St. Mary’s Home
St. Mary’s Home was nominated by Gayle Gregg, the firm’s Technical Services Librarian. St. Mary’s Home was established in Norfolk in 1944 for abandoned and orphaned children. It is now home to 88 children, newborn to age 21, living with severe intellectual and physical disabilities resulting from birth disorders, traumatic accidents, illness, or child abuse, who require around-the-clock attention. Additionally, with the opening of The Albero House in 2013, St. Mary’s also cares for 12 adults older than age 21. One of its kind in the entire state of Virginia, St. Mary’s Home offers medical, therapeutic, education, and recreational service. The home features four courtyards, including sensory and butterfly gardens, an atrium for sports and activities, hydrotherapy pool, and playground with specially adapted equipment. The residents of St. Mary’s home play with youth volunteers, therapy dogs, shop with staff, have their own prom, and go on field trips, providing the best quality of life. Our donation will help provide activities for the residents and occupational equipment. For more information on St. Mary’s Home, please click here.