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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 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 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

Growing A Family Through Love and Faith

Nick and Tessa Brown believe in the power of foster parenting and adopting. That belief has carried them through challenges and changes and made them a family of seven. “If you open your home, you will be blessed just as much as you are blessing that child,” said Tessa. Years ago, Nick’s father and stepmother […]

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Building A Space For Independence

Mathew’s days are filled with things he loves to do— swinging outside, attending a day support program, and dancing to his favorite music from Luther Vandross and Maroon 5. His compassionate caregivers, Connie and Archie Elam, describe the 27-year-old as fun and sweet. Mathew has autism and communicates through laughs, sign language, and an iPad […]

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Hope and Healing No Matter What

Many years ago, Margo Humes made a promise to herself and to DePaul—to open her heart and home to any child who needed her for however long they needed her. She has kept that promise for 19 years. “I think all children need a home, all children need stability in their life,” said Margo. “I […]

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Finally, The Care He Deserves

Imagine spending most of your childhood on a waiting list for life-changing services. The services you need are there, in your community, but you’re told to wait in line with more than 13,000 other Virginians. Your parents are told to wait, knowing your care, and your life, will improve once it’s your turn. But you […]

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Keeping Connections No Matter What

DePaul’s OPTIONS day support centers looked different for much of 2020. To keep participants and staff safe, the centers paused operations. It was a difficult decision and adjustment for everyone involved. “It’s hard to be away from each other because we are like a big family,” said Renee Graves, the day support coordinator at Fishersville […]

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The Safe Space Between

The space between 10-year-old Bentley and DePaul clinician Molly McPike-Copenhaver may have grown, but that space is still as safe as it always was. Bentley, who has autism, is one of many connecting with DePaul’s community-based services staff members virtually. He meets with them a few times a week, and they make sure the virtual […]

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