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“I’ve Done That. And You Can Do That, Too.” The need for foster parents is great, and so is the support that’s available to them

Creating opportunities for young people in foster care and the loving foster parents who open their hearts and homes is top of mind for the Treatment Foster Care (TFC) team at UMFS.

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Open Your Heart, Open Your Home, & Open a World of Possibilities for Youth in Foster Care

Shenika was 15 when she met her foster mother, Romania. Like most children in care, Shenika was nervous — skeptical, even — at the prospect of living with someone she barely knew.

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Celebrating our TFC Team in NOVA

Children and teens in foster care deserve safe and loving homes, and safe and loving homes are exactly what the UMFS Treatment Foster Care (TFC) team in #UMFSNOVA provides for youth. “We have such diversity in our resource families,” said Laura Giunta, Regional Director in Northern Virginia. “Many of our families have previously adopted youth […]

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Sahra and Dexter Making a Difference for Youth in Foster Care

Sahra knows what it’s like to be at rock bottom. She was abandoned by her mother at a young age, and a few years later lost both her father and stepmother to drug addiction. At 16, Sahra gave birth to her first child. She was pregnant with her second child when she graduated high school. […]

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Power of Social Work, Collaboration on Full Display During Winter Weather Event

While March has given way to warmer weather and longer days, it was just a few short weeks ago that back-to-back ice storms caused significant disruptions throughout Virginia.

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Shaping Our Future: The UMFS Be A Champion Capital Campaign

Katie Moore is the UMFS Major Gifts and Campaign Manager at UMFS. She’s been with the organization for nearly nine years and currently is leading the Be a Champion Capital Campaign, which is helping fund a new residential treatment building in Richmond  (pictured in the rendering above), as well as improvements to Charterhouse School and the […]

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Here’s What Happens When You Invest in the UMFS Capital Campaign

Katie Moore is the UMFS Major Gifts and Campaign Manager at UMFS. She’s been with the organization for nearly nine years and currently is leading the Be a Champion Capital Campaign

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Getting to Know Katie and the UMFS Be a Champion Capital Campaign

Katie Moore is the UMFS Major Gifts and Campaign Manager at UMFS. She’s been with the organization for nearly nine years and currently is leading the Be a Champion Capital Campaign

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Help Empower All Lives: UMFS Campaign HEAL Collaborating with Community to Help Families

Many will remember 2020 as a particularly difficult year, and a year in which some families experienced major disruptions to their day-to-day. The good news? Acts of kindness abound, thanks to the power of caring and collaboration that’s found throughout the greater Fredericksburg community.

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How Jadie Reached Her Full Potential

There’s a charisma about Jadie that’s evident from the moment you meet her. Her infectious laugh, kind smile, and gentle demeanor take center stage. But the Charterhouse School sophomore is quick to remind us it hasn’t always been like this.

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