News and Events
March 20, 2020
Each year at the UMFS Scholarship Reception, it’s our distinct honor to celebrate the young adults who are following their dreams of higher education.
“Not as Fortunate in Other Parts of the World.” Through Collaboration, UMFS Youth Counselor Brings Clean Water to Native Liberia
March 3, 2020
Georgia Thompson-Bates is an overnight youth counselor at the UMFS Child & Family Healing Center in Richmond. A native of West Africa, Georgia recently traveled to her hometown in Liberia to install a hand pump to bring clean water to families there. The project was funded by money raised by staff and students at UMFS. […]
January 31, 2020
At UMFS, we are unwavering champions for children, teens, and families, collaborating with communities to help them reach their full potential. Each month, we name an employee as Unwavering Champion of the Month for going above and beyond in upholding our agency’s mission and values.
January 28, 2020
Verbalizing the value of volunteers can be difficult for some, but not so much for those who have been beneficiaries of their selfless generosity.
January 21, 2020
Over the past several years, United Methodists around the world have been focused on A Way Forward and its implications for the future of The United Methodist Church.
January 13, 2020
Greg Peters is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and President and CEO of UMFS. He’s been with the agency since 1980. As we begin 2020, UMFS celebrates 120 years of service to children, teens and families.
December 30, 2019
At UMFS, we are unwavering champions for children, teens and families, collaborating with communities to help them reach their full potential. Each month, we name an employee as Unwavering Champion of the Month for going above and beyond in upholding our agency’s mission and values. We’re delighted to announce Danielle Pitchford as our Unwavering Champion […]
December 1, 2019
UMFS Welcomes You to Campus. Get a peek behind the scenes and learn more about UMFS. Join us for a free tour of the Richmond campus. You’ll learn a bit about our history, hear stories about the high-risk children, teens, and families we serve, and get an update on the ways our Richmond campus will […]
November 13, 2019
People do well if they can. A fairly simple statement, to be sure, and one that’s recognized as a guiding principal across UMFS. And to help people do well, you must understand where they’re coming from.
November 12, 2019
Cottage Manager Tavis Foushee and Senior Manager of Residential Life Dana Ray have witnessed quite a lot in their combined 33 years at UMFS Child & Family Healing Center (CFHC): an adolescent with trauma so severe they’d lie on the ground gagging for hours;