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Adam Pettinella tells his story of why our Annual Tournament of Hope is “more than just golf.”

Adam was looking for a meaningful way to get involved within his community and grow his network. When his colleague, Mark Battaglia, referred him to the Villa, it checked those boxes for him.   “The Villa of Hope gives children

What does an internship at Villa of Hope look like?

Meet Nandita AmmanamanchiMy name is Nandita Ammanamanchi and I have had the chance to intern at the Villa this summer. I am a rising junior at the University of Rochester majoring in Health Behavior and Society with minors in Legal

Villa of Hope Selected as 2022 Beneficiary for MEG’s Gift

The MEG’s Gift Board selected the Villa of Hope as its primary beneficiary of fundraising efforts in 2022. MEG’s Gift is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity created in 2015 by the family of Megan Elizabeth Garbach (MEG), to honor her

Why our Staff Loves working at Villa of Hope

What is your name? Elizabeth Leykin, LMSW. Also know as “Lizzie” What is your role here at the Villa? Clinical Supervisor How long have you worked here? Can you tell us more about your role and background?   I’ve worked

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom & Culture  (Sunday, June 19, 2022)

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom & Culture (Sunday, June 19, 2022)

The History of Juneteenth President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation to end slavery, Sept. 22, 1862, and it became official Jan. 1, 1863. However, it took two-and-a-half years for Union soldiers,  to arrive in Galveston, Texas, with news that

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