Foster Care Henrico, 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.
Services In Henrico
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:
- Treatment Foster Care
- Adoptive Family Preservation
- Project Life
- Intensive Care Coordination
- Family Support Partners
- Family Care Services
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 Henrico County
3900 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220
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
- Charles City
- 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.
UMFS offers a helping hand in entire 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 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.
Intensive Care Coordination
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 a provider 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 Henrico, 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
“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
“Working for UMFS for the last 5 years has been a wonderful and inspiring experience. I’ve witnessed so many incredible stories of empowerment, support and healing. It’s an honor to support the work of talented and passionate social workers, youth counselors, teachers, therapists, parent support partners, trainers, mentors, tutors, and foster/adoptive parents who relentlessly pursue solutions for children and families in need of assistance.”
★★★★★ – Katie Moore
Learn more about becoming a foster parent and get in touch with UMFS today!