Foster Care Chesterfield, VA
At UMFS it’s our mission to empower at-risk children and families to overcome their difficult circumstances. Across the entire Richmond area, and particularly Chesterfield, Virginia, we are able to provide care for foster children, help assist in the adoption process, as well as provide residential treatment at our Child and Family Healing Center.
Services In Chesterfield
Although UMFS is known best for our foster care treatment and adoption services, we provide a continuum of care to Chesterfield children, families, and the surrounding community such as:
- Treatment Foster Care
- Adoption Services
- Residential Treatment
- Intensive Care Coordination
- Therapeutic Mentoring
- Specialized Education
If you have any questions about the services we offer or would like to speak with a staff member please contact us.
Our Nearest UMFS Office to Chesterfield
3900 W Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Our beautiful Richmond campus is located at 3900 W Broad in the center of Richmond. The location is our main base for foster care, residential treatment, adoption, and private day school for specialized education. This location is also prominently used for our community based activities allowing parents to come and help young adults or children who may be struggling with emotional issues or need more intensive care from UMFS.
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.
UMFS offers a helping hand in entire adoption process and ensures that children and young adults are placed in families with the utmost care and support. During the adoption process we strive to healthy attachments between parents and children and offer support services like parenting classes and workshops, support groups for adoption, and adoption counseling.
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 center and our Charterhouse school to help address issues and empower children ages 11-18 to build on their strengths.
Our intensive care program is highly individualized and works to support children up to age 21 who are currently in or at risk of being in, an out-of-home placement. A single integrated Plan of Care is written by UMFS and implemented with monthly meetings and regular check ins to help families feel comfortable and children to empowered.
Family Support Partners
UMFS is proud to be the only provider in Central Virginia of Family Support Partners, a program aimed to assist families struggling with children who have mental or emotional challenges. Family support partners provide emotional support, advocacy, and education to families struggling to access available services and express their voice and choice.
For at risk children who need extra support UMFS provides therapeutic mentors to support, train, and coach kids ages 8-21. Our experience gives opportunities for success to children and young adults who have emotional or behavioral challenges.
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, licensed and accredited, from highly trained staff, teacher, and behavioral specialists to help students find the strength and confidence to achieve success in school.
Becoming a foster parent in Chesterfield, 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!
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.
See What Others Say About Working with UMFS
“I love the support and resources that UMFS Farmville/Lynchburg area provides for my kids. My workers are great and they care about the kids they serve. So glad I picked this agency!”
★★★★★ – Jane Allison Thomas
“I’ve been with UMFS for 2 yrs now. Fostering these children is a privilege and so rewarding. As an organization, they truly are amazing. The TFC workers are always there to help any time of day, no matter what.”
★★★★★ – Victoria Phillips MacLean
“This place changed my life..honestly. It was hard adjusting when I got there but that’s normal…I’m scared to know where I might have been if I had never went there. UMFS will always hold a very special place in my life and in my heart.”
Learn more about becoming a foster parent and get in touch with UMFS today!