Events

MY PATH FORWARD VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE

When:

03/15/2021 -

04/15/2021 -

Where: Children's Home Society of Virginia

My Path Forward Virtual Food Drive: March 15-April 15, 2021

The My Path Forward Team is excited to serve an increased number of participants in both our traditional and independent living programs. To keep up with the demand, we are asking our supporters to participate in our Virtual Food Drive to replenish our pantry. We stock our pantry with items our young people may need as they enter the program or become temporarily unemployed. We also use our pantry items as an emergency community resource to youth ages 17-25 who do not enter our program but need assistance. Please help us restock by donating any of the following items or by making a monetary/gift card donation.

  • macaroni and cheese
  • ramen noodles
  • cereal (Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Frosted Flakes, Honey Nut Cheerios)
  • granola/protein bars
  • pudding cups
  • pasta
  • pasta sauce
  • boxed dinners
  • peanut butter and jelly
  • canned fruit
  • microwavable meals
  • pancake mix
  • syrup
  • laundry detergent
  • toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissue
  • personal hygiene items (deodorant, feminine products, etc.)
  • household cleaning supplies

In an effort to keep everyone safe during COVID-19, we have designated days for donation drop off –Mondays and Wednesdays 8a-12p. For all other drop off dates/times, please reach out to Sarah Peters at 804-353-0191 x100 to coordinate. THANK YOU!


CHS GO THE DISTANCE CHALLENGE

When:

05/01/2021 -

05/31/2021 -

Where:

The Great Outdoors

Did you know Virginia currently has nearly 1000 children in foster care waiting to be adopted? For over 120 years, Children’s Home Society of Virginia has walked side by side with youth in foster care who have no one to call Mom or .

Kids in foster care need our support. This May, which is Foster Care Month, you can “Go the Distance” with us to support Virginia’s children, families and youth. Our “Go the Distance” Challenge allows you to choose the distance you’ll go or the challenge you’ll make—whether walking, biking, swimming, performing acts of kindness, etc.—to demonstrate your commitment to Virginia’s children. Invite friends to join your challenge or to make a donation to CHS on our easy to use platform.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP—OR TO DONATE

Did you know that Virginia ranks last in the country for the age at which youth age out of our foster care system? Please join our Go the Distance challenge today, and help us make Virginia a better place—one child, youth and family at a time.

Click here to visit our OFFICIAL “GO THE DISTANCE” CHALLENGE EVENT PAGE.

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NPAC: Adoptive Parent Peer Support Group

When:

05/25/2021 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

06/08/2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

06/22/2021 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where:

Virtual: Through Zoom

Join your adoptive parent peers for a parent-led virtual support group. Groups are offered twice a month and will provide opportunities to explore adoption focused psychoeducation, as well as practical advice and support from parents with the first-hand experience of adoption. All events are free and open to adoptive parents from the Northern region of Virginia; however, space is limited and registration is required.

For more information contact Post Adoption Social Worker, Anna Yates, at anna@chsva.org.

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NPAC Virtual Respite: The Magic in Me

When:

06/10/2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Where:

Virtual: Through Zoom

 

Adopted youth ages 5 to 18 are invited to join the PAC (Post Adoption Club) virtually! During this two-hour day respite program, youth in the service region of the Northern Post Adoption Consortium (NPAC) are invited to join CHS adoption-competent social workers for a fun-filled virtual magic show! This activity is free to join, but registration is required.

For more information, contact CHS Post Adoption Social Worker, Anna Yates, at anna@chsva.org.

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Your Child’s Sensory World: NPAC Workshop

When:

06/17/2021 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where:

Virtual: Through Zoom

Children who have been adopted, often have a history of developmental trauma, which effects their senses. Through this workshop, we will explore the sensory needs of your child and how to promote behavioral and emotional growth by focusing on and supporting sensory needs. This will also be a chance for support from your adoptive parent peers. Children’s Home Society of Virginia (CHSVA) in partnership with the Northern Post Adoption Consortium (NPAC) and the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is providing this virtual workshop free for adoptive parents in the Northern region of Virginia.

Our staff will be available to answer any questions about adoption, trauma, or post adoption support. Contact Post Adoption Social Worker, Anna Yates, for more information at anna@chsva.org.

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Virtual Paint Party: NPAC respite

When:

06/19/2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Where:

Virtual: Through Zoom

Express yourself & engage with other youth during our fun, acrylic pouring paint party led by artist (and adoption social worker), Chiara Jones!! Adopted youth ages 5 to 18 are invited to join the PAC (Post Adoption Club) virtually! During this two-hour day respite program, youth in the service region of the Northern Post Adoption Consortium (NPAC) will engage in creative thinking, hands-on painting, all while engaging with other adopted youth.  This activity is free to join, but registration is required. Paint kids will be delivered to each participant prior to the event.

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