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The mission of the Volunteer Services Council of the Richmond State Supported Living Center is to enrich the lives of the people we serve
The Volunteer Services Council claimed non-profit status with IRS under the name of Volunteer Services Council of Richmond State School in 1972. In 2010, The VSC amended their name with the IRS to the Volunteer Services Council of the Richmond State Supported Living Center. Attached is a copy of the name change.
Although Richmond State Supported Living Center is a state-supported facility, the VSC plays a key role in obtaining goods and services unavailable through state funding. Past projects of the VSC include The Family House, The Outdoor Therapeutic Center, The Therapeutic Riding Center, Natatorium, The Religion Center, and The Lite Rock Café. Currently, the Volunteer Services Council sponsors the Birthday and Christmas Gift Program, various sporting event and recreational trips, and assists the Therapeutic Riding and Cultural Arts Programs along with Texas Special Olympics and the annual Statewide Music Festival.
Currently, the VSC is raising funds to build an outdoor deck bordering the Forever Young Program and the Chapel areas. The enormous deck will be made of long, lasting composite materials and will feature a water fountain, lights and sound. The goal of the renovation is to connect with nature during the day and at night in a serene and tranquil environment. The deck will be built around the large, beautiful live oak trees that shade the area.