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Elk Hill’s Goochland campus is a safe and peaceful haven where children can overcome whatever obstacles are in the way of their bright and successful future.


2022 June Games at Elk Hill

The Welcome Home Campaign focuses on our kids’ living and learning spaces. Youth arrive at Elk Hill from a variety of environments. Some come to us from foster care or the juvenile justice system and. many are the victims of trauma. Children call Elk Hill home for many months – sometimes over a year – and this may be the first true home they have ever known. First impressions are key to opening minds and hearts to what lies ahead. We want to ensure that their new home feels welcoming from the moment of arrival.

Your support is critical
to providing: 

  • Upgrading siding and windows

  • Refurbishing outdoor porches & decks

  • Replacing roofs and flooring

  • Renovating bathrooms

  • Converting unused space into a woodworking shop

These upgrades will increase resident comfort, reduce operating costs, decrease
future maintenance requirements, and extend the life of our buildings.  

Elk Hill map

Our cottages are named in honor of beloved members of our Elk Hill Family. Caravati, Massie, Ball, and West Cottages provide housing and classrooms for our kids ages 11 to 18, and the Delmar Brown Dining Hall serves nutritious meals to our residents and school students. We invite you to visit Elk Hill’s Goochland campus and see all of our facilities.


The administrative building on campus, built around 1836, and recognized as a Virginia Historic Landmark, is also in need of repairs and improvements. This historical renovation will be completed with significant care to honor its history as well as the generosity of the Scott family who donated the Greek revival home and 300-acre property to Elk Hill in 1970.

Welcome Home campaign

We hope you will consider making a gift

in support of this ambitious project! 

The children who live in our residential cottages deserve to have a home they can be proud of and know they are being cared for both physically and emotionally.

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