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Your help gives our students brighter futures.

At the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism, students develop skills that help them achieve the greatest degree of independence and access to the community as they transition into adulthood.  Parents say our unique approach makes the difference.   Your generosity makes it possible.

Please consider making a gift to the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism today.  Your gift helps our children and youth enter a new day in their lives.

We are able to accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

You can also donate with your credit card over the phone by calling 804-200-1616.

To make a gift by check, make payable to St. Joseph’s Villa and mail to:
St. Joseph’s Villa
Development Office
8000 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227

Use memo line on check to indicate designation for Sarah Dooley Center for Autism.

St. Joseph's Villa BBB Charity Seal

St. Joseph’s Villa is recognized by the Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia as an Accredited Charity.  Click here to view the BBB Wise Giving Charity Report on St. Joseph’s Villa.

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