The Barry Robinson Center

Introducing The Majella Project

Introducing The Majella Project

The James Barry-Robinson Institute (JBRI) has been dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families for over 90 years. With a long-standing commitment to providing support and resources, JBRI has played a vital role in creating positive impacts on communities. The Majella Project, an innovative and compassionate initiative, is set to launch on May 20, 2024. This intensive outpatient program is specifically designed to support pregnant women who are facing a substance use disorder so their unborn children can be born in a safe and stable environment. By partnering with experts in the field, The Majella Project aims to provide expectant mothers with the necessary resources, guidance, and skills to overcome addiction and embrace motherhood with optimism. Pregnancy is a transformative and vulnerable period in a woman’s life.

Thank you, Mr. Willie Linn!

Thank you, Mr. Willie Linn!

It is a bittersweet day at The Barry Robinson Center as we bid farewell to Mr. Willie Linn, a beloved member of the team for over 34 years. Willie’s retirement marks the end of an era, leaving behind a legacy of dedication, compassion, and unwavering commitment to the well-being of the Center’s residents. Throughout his tenure, Willie has been an integral part of the recreation therapy department, bringing joy and laughter to the lives of countless young individuals. Whether it was organizing team-building activities, leading outdoor adventures, or simply lending a listening ear, Willie has had a profound impact on the lives of the residents he worked with. He instilled in them a sense of hope, resilience, and the belief that they could overcome any obstacle in their way.

Embracing Healing: A CHAMPVA Family’s Journey towards Residential Care for their Military-Connected Teenager

Embracing Healing: A CHAMPVA Family’s Journey towards Residential Care for their Military-Connected Teenager

In the quiet corners of a West Coast home steeped in the echoes of service and sacrifice, a family stands at a crossroads, navigating the delicate balance between love, duty, and the well-being of their military-connected teenager. As anxiety and depression cast shadows over their daughter’s path, Mom and Dad, two veterans, one disabled, who have weathered the storms of service together, find themselves grappling with a decision that carries the weight of their sacrifices and the hope for a brighter future. For their teenage daughter, raised in the embrace of duty and honor, the demands of military life contribute to her anxiety and depression, casting a veil of uncertainty over her once-vibrant spirit and love of school.

The Mission to Improve the Lives of Others Continues on the DePaul Property

The Mission to Improve the Lives of Others Continues on the DePaul Property

Founded downtown in 1856, the Hospital of St. Vincent dePaul, more recently known as DePaul Hospital, was more than “just a hospital.” It was a ministry of hope and mercy to patients and their families; it was a place of joy when new family members were born, and a place of loving care for those living their final moments. Thus, it is not surprising that, when this cherished institution closed in 2021, so many wondered what would happen to the property.

THE BARRY ROBINSON CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

THE BARRY ROBINSON CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Norfolk, Virginia – The Barry Robinson Center, the nation’s only residential treatment program exclusively dedicated to serving military-connected youth and their families, has announced that Mandi Wines has been promoted to Vice President of Operations with immediate effect. After a nine-month exhaustive nationwide search, Wines, who has been with the organization for five years as the Clinical Director for the Girls’ Program, was chosen for the position.

Previously, Wines oversaw clinical programming, therapy assignments, communicated with families, and managed interns in the highly sought-after internship program at The Barry Robinson Center. In her new role, Wines will oversee clinical programming for the entirety of the residential program, as well as nursing staff, educational programming, nutrition, and campus infrastructure.

VAISEF Renews School Accreditation

VAISEF Renews School Accreditation

The Barry Robinson Center (BRC) recently received another five-year accreditation for its educational program from the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF).

VAISEF is an association of Virginia private providers of specialized education and services for children and youth with special needs, and their families. VAISEF accredits private special education programs that are regulated by the Virginia Department of Education.

CARF Grants Three-Year Accreditation to BRC

CARF Grants Three-Year Accreditation to BRC

The Barry Robinson Center (BRC) has earned its second consecutive three-year accreditation from CARF International for its residential treatment, counseling/outpatient, and treatment foster care programs. BRC received its first accreditation from CARF in 2020.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body that establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

This December, we have been incredibly fortunate to celebrate ninety amazing years of improving the lives of children and their families in Hampton Roads! Our founder, Frederick J. Robinson, had a beautiful vision of what his benevolence would provide for future generations, and we believe he would be very proud of how his gift has impacted countless lives and will continue to do so for years to come. The following video gives a historical summary of The James Barry-Robinson Institute and its affiliates. Thank you for wanting to learn more about our organization and our mission!

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