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About DePaul
About DePaul

About DePaul

Our vision: opening doors to hope and belonging.
Our values: fairness, integrity, respect, safety, and trust.

For 45 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 150 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

A New Year’s Message from DePaul CEO Renee Brown

Dear Friends, Donors, and Partners, As we begin another new year, many of us will revisit our priorities and goals. One of mine each year is Choose Gratitude. I believe it is important to express to those who walk alongside us, contribute to our mission, and partner in creating solutions just how important you are. […]

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The Power of Family

DePaul foster parents Andrea and Matt Zimmerman understand the strength of stability, support, and connection for children in foster care. “It’s about adding more support and love into their life, rather than trying to replace anything,” said Andrea. This summer, Andrea and Matt opened their home to siblings, an 8-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy. […]

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The Power of OPTIONS

When DePaul paused operations at its OPTIONS day support centers due to the pandemic, Dave did his best to wait patiently. But he struggled. His engagement with the community became limited, his days slowed down, his world became a bit smaller. Then, OPTIONS was reopened. Dave returned to the program in Madison Heights and the […]

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DePaul announces new CEO to lead organization

November 21, 2022 — After an extensive search process that included candidates from across the nation, DePaul Community Resources is pleased to announce that Renee Brown has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer. “Renee brings to the role her well-rounded experience in service fields and executive leadership, her enthusiasm for problem-solving and creativity, and […]

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How A Calling and A Commitment Changed A Family Forever

When DePaul foster parents Kevin and Victoria Stewart opened their home to Isaiah, they made a commitment to care for him, to love him, and to be there for him as long as he needed them. Four years later, the adoption papers have been signed, the family has grown closer and stronger, and Isaiah is […]

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How A Family’s Love Transcended Its Loss

The bond between Curtis Hall and his daughter Beth is unbreakable—the love and trust they share immeasurable. That bond helped Curtis and Beth navigate the heartbreaking loss of her mother, Carolyn, in 2011. After his wife passed away, Curtis knew he had to be there for Beth as much as possible. She needed him more […]

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