Get Involved

Join our Champions and become
a FOSTER or ADOPTIVE parent

UMFS brings children 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.

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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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Your Donation Matters – Make a Difference Today

Donate Now
When you make a donation to UMFS, you empower high-risk children and teens to reach their full potential.

Teens like Melvin.

When Melvin was 15, his life changed dramatically. He entered foster care. He was referred to UMFS, and got involved in the UMFS Project LIFE program, which equips teens in foster care with critical life skills.

Melvin was skeptical at first, but over time he became one of Project LIFE’s most active members. The skills Melvin developed through Project LIFE helped him achieve a major life goal: college. Today, Melvin is proud to be a student at Old Dominion University.

You can help teens like Melvin achieve a brighter future.

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