Elk Hill's mission is to make a lasting difference in young lives. Each year, our comprehensive services help over 500 young people ages 4-21 discover the skills and courage they need to make positive changes.
We meet each child where his or her needs are with a flexible blend of emotional, behavioral, and educational supports. The goal? Keeping them in their schools, with their families, and on track for the future. Here’s how it works:
When kids need more hands-on support, we provide care and learning in specialized schools and residential services. Our goal is not to get children into these programs, but to help them transition out - and continue making progress when they do.
We serve children all over Central Virginia and sometimes beyond. Our three regional service hubs are in Richmond, Goochland, and Charlottesville. That makes us unique in serving both urban population centers and underserved rural areas.
Our community has an urgent unmet need for these services. 14% of Virginia's children have behavioral or mental health needs. Two thirds of children fail to receive the services they need. Currently, over 200,000 Virginia children are waiting for treatment. Mental health crises are the second leading cause of hospitalization in kids, right behind respiratory problems like asthma.