Today Retail Alliance put out their newest Retail It: Podcast feature our very own Paul Atkinson, CEO of Eggleston.  Click to listen or watch as he talks about the diversity of the work we do at Eggleston, our 65th anniversary, and more.

Special thanks to Kylie Ross Sibert, Joey Morgan, and Retail Alliance for helping the community learn more about Eggleston and those we serve.

Alternate textAugust marks the birth of Eggleston – 65 years ago. And, while remarkable milestones have been achieved for adults with disabilities (both in society and at Eggleston), there is still much work to be done to create opportunities, equity,  access, and resources.

Affordable and accessible housing is one of the many critical issues facing those we serve and their families. As the tsunami of aging family caregivers that will no longer be able to provide for their loved ones approaches- we are dedicated to finding solutions for residential supports.

So as we celebrate this anniversary with you, our loyal donors and community leaders, we do so with a renewed sense of energy and commitment to our community and the work ahead. 

Thank you for your continued investment and belief in Eggleston’s mission. Read more about the history of Eggleston and learn how you can get involved.


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Eggleston Foundation News

Eggleston is pleased to announce the appointment of William ‘Billy’ E. King as Board Chair of the Eggleston Services Foundation. Billy is Managing Member of Billy King Properties and James River Media. He has enjoyed a 40 year business career, including 3 years in the practice of law with Hofheimer, Nusbaum and the next 36 with Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate. Billy  joined the Eggleston Foundation board in 2017.

Mr. King will help lead and guide the Eggleston Foundation’s capital and endowment fundraising efforts to support and increase Eggleston’s capacity to serve more adults with disabilities.


Photo KOVAR President and Eggleston CEOGratitude for Gifts:

Eggleston is grateful for continued support of KOVAR, a Knights of Columbus Charity serving persons with intellectual disabilities.

KOVAR President John Cochran presented Eggleston with two plaque awards –  One recognizing the many contributions of CEO Paul J. Atkinson, Sr. who has dedicated his life’s work to empowering adults with disabilities; and the second for Eggleston’s work to create more jobs for people with disabilities in Hampton Roads through a KOVAR capacity building grant.

A Dream Come True for Trey

Trey, a resident at one of the six homes that Eggleston manages and supports, had his dream come true for his birthday. Knowing Trey’s love and abundance of knowledge for all things weather, the staff was able to have Trey filmed as a weather forecaster for his 33rd birthday.

“We go above and beyond for birthdays and holidays for our residents. In many cases like Trey, we are often the only family they have, so birthdays are a big deal around here.” Read More >>



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Volunteers Needed for the Community Garden this Fall

Fall is quickly approaching, and we need your help!

Eggleston’s Community Garden is excited to welcome volunteers to do their part in diminishing food deserts in the Norfolk region. Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the gardening and farming process. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been a farmer all of your life or you have never picked up a cultivator (yes, we’ll explain what that is and how to use it!). Our staff of experts will guide the process and create a safe environment for everyone to enjoy giving back to the community. Have a lot of experience? You can even “Adopt a Row” and work independently on your very own crop. We’ll supply the dirt and the water!

Contact with any questions or to register to volunteer as an individual or small group.

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Amazon gives back when you shop! Simply go to and designate the Louise W. Eggleston Center, Inc. as your charity of choice. It’s an easy way to support us –at no extra cost to you!

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Eggleston named a Top Workplace 2020 by Inside Business. Eggleston was one of 30 winners recognized during a virtual ceremony. Read the article in Inside Business.

Give your time and talent! Contact Danielle Nance at to learn more about becoming a volunteer committee member or joining our board of directors.