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

Spotlight Stories

High Expectations

There’s something to be said for independence: the way it makes us feel, the way it challenges us, the power it gives us. But independence isn’t always easy to find. Meet Ashley High. She lives her life without limits. Ashley is described as determined, confident, and strong. But her life has not been easy. Before […]

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Kaitlyn Coming Home

J.D. and Gabby Range started their foster care journey with open minds and open hearts. They hoped the journey would eventually lead to an adoption, but they were committed to changing a child’s life either way. The Range family was fully approved to foster by DePaul’s Big Stone Gap office in January 2017. The same […]

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Foster Resources

KinGAP: Helping Kids Come Home

Mary never imagined she would be a mom again after her two biological children grew up. She was content with her life. Those expectations were shattered when tragedy led her nephew Ben to her doorstep. Mary’s mom passed away, leaving pain and uncertainty in her wake. Before her death, Mary’s mom had been helping Mary’s […]

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Fostering: A Family Tradition

For Libby Edwards, being a foster parent runs in the family. When Libby was a child, her mother provided foster care through DePaul Community Resources and adopted a young girl who would become Libby’s sister. From an early age, Libby observed and learned about the foster care experience firsthand, and would later dedicate herself to […]

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Connecting at Camp

Five-year-old Blaine Rogers is smiling ear to ear as he lowers his fishing pole into the water at Smith Mountain Lake. He’s hoping for a big fish, and his parents are just hoping that smile is part of a memory that lasts forever. Blaine is one of many kids attending DePaul’s Family Camp at the […]

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Making a “Unique” Impact

Once a month, a group of people from all walks of life, with different developmental disabilities, meet to make a difference. It’s called the We Are Unique club. It began about 7 years ago when Cathy Wilson, a sponsored residential provider with DePaul, noticed a lack of volunteer opportunities for people with disabilities, like Lisa, […]

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