Helping KIDS and families SOAR

As a nonprofit social service organization, we do whatever it takes to empower high-risk children, their families and communities throughout Virginia. From addressing behavioral and emotional issues to finding foster homes, UMFS never gives up.

Our Mission

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Purchases art supplies for students to participate in creative therapies.
Enables one child to participate in an animal-assisted therapy program.
Helps students develop skills in UMFS and Charterhouse School vocational education classes.
Purchases plants, seeds and gardening tools for the UMFS greenhouse.
Provides one iPad equipped with apps to help students with unique intellectual challenges learn in their own way.
Provides financial assistance to a student who lacks the resources to attend college.



Support for foster and adoptive families.

Residential Treatment

24-hour therapeutic support for children with a variety of challenges.

Specialized education

Therapeutic education for elementary, middle and high school students.

Community-Based Services

Helping families find existing support in their home area.

News and Events

What is autism? A conversation with Wade Puryear, Vice President of Education, Charterhouse Schools

Q: What is the Autism/PDD spectrum? A: {Autism} can really be seen as a neurological difference or a way in which someone’s brain works differently than others. Even this neurological difference is different for everyone. For some this can come out as too rigid thinking or an inability to communicate the way that most people […]


Come Run for Funn!

Looking for some healthy funn this holiday season? Join us for the 3rd annual Nutzy’s Rotary Funn Run, a 5K race benefiting UMFS.


Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams Visits UMFS

Former Harlem Globetrotter, Melvin Adams, visited our campus on Tuesday, February 3 and spoke to UMFS kids regarding the hardships he faced early in his life.


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