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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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SUMMER GIFTS OF HOPE

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.
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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

“New parents on the block”

The following blog is from Sherri Davenport, who, along with her husband just recently become a foster parent through UMFS. You can learn more about foster parenting and foster parenting-to-adoption on our website here.  Seriously, what do I know? I have no children of my own. The only thing I’ve raised is a dog. How am […]

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Child & Family Healing Center Job Fair

Wednesday, August 12 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. UMFS’ Child & Family Healing Center in Richmond is looking for full-time evening & overnight youth counselors who have experience working with youth. As a youth counselor you work as a member of the treatment team in the Child & Family Healing Center’s residential program. You would […]

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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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