Articles

Personal as it is Professional: Sara Barrille

UMFS employees are committed to improving the lives of high-risk children and families. They are unwavering champions who relentlessly pursues solutions, and their selfless dedication often extends into their personal lives. “Personal as it is Professional” is an ongoing employee-spotlight series that highlights some of the amazing things that are happening at and around UMFS. […]

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At Conference, UMFS and Open Table Celebrate Growing Partnership

Open Table is a grassroots, global movement that aims to connect individuals in need with long-term, faith-based support. Open Table has been operating for 13 years, and its partnership with UMFS has been up and running since February 2016.

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UMFS Celebrates Black History Month

Students at UMFS Charterhouse School in Richmond took part in an African American Heritage Celebration this week in honor of Black History Month. The event featured student presentations, a motivational speaker, and a lunch prepared by the school’s culinary students and served by staff and volunteers.

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Unwavering Champion George Mack

Each month, UMFS recognizes one of our employees as the Unwavering Champion of the Month. This award celebrates the UMFS mission and how our employees bring that mission to life. Our mission: UMFS is an unwavering champion for high-risk children and families, collaborating with communities to help them reach their full potential.

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Alex Excelling in Project LIFE

Meet Alex. Alex has been in foster care for three years. He recently participated in the Project LIFE Fall 2017 Statewide Conference and was recognized by his peers for many awards, including being selected as the December Youth Spotlight.

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Volunteer Tutors are Vital

From transportation to food service to mentoring, those who donate their time to UMFS allow us to better serve high-risk children and families. Volunteers are vital to our mission as unwavering champions, and volunteer tutors are especially crucial to the success of our students.

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Unwavering Champion Amera Ghanem

Each month, UMFS recognizes one of our employees as the Unwavering Champion of the Month. This award celebrates the UMFS mission and how our employees bring that mission to life. Our mission: UMFS is an unwavering champion for high-risk children and families, collaborating with communities to help them reach their full potential.

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A Season of Change: Disco Sports Donates Jerseys to Charterhouse School Mustangs

The UMFS Charterhouse School Mustangs revealed new jerseys ahead of their basketball season opener on Dec. 7. The jerseys came to UMFS courtesy of Gail and Lew Held, the husband-and-wife duo who for 47 years have owned Disco Sports in Richmond.

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“Been There. Done That.” Life Experiences Prepare Family Support Partners to Help Others

Cristy Corbin is a champion for high-risk children and families   The suicide attempts; the various treatment facilities; the persistent sense of helplessness. These are some of the things Cristy Corbin recalls from that tumultuous time between 2010 and 2015. Cristy is the mother of two daughters. Her youngest, McKenzie, was 13 years old when […]

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Open Table — Connecting Those in Need with Faith-Based Communities

Relationships and resources are sometimes all it takes to keep a person from stumbling across the razor-thin line that separates stability from crisis. That concept is central to Open Table, a movement that connects individuals or families in need — Brothers and Sisters — with faith-based communities.

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