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About

UMFS is a nonprofit organization that provides a comprehensive array of programs to support children, teens, and parents as they work to overcome challenges. We equip families with tools for success so they can achieve their goals. As a national leader in helping young people and families, we also proactively identify unmet social services needs and develop the necessary partnerships to address those needs.

About

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. Click on any of the below locations to learn more or contact us.

Mission

UMFS is an unwavering champion for high-risk children and families, collaborating with communities to help them reach their full potential.

Vision

Creating a world where caring, opportunity and generosity are passed on from generation to generation — empowering all children to contribute to society as engaged citizens.

What We Do 

UMFS is a nonprofit organization that provides a comprehensive array of programs to meet the needs of high-risk children and parents to enable them to overcome challenging circumstances and succeed. A national leader in helping children, we also proactively identify unmet social service needs throughout Virginia and develop appropriate partnerships to address them.

Our Philosophy

UMFS is not just for kids. We are champions for children, teens, families and communities. Our guiding philosophy is to always do whatever it takes to help children and teens successfully overcome the toughest odds and create bright futures for them. We assist the child or teen by empowering the entire family to become stable, self-sufficient and caring members of their communities.

Locations

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.

Leadership

Guided by Passionate Professionals

UMFS is known for a dedicated, experienced and respected staff at every point in our organization. We work as a team to get results, one child at a time.

Our Impact

UMFS is dedicated to creating a world where caring, opportunity and generosity are passed on from generation to generation. Through our five core values, we do whatever it takes to help children and families in need.

History

Our roots go back more than a century. The breadth of our services and scope of our reach has grown continuously.

Our retirement community in Richmond offers seniors 55 and over comfortable, affordable housing.

Maintaining Fiscal Responsibility

Fiscal responsibility is critical to the long-term success of any nonprofit. Since our founding in 1900, UMFS has exercised efficiency and transparency in all of its endeavors. UMFS does not take for granted the selfless investments of time and money made by our donors, volunteers, employees, and community partners. We are committed to using our resources wisely as good stewards of the gifts entrusted to us. 

We share our IRS Form 990 and other financial information with Guidestar, a trusted independent source for nonprofit information. We encourage you to visit Guidestar to access our reports.

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