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

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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News & Events

Embracing Everyday Life

DePaul Community Resources Aims to Improve Gap in Care Choices Following Closure of Virginia Training Centers DePaul Community Resources announced the launch of a new campaign that seeks to identify homes for people with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities following the closure of Virginia’s third training center. The closures are the result of an investigation conducted by the […]

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Spotlight Stories

How Our Garden Grows

Madison Heights OPTIONS day support center is surrounded by beautiful landscaping filled with trees, flowers, and out back, an expansive garden. Monday mornings, the Hill City Master Gardener Association members are on the property by 9 a.m., weeding and tilling before the heat and bugs creep up on them, and by 10 a.m., four or […]

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Spotlight Stories

A Life She Deserves

To Victoria (known to her closest friends as Vicky), an ideal day includes writing, cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with friends. For most of her life, she did not live in a setting that gave her the freedom to do her favorite things or have close friends to share in those experiences. Before moving […]

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Spotlight Stories

With Open Arms

Regardless of age, background, or situation, foster parents Julia McIntosh and Tom Moore have welcomed children into their home and their lives with open arms. With the support of one of Julia’s work colleagues who was also considering foster care, Julia and Tom first pursued foster parenting in 2016 and soon after became an approved […]

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Adoption Resources

The Cost of Private Adoption vs. Adoption From Foster Care

It takes a special person to offer the lifelong gift of permanency to a child in need of a place to belong. Families who wish to welcome children or teens into their homes through adoption will discover there are many avenues to adoption. Primarily, adoptions fall into two categories: private adoption and adoption from foster […]

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