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The Possibilities Project Announces New Research On Services And Supports For Youth Aging Out Of Foster Care

Nadine Marsh-Carter • President & CEO • Children’s Home Society of Virginia Greta Harris • President & CEO • Better Housing Coalition Youth aging out of foster care have daunting challenges set before them. Instead of having the freedom and privilege to develop into thriving adults at their own pace, they are forced to “age […]

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Improving education outcomes reaps tremendous benefits for aged-out young adults…and their communities.

By Diehdre Gregory The Possibilities Project Program Manager Education plays a critical role in establishing and maintaining a career and building a strong social network. The Child Trends nationwide report assessed best practices and innovations in six crucial service areas, one of which was Post-secondary Education. Research shows young people who have experienced foster care have, […]

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Evaluating Virginia’s Services for Transitioning Foster Youth

CHS partnered with Better Housing Coalition and ChildTrends to create a report focusing on outcomes for older youth transitioning from foster care. The report was based on a policy scan and a national survey, and analyzes the services that Virginia provides to the transition-age youth population as compared to other states. It sheds a light […]

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Act Now to Make Your Investments Pay Off for Virginia’s Youth

With the significant rise in the stock market over the past twelve months, this may be an excellent time to consider a gift of appreciated stock to CHS.  In most cases gifts of appreciated stock allow a tax write off equal to the market value of the stock, not the cost basis. (obviously, consult with […]

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With “This Is Us,” Hollywood successfully portrays the challenges of foster care

by Laura Pitts Foster Care Adoption Program Manager My one guilty pleasure? Television. Binge-watching Parks and Rec for the 10th time? Guilty. Waiting eagerly all week for a new episode of Game of Thrones to air? Guilty. Jumping on the Facebook page for The Walking Dead minutes after a new episode to find out what […]

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CHS Launches Restructured Website for Improved Navigation

CHS is happy to launch our newly restructured website. The design has not changed, but: Navigation has been improved to allow visitors to easily locate our programs and services, and how to support us! We have compiled our programs under one main heading “What We Do” Pages have been added and content has been updated […]

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