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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.

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CHRISTMAS GIFTS OF HOPE

Explore our holiday gift catalog, and help give hope to kids in need.

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

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

UMFS Celebrates 115 Years in 2015

This year is an important one for UMFS as we celebrate our 115th year of serving children and families in Virginia. In a century, UMFS has evolved from a rural ‘orphanage’ setting in Richmond in the early 1900s into a statewide organization serving children and families throughout Virginia. The original orphanage, which opened in 1900, provided a […]

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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.

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Richmond Field Day

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