Making a Difference Every Day
Quality, around-the-clock care is expensive: More than $391 per day, per resident. Few people have the financial resources to fully pay for their care or that of a loved one. For most, financial assistance from federal and state sources administrated through Medicaid provides about two-thirds of the cost of daily care, while the rest is covered by gifts and grants, plus income generated by our endowment.
We go far beyond custodial medical care and offer enriching opportunities for individuals with permanent physical disabilities to allow them to live a full life. Thanks to the generosity of the community, no applicant has ever been turned away because of the inability to pay.
All contributions to The Virginia Home are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Please consider lending your support in one of the following ways:
- Cash or stock. Your gift may be further increased through corporate matching gift programs
- The United Way Donor Choice Program. Our United Way code is 3020.
- The Combined Virginia Campaign. Our CVC code is 3744.
You can also earmark your gift for one of The Home’s events or resident programs such as the Travel Scholarship Program, Walk n’ Roll 5k, and our annual fundraising event, Stories of Courage & Grace.
Our Story – Addie Mae & Chris Asbury
I thank God for Mary Tinsley Greenhow, founder of The Virginia Home, and the legacy she left to others 125 years ago.
At age 11, my son Chris was diagnosed with a brain tumor. It was the worst news a mother could receive.
Following surgery and radiation, Chris returned to school. It was difficult for him during those years, but I encouraged him to study hard, because once he received his diploma, no one could ever take that away. Chris was among the top of his class in school. I was so proud of him then, and I am even more proud now, because of the challenges he has bravely faced over the last 38 years.
Six years ago, Chris began having strokes, and I could no longer care for him. I had assured Chris that he would always have a home with me – but I had to break my promise. Leaving him behind at that first nursing facility was the greatest heartache of my life. It wasn’t the life I wanted for my son.
The day I walked through the front doors of The Virginia Home, I knew Chris had found his new home. Our experience here has been an answer to prayers. I thank God for Mary Tinsley Greenhow, founder of The Virginia Home, and the legacy she left to others 125 years ago.