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.

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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

Bridges Out of Poverty

Poverty affects us all. Through the lens of economic class, Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World is a book and a 45-hour workshop that helps individuals in poverty build their resources for a more prosperous life for themselves, their families and their communities. The Getting Ahead curriculum engages people who are living in poverty and […]


Career Day at Charterhouse School is May 27

Charterhouse School hosts a Career Fair for its high school students to expose them to various professions and let them know what they need to do to prepare themselves for these professions. Very few of these students matriculate at four-year colleges, so they want to focus on careers that require high school degrees and/or on-the-job, […]


Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Luncheon


Yesterday we held our annual Volunteer & Donor Appreciation Luncheon when we celebrate the people, organizations and corporate supporters who are unwavering champions for children and families. We’d like to thank all who attended, especially the following award recipients: Leadership in Philanthropy: The Leedom Family Corporate Supporter: Capital One Media Advocate Award: Dave Ress, Daily […]


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