Family Services - Child Welfare & Mental Health

Donations & Wish Lists - Sponsor a Child



Saint Vincent’s Villa is the only residential treatment facility for children ages 5-14 in Maryland. Children are referred from all over the state when their behavioral problems are too acute to be treated in the community. Some children here have had several psychiatric hospitalizations and/or foster placements. As you may know, childhood trauma affects emotional development and can result in difficult behavior patterns. An average length of treatment is approximately eight months involving intensive individual, group, and family therapy to stabilize the child and provide coping strategies that enable them to return to their community.


When you Sponsor a Child, you purchase gifts and needed supplies for a child receiving treatment at St. Vincent’s Villa (or a child who will be admitted in 2019). The children and their therapist have provided wishes, which we then follow with a request for assistance in providing some fun experiences to the children.


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We can only accept deliveries of Sponsor a Child gifts on December 7, 9, and 10, 2019. In order to request a child's wish list, please sign up for one of the  three delivery days listed below.

Wish lists will be sent to you within 3 business days of signing up and selecting a delivery date. Specific delivery appointments will be confirmed during the last week of November.

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Thursday, May 01, 2025 8:00 AM 8:15 AM