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Unwavering Champions for Children, Teens, & Families

We are a child and family serving nonprofit dedicated to building stronger communities throughout Virginia.

Become a Foster Parent

Every year, teens exit the foster care system without a permanent family or the experiences needed to easily navigate adulthood. Your choice to become a foster parent will be the most rewarding and sometimes challenging decision you make to improve the lives of our children and teens. 

Make a Difference Today

Your donation provides critical support for children in foster care, adoptive families, children struggling with mental health challenges, and provides specialized education for children struggling with behavioral and developmental challenges.

Unwavering Champions for Children, Teens, & Families

We are a child and family serving nonprofit dedicated to building stronger communities throughout Virginia.

Become a Foster Parent

Every year, teens exit the foster care system without a permanent family or the experiences needed to easily navigate adulthood. Your choice to become a foster parent will be the most rewarding and sometimes challenging decision you make to improve the lives of our children and teens. 

Make a Difference Today

Your donation provides critical support for children in foster care, adoptive families, children struggling with mental health challenges, and provides specialized education for children struggling with behavioral and developmental challenges.

What We Strive For

Every child in Virginia will have a team of unwavering champions and tools for success to help them become resilient adults.

Who We Serve

Families

Children

Communities

Students

What We Do

Find

We find or create families for children in need

Heal

We help children heal or overcome trauma before they can be with their family

Build

We provide families with the resources they need to be stronger and more resilient members of their community

Guide

We find solutions for students who are struggling to succeed in public school

Our Programs & Services

We offer a comprehensive array of programs and services to meet the needs of the youth and families we serve. To see all of our programs, click the link below.

How You Can Help

Become a Foster Parent

As a foster parent, you will use your life experiences to help a child or teen experience a safe and stable family setting, develop community connections, and transition to a permanent family placement.

Volunteer With Us

Volunteers are a vital part of the UMFS community. Volunteers bring joy by providing supplies to celebrate birthdays, purchase books and goodies to welcome students back to the classroom, bring meals to families in times of crisis, and so much more.

Make a Donation

Your donation will deliver critical support for children in foster care and help children struggling with mental health challenges to heal. Your generous gift will provide specialized education for children struggling with behavioral challenges.

Where You Can Find Us

UMFS has 9 locations across the state of Virginia, serving children and their families through foster care, residential treatment and private day school for students with disabilities.

Upcoming Events

Foster Care Information Session – Tidewater

There are nearly 900 children in foster care in the Tidewater community that are in need of a home. Attend our information session to learn more about how you can help by becoming a foster parent. Our information session requires no commitment. During our time...

Foster Care Information Session – Tidewater

There are nearly 900 children in foster care in the Tidewater community that are in need of a home. Attend our information session to learn more about how you can help by becoming a foster parent. Our information session requires no commitment. During our time...

Foster Care Information Session – Tidewater

There are nearly 900 children in foster care in the Tidewater community that are in need of a home. Attend our information session to learn more about how you can help by becoming a foster parent. Our information session requires no commitment. During our time...

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