A Village Youth & Family Service is a community based counseling agency committed to provide children (5-18); adult (19 and up) and families with the highest quality of emotional and mental health care.

We were founded in 2013 in the Richmond Virginia area by Dr. Khidhra S. Poole LCSW, DSW and Jimmy L. Poole out of a desire to provide quality services for children, adults and families in Virginia. 

Since our start we have assembled a team of mental health professionals who have the education, experience and training to support families in addressing many of life’s most difficult challenges. At this time we provide three community base services; Intensive In-Home Services, Mental Health Skill Building and Community Crisis Stabilization Services and one residential service; Residential Crisis Stabilization.  These services are provide in two different regions, the city of Richmond and the city of Danville.  

Whether a child is exhibiting difficult behaviors that is disruptive to the family, an adult is in crisis, an adult is in need of support with managing activities of daily living or the family finds itself in a challenging situation that they are unprepared to handle alone, we provide a diverse set of services designed to provide support and guidance to the whole family. 

Our goal is to:

•Stabilize and strengthen individuals and families so that children and adolescents can remain in their homes through our intensive in-home program

•Stabilize and support children and adults who may be experiencing an acute crisis of a psychiatric nature through our Crisis Stabilization program

•Provide adults with individualized training to enable them to achieve and maintain community stability and independence through our Mental Health Skill-building program  


 

Meet Our Team

 
  Dr. Khidhra S. Poole LCSW, DSW CEO and Co Founder  Master's of Social work from VirginiA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY | DOCTORATE OF SOCIAL WORK FROM UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.   15+ years’ of experience working in community mental health. Dr. Poole is a native of New York City and a military veteran. Her areas of research include: African American girls and Self-esteem, Trauma exposure and African American girls in low in-comE communities and Community mental health in urban communities.    "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dr. Khidhra S. Poole LCSW, DSW
CEO and Co Founder

Master's of Social work from VirginiA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY | DOCTORATE OF SOCIAL WORK FROM UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.
15+ years’ of experience working in community mental health. Dr. Poole is a native of New York City and a military veteran. Her areas of research include: African American girls and Self-esteem, Trauma exposure and African American girls in low in-comE communities and Community mental health in urban communities.

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  Jimmy L. Poole COO and Co FoundeR  20+ years of   EXPERIENCE working in finance and strategic leadership. 15+ years’ of experience working in the community with youth and young adults.      “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” — Og Mandino

Jimmy L. Poole
COO and Co FoundeR
20+ years of EXPERIENCE working in finance and strategic leadership. 15+ years’ of experience working in the community with youth and young adults.

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” — Og Mandino

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  Juwairiah Abdus-Saboor MSw, LMHP-S   Clinical & Executive Director Danville, Virginia  Master's of SOcial Work from Virginia Commonwealth university and 7 Years of Experience with CHildren and adults diagnosed with a serve mental illness.    "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." --dr. martin luther king, jr.

Juwairiah Abdus-Saboor MSw, LMHP-S
Clinical & Executive Director Danville, Virginia
Master's of SOcial Work from Virginia Commonwealth university and
7 Years of Experience with CHildren and adults diagnosed with a serve mental illness.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." --dr. martin luther king, jr.

  Sherrice Chandler Regional Program Director  Bachelor's of Sociology from Virginia State University and !  11 years of Experience with CHildren and adults diagnosed with a serve mental illness.    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." – Winston Churchill

Sherrice Chandler
Regional Program Director

Bachelor's of Sociology from Virginia State University and !
11 years of Experience with CHildren and adults diagnosed with a serve mental illness.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." – Winston Churchill

  Jennifer N. Miller Msw, Lcsw Clinician  Bachelor's of Social Work from McDaniel College | Master's of Social work from University of New England.  experience in Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.    "be weird. be random. be who you are. because you never know who will love the person you hide." -- C.S. Lewis

Jennifer N. Miller Msw, Lcsw
Clinician

Bachelor's of Social Work from McDaniel College | Master's of Social work from University of New England.
experience in Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.

"be weird. be random. be who you are. because you never know who will love the person you hide." -- C.S. Lewis

  Erica N. Ewell    IIH / MHSB Case Manager   Bachelor's of PSYCHOLOGY from Virginia Tech University.  10+ years of EXPERIENCE in Direct care counseling, CBT, Crisis STABILIZATION, and trauma-Focused Approach and Interventions, including MANAGEMENT.    "if you wan to live a happy life, tie it to a goal not to people of things" -- Albert Einstein

Erica N. Ewell
IIH / MHSB Case Manager
Bachelor's of PSYCHOLOGY from Virginia Tech University.
10+ years of EXPERIENCE in Direct care counseling, CBT, Crisis STABILIZATION, and trauma-Focused Approach and Interventions, including MANAGEMENT.

"if you wan to live a happy life, tie it to a goal not to people of things" -- Albert Einstein

  Amber Moore B.S., M.S.  Office & Workforce Development Director  Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration From Old Dominion University | Master's Of Science in innovation and entrepreneurship from Full Sail university. 5 years of Experience in office MANAGEMENT.   “life shrinks and expands on the proportion of your willingness to take risks and try new things.” -- Gary Vaynerchuk

Amber Moore B.S., M.S.
Office & Workforce Development Director

Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration From Old Dominion University | Master's Of Science in innovation and entrepreneurship from Full Sail university.
5 years of Experience in office MANAGEMENT.

“life shrinks and expands on the proportion of your willingness to take risks and try new things.” -- Gary Vaynerchuk

  shanise Cook B.s. Office & Workforce Development Assistant manager  Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from ECPI University 10 years of experience in office MANAGEMENT.    "Give Light and people will find the way" -- Ella Baker

shanise Cook B.s. Office & Workforce Development Assistant manager
Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from ECPI University
10 years of experience in office MANAGEMENT.

"Give Light and people will find the way" -- Ella Baker