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.

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

Little Victories – Having Each Other’s Backs

For DeVionne, a smart, 18-year-old young man who experienced multiple unstable environments in his younger years, coming to live with Uriah Bowser and Denise Lee seemed like just another place to stay. But as the weeks went by, he came to realize that this was a place to grow and belong. While DeVionne is the […]

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Spotlight Stories

Facing Life Together

Reverend Garry and Beccy McGlinchy adopted their son Tate in 2012, not knowing then that the scared and uncertain boy joining their family would grow into the big-hearted, self-sufficient man he is today. Tate faced a hard road as a child in the foster care system, and his past made early interactions and bonding with […]

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Spotlight Stories

Coming Home to the Kidds

When Respite Placements Become FamilyWhen Tommy’s parents died within a month of each other, he needed an emergency placement in the form of a temporary home. What he found instead was a loving forever home with the Kidds. Tommy has been a part of Cheryl and Ray Kidds’ home for 13 years, entering sponsored residential […]

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Spotlight Stories

Foster Family Turned Forever Family

Since becoming foster parents with DePaul in December 2015, Jeremy and Angel Yuvanavattana’s family has more than doubled in size. With two young biological daughters, Jeremy and Angel first decided to foster in hopes of adopting a son into their family. Friends and relatives recommended DePaul to them, and soon their journey to become foster […]

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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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