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

Spotlight Stories

The Spirit of Belonging

Brother and sister Morris and Mina have been part of CaSandra’s home since July 2015 when she welcomed them as foster children. Just over a year later, their adoption was finalized, and the two joined CaSandra’s big family. A long-time foster parent, CaSandra had originally intended to foster only girls and the rooms in her home, decked out […]

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Spotlight Stories

Getting a Read on Adoption

In celebration of National Library Week, DePaul staff members from our Christiansburg and Cedar Bluff offices presented several local libraries with donated books focusing on a topic near and dear to our hearts: adoption. During the month of April, Adoption Specialists Oma McReynolds and Andrea Oquendo in Christiansburg met with library staff at the Iris […]

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Second Annual Fun Fair

DePaul Community Resources is thrilled to continue a new tradition by hosting our Forest office’s Second Annual Fun Fair on Saturday, June 10. The family friendly event is free and open to the public, and will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the DePaul office located at 4859 Waterlick Road in Forest. […]

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2017 DePaul Leadership Conference: Ethical Autonomy and Intervention

On Thursday, May 18,  DePaul Community Resources hosted its second annual Leadership Conference, exploring the topic of Ethical Autonomy and Intervention. Michael Gillette led the full-day seminar and provided attendees with an opportunity to discuss ethical issues related to the health and well-being of our community. Attendees spent the majority of the day reviewing and discussing […]

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The Gathering

Earlier this month, employees of DePaul joined together for two days at Camp Bethel for our annual Gathering. During this event, we participated in several fun and restorative activities, recognized our FIRST award recipients, and celebrated our 40th birthday as an organization. We intentionally took time to focus on the important connection between self-care and […]

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Spotlight Stories

Building A Support System

Jason and Janice Annis knew they wanted to foster-to-adopt, so when they received a call about three brothers between the ages of 4 and 10, they were ready to open their home—and opening their home meant a new set of challenges. “Everyone wants adoption to be a Hallmark movie.” Janice said, “They don’t understand that […]

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