Foster Care in Charlottesville, VA

Here at UMFS it is our goal to empower every child to realize their potential with our comprehensive array of programs. We strive to help at-risk children overcome their circumstances to succeed whether it be at our main campus in Richmond or all across Virginia including our nearest office to Charlottesville located in Richmond, VA.

Services In Charlottesville

UMFS is known for our treatment foster care and adoption services and we provide a continuum of care to Henrico county children, families, and the surrounding community such as:

If you have any questions about the services we offer or would like to speak with a staff member please contact us.

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Our Nearest UMFS Office to Charlottesville

Richmond Campus
3900 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: (804) 353-4461
Fax: (804) 355-2334
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm* Sat & Sun: CLOSED

The Richmond Campus is UMFS’ main base for foster care, residential treatment, adoption, private day school for specialized education and community-based services. This location serves the following areas:

  • Richmond City
  • Henrico
  • Chesterfield
  • Hanover
  • Goochland
  • Charlottesville
  • Petersburg
  • Powhatan
  • Amelia
  • Charles City
  • Louisa
  • Dinwiddie
  • Prince George
  • New Kent
  • and Caroline.

Our Charterhouse School is onsite which serves both day students from the greater Richmond area and students who live at the Child & Family Healing Center.

More About Our Services

Treatment Foster Care
As opposed to simply “Foster Care” children in treatment foster care have experienced multiple moves or have emotional trauma. This is where UMFS shines in our ability to pair a child with the right family and parents and also offer parents 24/7 on call support, local support groups, and individual strategies for each child in foster care. The choice to become a foster parent is one of the most fulfilling and impactful decisions you can make to improve the lives of foster children and teens.

Attend an info session today and learn more about what it means to become a foster parent.

Adoption Services
UMFS offers a helping hand throughout the adoption process and ensures that children and youth are placed in families with the utmost care and support. During the adoption process we strive to ensure healthy attachments between parents and children and offer support services like parenting classes and workshops, support groups for adoption, and adoption counseling.

Residential Treatment
The residential treatment program is available for children and young adults who are facing serious behavioral or emotional issues. The Child and Family healing center provides a therapeutic treatment and our Charterhouse school to help address issues and empower children ages 11-18 to build on their strengths.

Intensive Care Coordination
Our intensive care coordination program is a highly individualized, family-driven facilitation process. that to supports children up to age 21 who are currently in or at risk of being in, an out-of-home placement. Families identify their needs, select the professionals they want on their team and lead all treatment decisions. A  single integrated Plan of Care is developed at monthly team meetings.and the facilitation process continues until the team’s goals are accomplished.

Family Support Partners
UMFS is proud to be a provider of Family Support Partners, parents who’ve experienced first hand what it’s like to have a child struggling with mental, emotional or behavioral challenges. Family support partners provide emotional support, advocacy, education, to available services and help families express their voice and choice.

Specialized Education
Specialized education is a service UMFS offers to children with intellectual differences such as autism or those who struggle in a standard school setting. These children can receive a comprehensive education through our Charterhouse Schools. Children who attend our school will receive education in a, licensed and accredited setting, from highly trained staff, teachers, and behavioral specialists that help students find the strength and confidence to achieve success in school.

Becoming a foster parent in Charlottesville, VA!

With over 5,000 children in foster care in Virginia, we always need foster parents. In order to become a licensed foster parent in Virginia, there are various qualifications and requirements to start the process. Click below to learn more about the process, training, support, and more!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Foster Care

Who are the children that I would foster? The children in foster care represent all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. They are frequently part of a sibling group or teens.

What happens when the child is unable to return home? When a child is unable to return home, a plan is developed to provide permanency for him.

Can I adopt a child through the foster system? Yes, in Virginia, 60% of foster youth are adopted by their foster parents.

I’m single. Am I able to be a foster parent? Yes, more than 100,000 single persons across the nation are foster parents.

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See What Others Say About Working with UMFS

“We chose UMFS as our agency because they offer so many ways to support youth in foster care.  From group homes to schools, fostering to adoption, community outreach to political action, they are fully immersed in helping children.  The agency workers are responsive and knowledgeable and the agency provides consistent training. Can’t recommend UMFS enough!”

★★★★★ – Allison Spears

“This agency is very positive and care about their resource parents and children. Services that you need for your foster child they have referrals to help and assist you. UMFS is there when you need them.”

★★★★★ – LaToya Smith

Learn more about becoming a foster parent and get in touch with UMFS today!

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