Residents

The residents of The Virginia Home are vibrant, active and passionate individuals. They live their lives with courage and grace despite the daily challenges they face and endure. Our residents come from nearly every city and county of the Commonwealth, and represent diverse backgrounds. They are athletes, artists, adventurers, poets, swimmers, workers, advocates and volunteers! They also represent many ethnic races, religions and cultures. But the one thing residents of The Virginia Home do have in common is that they face life with courage and determination.

The residents of The Virginia Home require round-the-clock care. Typically their families, caretakers, or other facilities are unable to provide the range of services they need. Those admitted are diagnosed with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, stroke, and/or degenerative disorders like multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy. The average age of our residents is 50 and most will live a normal life span. They will live at The Home for an average of 20 years – the longest stay in our history being 60 years. The decision to move into The Virginia Home is a life decision as we become their home and their extended family.

Residents of The Home are without a doubt some of the most inspiring individuals you will meet. Their abilities and desires to try new adventures are remarkable. Our residents create masterpieces of art, design clothing, speak and write with the help of adaptive equipment. They ride handcycles, participate in 5Ks, golf, ski, surf, dance, and sing. They work and volunteer in the community and travel the US. The residents of The Virginia Home are loved, cared for and lead meaningful and joyful lives. Here at The Virginia Home they are given the opportunity to live their lives with dignity, respect and have the chance to pursue their personal dreams regardless of the challenges they may face.

…this is truly the dream of Mary Tinsley Greenhow fulfilled.

Carol Santa Maria and Doug Farnsler

The Virginia Home is truly unique! It is HOME in the best sense of the word. Staff and volunteers are caring, motivating, creative folks. Residents are respected-but it’s more than that -they are treated with the love a family experiences. As a mom I can’t tell you how comforting that is. I thank God for this place for my son, Doug, to call home. Doug Farnsler and his mother Carol Santa Maria