Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority

DRHA (Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority) receives $50,000 from Sentara Health to support Transitional Housing

Funding supports a collaborative partnership with Sentara Health

Danville VA— Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority is dedicated to improving not only housing but the health and well-being of our community; is pleased to announce a generous contribution of $50,000 from Sentara Health to assist with the Steps To Home program. This is just one of the ways that DRHA is answering the call to help our community’s homeless find permanent safe and stable housing.

DRHA will utilize the $50,000 donation from Sentara to support helping the homeless transition to homeownership. This initiative includes working with homeless families to provide wraparound services such as career readiness and helping them obtain vital supportive services through a dedicated case management system.

CEO / Executive Director Larissa Deedrich stated that “the Steps to Home Grant is a workable long-term solution to the homeless issues that are facing Danville and Sentara’s investment in this program is the catalyst that will help DRHA get the program up and going, helping to create a more stable community.”

This invaluable contribution from Sentara reinforces their shared commitment to creating healthier communities through partnerships with organizations and individuals.


About Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority- www.drhava.com

The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority owns and manages 563 units in 7 multi-family developments. This public housing accommodates approximately 1,600 residents. DRHA also administers approximately 1,600 Housing Choice Voucher units in Danville, Martinsville, Pittsylvania, and Henry Counties.

About Sentara Health • www.sentara.com/news

Sentara, an integrated, not-for-profit health care delivery system, celebrates 135 years in pursuit of its mission—”we improve health every day.” Sentara is one of the largest health systems in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, and among the top 20 largest not-for-profit integrated health systems in the country, with 30,000 employees, 12 hospitals in Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina, and the Sentara Health Plans division which serves more than 1.2 million members in Virginia and Florida. Sentara is recognized nationally for clinical quality and safety and is strategically focused on innovation and creating an extraordinary health care experience for our patients and members. Sentara was named to IBM Watson Health’s “Top 15 Health Systems” (2021, 2018), and was recognized by Forbes as a “Best Employer for New Grads” (2022), “Best Employer for Veterans” (2022), and “Best Employer for Women” (2020).