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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 46 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

Dear Friends, Donors, and Partners, Each year, instead of making a new year resolution, I think about a new year focus. Last year, I shared a message with you about Gratitude. This year, I have landed on Adventure. Why adventure? Well, adventure embodies the spirit of exploration, challenge, and the courage to step into the […]

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Building a Beautiful Life Together

It was loss that led Sharon to a life of caregiving. Her daughter was born with a serious health condition and sadly passed away at the age of 7. It was heartbreaking, life changing, and eye opening. “During that journey, I saw that there were a lot of kids with special needs that needed support, […]

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Camp, Connection, and Journeys to Forever

From the ropes course to the creek and all the crafts and dances in between, this year’s Post-Adoption Summer Camp was a day to remember. “Family camp was super fun,” said Jaelynn. “I really liked the hike and the food. I can’t wait to go back next year!” The post-adoption program is supported by a […]

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The Impact of Opportunities

Lewis loves his days at DePaul’s OPTIONS day support center in Madison Heights. For him, the program has provided an opportunity to engage with others, explore his community, and expand his world. Lewis’ mom Delphine said the program’s positive impact on him is hard to describe, but easy to see. “It’s something good for him […]

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The Right Thing To Do

David and Christy Reed believe in doing the right thing. It is what guides their lives, and it is what led them to become foster parents. They wanted to provide a safe, loving home for children in need no matter what. Before they started the process, they made sure their biological children were on board […]

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More Than A Gift

Nathacha and Candice, like other staff members at DePaul, take the work of hope and belonging seriously. They understand how life-changing it can be and that sometimes it can take them out of the office, out of homes, out of comfort zones. Recently, the work of hope and belonging led them to a family’s home […]

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