Get Involved

Join our Champions and become
a FOSTER or ADOPTIVE parent

UMFS brings children, teens, and parents together to form foster and adoptive families. We have the resources to support you in providing a loving and stable home for a child or teen.

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Volunteer

No matter how much time or what skills you have to offer, we can use your help. From working directly with our kids to refurbishing our gardens or serving meals, there is a way for you to join our volunteers in improving lives at UMFS. Learn More >

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Church Relations

The relationship between the United Methodist Church and UMFS goes back to the very beginning, when UMFS was founded in 1900 as the Virginia Conference Orphanage of the Methodist Church. Although we are no longer a formal part of the United Methodist Church, UMFS continues to be a ministry of the church.

We deeply value our longstanding collaboration with churches across Virginia, both United Methodist churches and churches from other denominations. Local churches provide passionate volunteers, dedicated foster families, much needed prayers, and critical donations to support the high-risk children and families we serve. We are grateful for this partnership.

Click below to learn about the ways your church can partner with UMFS.

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Help Children During Covid-19 – Donate Today

Donate Now
Your donation today will directly support the high-risk children and families at UMFS during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

We need your help now more than ever!

1. Donate Today – CLICK HERE to make a donation right now to support the high-risk children and families at UMFS, and the therapists, youth counselors, foster parents, and social workers who are working around the clock to support them.

2. Amazon Wish List – Purchase an item from our Amazon Wish List, to provide fun games and activities for the children at UMFS. CLICK HERE to start shopping. Due to health and safety concerns, we ask that you ship the items directly to us through Amazon. Please do not drop items off in person during this time.

3. Food Gift Cards – Donate $25 or $50 gift cards to Walmart, Target, or Kroger that can be used by our staff and our foster parents to buy food and necessities for the children in their care. Due to health and safety concerns, we ask that you mail them to: UMFS, Attn: Kate Ockerman, 3900 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230. Please do not drop off gift cards in person during this time. Contact Kate with any questions at kockerman@umfs.org.

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