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

News & Events

Moving Our Horizon

A Message From DePaul CEO Amanda Stanley At our recent donor appreciation brunch, we shared stories that demonstrated the deep impact this organization has had on the lives of those we serve. We put stories of belonging center-stage. How we tell stories, especially ones about overcoming adversity, matters a lot. Which ones we choose to […]

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Spotlight Stories

Love No Matter What

Unconditional love. Those two words may remind you of Hallmark cards, or wedding vows, or lines in your favorite book. But for Jared and Ashley Walding, those words were a commitment they made to two boys who were in desperate need. When Jared and Ashley got married, they knew they wanted kids but didn’t necessarily […]

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Creating Hats with Heart

Darlene Maddox is hard at work–her hands moving seamlessly and smoothly along the loom as she knits beautifully-colored hats. She’s got orders to fill and dreams to catch. Darlene is 68 years old. She has a mild intellectual disability. But that’s not how her life is defined. She’s an artist, a hat-maker, a creative mind. […]

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Carrying Their Burdens

Children in foster care often carry the heavy burdens of trauma, abuse, neglect, and the anxiety related to the uncertainty of their futures. Finding loving parents to help them carry that weight is core to DePaul’s mission. Greg and Gloria Killen are those loving parents. Greg and Gloria are in their late 60s, so they […]

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Love After Loss

Loss is never an easy thing to overcome. For Letitia Nalley, loss left an indescribable void that she would later seek to fill. Letitia’s son, Jeremy, passed away when he was just 26 years old. Jeremy bravely battled IPEX syndrome, which involves the development of multiple autoimmune disorders. “When you care for someone every day, […]

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The Journey to Independence

Stephen Sharp’s road to adulthood has not always been easy. Stephen was placed into foster care at the age of 16, after he stopped going to school and spent time in a detention center. He was a teenager forced to adjust to a new way of life in a group home. He found himself having […]

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