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.

DePaul Community Resources is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.

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

Adapting for Families in Need

Janelle Bronniman grabs her notepad and pen, puts on a cloth face covering, and walks toward a patio—the new location for her home visits with foster parents Kristina and Beth. COVID-19 has changed the world we live in, and not surprisingly, the way our foster care program operates. Caseworkers are getting creative with the ways […]

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Spotlight Stories

Adapting to A New Normal at Harvard Home

From scavenger hunts to cookie decorating and all the backyard picnics in between, the ladies who live in DePaul’s Waynesboro group home, Harvard Home, are staying busy. Life for these ladies looks a lot different these days, like many of our lives do during the COVID-19 pandemic. Harvard Home is adapting. The typical trips and […]

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Adapting at DePaul

Information Technology

DePaul’s transition to remote work during COVID-19 was quick and seamless, thanks to the hard work of our director of support services, finance team members, and our outside IT vendor, NCG. “Our organization provides services that are far beyond amazing,” said Eyvette Evans, director of support services. “I am not on the frontline of being […]

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Adapting at DePaul

Foster Care

COVID-19 has changed the world we live in, and not surprisingly, the way our foster care program operates. Foster care team members have learned to stay safe and social distance, while still maintaining important communications with foster families and children. “We cannot stop the essential work of assessing the wellbeing of our children and providing […]

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Adapting at DePaul

Finance/Human Resources

DePaul Community Resources cannot open doors to hope and belonging without a Human Resources and Finance team it can count on. Under normal circumstances, this is the busiest time of year for our finance team as they prepare for the coming fiscal year’s budget. It typically takes about three months to put together our organization’s […]

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Spotlight Stories

Phases of Foster Care

Finding the Freedom to Dream Travis was 13 years old when his world turned upside down. He knew his family was dysfunctional. He knew that the drugs and abuse weren’t normal. But he never expected that he would have to leave. At 13, Travis entered the foster care system, along with his younger brother. “It […]

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