DePaul

About DePaul

Our vision: opening doors to hope and belonging.
Our values: fairness, integrity, respect, safety, and trust.

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.

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

News & Events

You Made Room for OPTIONS

Your support during the renovation of our Roanoke office to accommodate the relocation of our day support program is one that has allowed our organization to completely customize the space to fit the needs of the individuals we serve. “The new OPTIONS Day Support is a well-deserved center that gives our individuals the opportunity to […]

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Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. What impact will your […]

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Spotlight Stories

Going Above and Beyond

When Ashley and Jared Walding decided they wanted to become parents, they knew the foster-to-adopt route would be the best way for them to grow their family. Both Ashley and Jared work in the education field, specializing in behavior analysis and assisting children with special needs. In their profession, the Waldings often see children without […]

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Spotlight Stories

Keeping the Door Open

During the 18 years they provided foster care, Johnny and Jeanette Taylor had never intended to adopt. They had already seen their biological children through to adulthood, fostered numerous children and teens, and felt content. When a quiet, 14-year-old boy named Zeak was placed in their home for short-term foster care, the Taylors welcomed him […]

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Governor proclaims October 2018 to be Disability History Awareness Month in Virginia

WHEREAS, according to the 2016 Disability Status Report from Cornell University, nearly 12 percent of Virginians, over one million individuals, have a diagnosed disability; and WHEREAS, people with disabilities have made profound contributions throughout history, but they have not typically been included in history books or studied by children during their school years; and WHEREAS, […]

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Spotlight Stories

Committing to Love

When Faith entered the foster care system four years ago at the age of 9, she was lonely and afraid. Due to the trauma she suffered in her young life, Faith’s therapist didn’t believe it was possible for her to find permanency through adoption. Yet Faith had another person on her care team who believed […]

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