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Our Impact

We are dedicated to creating a world where caring, opportunity, and generosity are passed on from generation to generation. We strive for and get results that transform lives by doing whatever it takes to help children, teens, and families.

Our Impact

We are dedicated to creating a world where caring, opportunity, and generosity are passed on from generation to generation. We strive for and get results that transform lives by doing whatever it takes to help children, teens, and families.

What We Strive For

Our Social Impact statement reinforces our commitment to creating a significant, positive change and addressing pressing social challenges. Through collaboration with our communities and stakeholders, UMFS has committed to the Social Impact statement below.

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

Our Services

We offer a holistic range of programs and services including: residential programs, special education private day school, treatment foster care, and over 12 community based services.

Children and Families Served in 2020

Communities Impacted in 2020

Residential Treatment

Treatment Foster Care

Community Based Services

Specialized Education

Child & Family Healing Center

Serving children and teens struggling to overcome trauma, acute behavioral and emotional challenges, children with autism and other neurological differences. Children and teens live on our Richmond campus for 6-18 months while participating in customized therapeutic treatment to help them heal.

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Of youth self-reported feeling satisfied with their in-care treatment

Youth served at CFHC in 2020

Rallying Around Roger

 

Roger took a seat at the head of the large wooden table that occupies a private conference space in a South Chesterfield library. Sitting opposite Roger was his mother, Linda. To Roger’s left was his stepfather, Mike, and younger brother, Mikey. The family gathers here sometimes for meetings.

Leland House

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Youth successfully stabilized & returned home

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Youth remained in a family setting 6 months after discharge

Youth were provided with after-care services after discharge

Leland House

Providing short-term (up to 45 days) intervention and stabilization, in partnership with Fairfax County, for children and teens who are in crisis and cannot remain in their home.

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Of youth self-reported feeling satisfied with their in-care treatment

Youth served at Leland House in 2020

Treatment Foster Care

Supporting foster children and teenagers who are working to overcome past trauma or abuse, or are struggling with behavioral or medical challenges. We identify supportive foster families and provide extensive training with comprehensive ongoing support.

Youth served in our Treatment Foster Care Program

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Of youth self-reported feeling satisfied with their treatment

Youth served in our Kinship Care Program

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Of youth transitioned into a permanent family setting or were adopted after leaving care

The Jones Family: Caring for Kids & Kin

 

  When Sherrika Jones learned in 2015 that she had a young cousin in foster care, she and her husband immediately contacted social services and expressed their desire to adopt. “We trusted who Cierra was with,” Sherrika said. “But we wanted her to be with family.” At the time, Sherrika and George had already adopted two children and fostered a third. They were able to expedite Cierra’s adoption through a process called Kinship Care.

From Foster Care to College Campus

Melvin was walking briskly along one of the many shaded and brick-lined paths on Old Dominion University’s campus in downtown Norfolk when it dawned on him. “Wait, what’s today’s date,” he asked as he came to an abrupt halt in his linen-white sneakers. “It’s March 27? Well, then yesterday marked four years since I came into care. It was March 26, 2015.”

Community Based Services

Partnering with government, private organizations, and communities to deliver a network of flexible and comprehensive community-based services. Below are outcomes from various community-based services.

Youth were served in Project LIFE during the last year

Youth served in our Functional Family Therapy (FFT) Program

Families across Virginia were served in our Adoptive Family Preservation program

Youth were served in our Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) program during the last year

Charterhouse School

Providing specialized therapeutic education for children struggling with emotional, behavioral, or developmental challenges, autism or other neurological differences. Small class sizes with dedicated teachers and student support coaches help elementary, middle, and high-school students overcome their challenges and thrive.

Students served in Charterhouse School Richmond & Edinburg

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Students self-reported feeling satisfied with their education setting

Luan Laying the Groundwork for His Future

Ask Luan about landscaping, and he’ll tell you he digs it. It hasn’t always been that way, though. “I didn’t think it was any fun,” Luan said of his first few days as an apprentice.But after cleaning out and replanting his first flower bed, the UMFS Charterhouse School graduate took a step back and admired the fruits of his labor.

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