Employee Spotlight: Sonia Easter

Sonia Easter spent 20 years working as a part-time substitute at Grafton’s therapeutic community living options in the Richmond area. She retired in 2016, but still remembers her time at… Read More

Preventing Youth Suicide: Strategies That Work

*This post, by Grafton’s Director of Youth Shelter Services, Rachael Reeder, was originally published on Psych Central. American children are taking their own lives at an alarming rate. Over 7… Read More

The Door is Always Open at Grafton

In his short life, 12-year-old Mateo* has experienced a significant amount of trauma. He spent most of his childhood in El Salvador, where, like so many boys there, a gang… Read More

Employee Spotlight: Antoinette Comer

Antoinette Comer is a clinician for the Loudoun County Group Home, a new service for county residents who are connected with Loudoun’s human services agencies, which opened its doors earlier… Read More

Employee Spotlight: Josue Fred

Josue Fred joined Grafton last summer as maintenance supervisor – although his work on behalf of our consumers goes far beyond that! He not only keeps our facilities running smoothly –… Read More

The Beginning of an Incredible Journey

Making the decision to place her son at Grafton was one of the hardest that Mary Anne has had to make as a parent. Kevin, a now 22-year-old young man… Read More

Addressing Anxiety with Accolades

Betsy is a 17-year-old diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, which manifests in aggression and self-injurious behavior. To cope with intense anxiety, she would often scratch herself, bang her head or try… Read More