Foster Care in Norfolk, VA

UMFS is an unwavering champion for high risk children and families. It is our mission to empower children and teens to reach their full potential. Our Norfolk location offers services imperative to the growth and development of foster children or those who need care. We have always been determined to help, not just the children and teens, but the families that partner to adopt or foster them with our Family Care Services and independent living programs.

Services Offered

Although UMFS is known best for our treatment foster care and adoption services, we provide a continuum of care to Norfolk 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 Norfolk

Tidewater Campus
35301 Robin Hood Rd. #122
Norfolk, VA 23513Phone: 757-490-9791
Fax: 757-490-8324
Email: tidewater@umfs.org
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00am-4:30pm* Sat & Sun: CLOSED

Our Tidewater office sits right in the heart of Norfolk’s Commerce Park serving the whole of Eastern Virginia including Norfolk’s surrounding communities. We offer regular hours during weekdays for treatment foster care, adoption services, and our family programs and also can be on call 24/7 for treatment foster care questions or needs outside of our normal business hours.

Services we Offer

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 be a foster parent.

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Adoption Services
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.

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 center and our Charterhouse school to help address issues and empower children ages 11-18 to build on their strengths.

Intensive Care
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.

Therapeutic Mentoring
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
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.

See What Others Say About Working with UMFS

“You all are the biggest blessing I have been a part of with helping children in need.”

★★★★★ – Anonymous

“We have a wonderful experience with the program. The director and all employees we’ve encountered are very passionate about their children and we feel well cared for as parents.”

– Anonymous

“I have been with UMFS for [approximately] 17 years it has been a very rewarding experience. The staff at UMFS are the best they are always available when needed and do everything they can to help.”

★★★★★ – Debra Brackett

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

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