On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I’d like to welcome you to the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services Foundation website. Our foundation was established to support the operation of HopeTree Family Services, but it is so much more than that. Through the generosity of our supporters, we’re able to continue the important work started by the Baptist Orphanage of Virginia over 120 years ago. That support has also enabled us to expand our mission, and now we serve disadvantaged children & youth, as well as adults with intellectual disabilities. Our supporters have also enabled us to construct HopeTree Academy, a comprehensive school focused on giving young people the education they need to succeed, and operate 17 group homes for adults with intellectual disabilities throughout Virginia.
No matter what the needs have been, supporters just like you have risen to the challenge and helped us meet those needs. As a result, HopeTree Family Services has grown into both a comprehensive youth services organization and a well-respected service organization for adults with intellectual disabilities. Please consider joining with us to meet these ongoing needs by supporting HopeTree’s mission as we work together to build hope for better lives.
Dr. Stephen Richerson