News and Events

Doubling Down with a Delicious Donation

Longtime UMFS donor and Leadership Coach Nancy Eberhardt knows that children, teens, and families served by UMFS are well cared for. “I have a lot of trust in the employees, and I really believe in the leadership,” she said. So when an opportunity to support frontline staff during the coronavirus crisis presented itself, Nancy gladly doubled down with a $1,000 gift to purchase meals from local restaurants for staff at UMFS Leland House in […]

More >

An Out-of-this-World Easter

With Easter quickly approaching, staff at the UMFS Child & Family Healing Center (CFHC) and Leland House were racking their brains for ways to provide residents with a proper celebration in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. All off-campus activities were on hold, no visitors were allowed on campus, and the stay-at-home order and the need for […]

More >

Hunter Helping Where He Can

UMFS Charterhouse School student Hunter loves to lend a helping hand, which is one of many reasons he was so fond of his internship with the UMFS maintenance team. Hunter earned his internship through the Charterhouse School Applied Curriculum Program, and each week his peers and UMFS staff alike looked forward to Hunter’s golf cart […]

More >

Celebrating the UMFS Scholarship Recipients

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.

More >

“Not as Fortunate in Other Parts of the World.” Through Collaboration, UMFS Youth Counselor Brings Clean Water to Native Liberia

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.  […]

More >

Unwavering Champion of the Month Mike Hollister

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.

More >

“Some Kids Have No Family to Call.” Volunteer Mentors Provide Invaluable Service for Youth

Verbalizing the value of volunteers can be difficult for some, but not so much for those who have been beneficiaries of their selfless generosity.

More >

UMFS Statement on A Way Forward

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.

More >

120 Years and Beyond: A Message From UMFS President and CEO Greg Peters

  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.

More >

Unwavering Champion of the Month Danielle Pitchford

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 […]

More >

[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']