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

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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Keeping the Faith in Foster Care

In the world of foster care, some people feel called to open their homes to children in need. Jeff and Delrena Johnson are one of the couples who have answered that call. They explain that their faith led them to pursue fostering because of the need they saw in their own community and their desire […]

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A Foster Child’s Journey

Chapter 6 I never had a desire to search for or find my biological parents. But when my granddaddy passed away, I wanted to go to his funeral in support of my granny (my maternal grandparents). This would mean seeing my biological mom for the first time in about 18 years. Neither of my sisters […]

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Fixing the foster care crisis in Rockbridge County

DePaul Community Resources is helping Rockbridge County address a foster care crisis. The Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services currently has 50 children in foster care, and not nearly enough local foster parents with whom they can place the children. Due to the lack of foster parents, children are being placed across the state in […]

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Fully on Board

Todd Selkirk, current board member and former employee of DePaul Community Resources, has a “why” that has been developing his whole life. Todd’s father grew up in an orphanage, and though he never spoke much about it to Todd, learning about his father’s experience affected him greatly. “My father’s forever family started when he married […]

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