11/13/2023 - The Importance of Supporting an Adopted Child – National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month! This campaign aims to bring awareness to adoption issues and the need for adoptive families.  Since 1900, we have placed more than 17,000 youth into permanent, loving homes. We believe every child deserves a home, and our mission is to build strong families and lifelong relationships for Virginia’s at-risk youth. […]

09/26/2023 - Q&A With Our New CEO, Krystal Thompson

In August, we welcomed our new CEO, Krystal Thompson, who worked as a social worker in the CHSVA Roanoke office in the 1990s! What a full-circle moment!  Krystal officially started her new role in August after our interim CEO Mel Tull finished his time leading CHSVA. As the CEO, Krystal is responsible for the successful […]

08/31/2023 - Post Adoption Support for Adoptive Families

Throughout the lifetime of adoption, loss, grief, identity, attachment, and trauma impact youth and their families.  Youth are placed into foster care at no fault of their own. When a child experiences neglect, abuse, abandonment, or other issues that endanger their health or safety, they will be removed from their homes and placed into the […]

07/17/2023 - 3 Simple Ways to Advocate for Children in Virginia’s Foster Care System

When most people think of how to advocate for children in Virginia’s foster care system, they think of the winter time, visiting the General Assembly during its busiest time, running from meeting to meeting. But what about the rest of the year, like this summer? You may be wondering if there’s a way you can […]

06/09/2023 - 2023 Anniversary Celebration Recap

Children’s Home Society of Virginia is an adoption agency with a mission to serve Virginia’s at-risk youth. CHSVA was founded in 1900 on the belief that all children deserve a home. We have been serving youth and families in the Commonwealth ever since.  To date, we have served more than 17,000 Virginia children, youth, and […]

05/11/2023 - National Foster Care Month 2023 – The Importance of Kin Connections

May is National Foster Care Month!  The Children’s Home Society of Virginia understands that all members of child welfare play a crucial role in supporting children, youth, and families with foster care experience. We want to take this time to recognize these child welfare professionals – teachers, social workers, community health professionals, criminal justice workers, […]

04/27/2023 - My Path Forward – An Option for Aged Out Youth in Virginia

What happens to youth when they age out of Virginia’s foster care system? Research proves when youth are no longer supported by the traditional foster care system, they are “at-risk” for devastating outcomes. To combat these devastating outcomes, we partnered with The Better Housing Coalition to create My Path Forward, a program that provides housing […]

03/16/2023 - 2023 Annual Celebration at Main Line Brewery

We are back! Last year’s anniversary event at Main Line Brewery was such a success that we are back this year better than ever. Please join us Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Main Line Brewery for our annual event to celebrate CHSVA’s many accomplishments and provide support for an even brighter future! Last year’s event […]

02/21/2023 - Diverse Adoptive Families Needed – Adopt an Older Child Today

Black History Month is a yearly celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their key role in U.S. history. Black History Month began in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Starting in 1976, every American president has officially deemed February as Black History […]

02/02/2023 - Children’s Home Society of Virginia Hires Interim CEO, Mel Tull

Drum roll, please! We would like to take this time to welcome our Interim CEO, Mel Tull! Mel will serve as Interim CEO as we search for a permanent replacement.  “I look forward to working with the CHSVA Board and staff to ensure a seamless transition to a new CEO, who will lead the organization […]