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

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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

“Getting Ahead” program helps participants climb out of poverty

“I was fed up with doing the same things and getting the same results,” said Brenda Moss, a participant in UMFS’ new 15-week-long and 45-hour community-based initiative called “Getting Ahead in a Just-Getting By World.” Following the death of her son, Moss decided it was time to make some life-changing decisions and saw “Getting Ahead” […]


FORE the kids Golf Tournament

Join us on Monday, October 26th at Stonehenge Country Club for our annual golf tournament to benefit our Children’s Greatest Needs Fund. What is the Children’s Greatest Needs Fund? All too frequently, children in foster care with UMFS have been taken from an unsafe or abusive home. They come to us with only the clothes […]


Several position openings at Charterhouse School – Edinburg


Do you, or does someone you know, have a passion for relationships, collaboration, strengths-based approaches, and the relentless pursuit of solutions? We’re looking for unwavering champions for children to teach at Charterhouse School – Edinburg. We’re currently looking for teachers who like to teach small classes with no more than eight students per class. Special […]


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