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

More children living in poverty in Va. now than at the lowest point of Great Recession

On Tuesday, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual KIDS COUNT report. According to the survey, about 40,000 more Virginia children are living below the federal poverty line today than at the lowest ebb of the Great Recession. “The rising tide of the economic recovery did not lift all boats,” says Ted Groves, KIDS […]


The Amazing Raise 2015

The time to be amazing is drawing near! The Amazing Raise–the Richmond region’s 36-hour online giving challenge- starts at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16 and lasts until Thursday, September 17 at 6 p.m. UMFS needs your help to continue being unwavering champions for high-risk children and families in Virginia.  We’re working on recruiting social media ambassadors […]


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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