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

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

Fighting to Beat the Odds Mackenzie never expected to be where she is today—a happy and healthy 19-year-old high school graduate working on a nursing degree. Mackenzie spent years in the foster care system trying to find her place in the world. She entered the system when she was about 8 years old. She struggled […]

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Adapting at DePaul

Independent Living

Our Independent Living team at DePaul works hard to support young people ages 18-21 as they transition from life in foster care to life as adults. That support is still there, even though it looks a little different these days, due to COVID-19. “I miss them just as much as they miss us. But we […]

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Adapting at DePaul

Adoption

DePaul’s commitment to finding forever homes for children in need continues. Our adoption team is adjusting and adapting to make sure children have families that love them unconditionally and families have the support they need to thrive. The Adoption Through Collaborative Partnerships grant, or ATCP, covers the pre-adoption part of that effort. The ATCP team […]

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Adapting at DePaul

Sponsored Residential

The need for compassionate caregiving never stops, not even for COVID-19. DePaul’s sponsored residential team knows that need is still there and is adapting to meet it. “I am lucky to be blessed with such resilient and hardworking staff,” said Amber Wieringo, director of residential services. The sponsored residential team works to find compassionate caregivers […]

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