Second Annual Eve of the Eve Gala December 29th


December 29, 2018 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Casa del Barco 320 S 12th St, Richmond, VA 23219


Please join us for our second annual fantastic winter fundraising gala, Eve of the Eve, scheduled for Saturday the 29th—the evening BEFORE the evening BEFORE New Year’s Eve.

This event is hosted by the Children’s Home Society of Virginia’s Junior Board members and sponsored by SUNTRUST, AETNA BETTER HEALTH and M&T BANK.

Eve of the Eve will benefit all of our programs for waiting children, adoptive families and at-risk youth transitioning out of foster care. If you can’t attend The Eve of the Eve, please support our fundraising event with a donation…DONATE HERE!

Attendees will also enjoy a silent auction with a selection of items and activities from local business and our supporters! Click here to register for this spectacular event.

There are several ticket options:
Single Ticket price: $85/Ticket

Pair of Tickets (2 registrants): $160/Pair

VIP Experience: $600
6 Tickets, Reserved Table, Tableside Drink Service, Table Dessert Display

Please plan to come down to Casa del Barco December 29th from 7:00 pm-11:00 pm, and wear your Festive Cocktail attire.Validated parking in the Troutman Sanders Building.

Tickets include include an impressive spread of Mexican fare, desserts, silent auction and open bar.



Parenting Trauma-Exposed Children


November 10, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Children's Home Society of Virginia Fredericksburg, 4701 Market Street, Suite F, Fredericksburg, VA 22408

CHS invites foster and adoptive parents to attend an interactive training that offers an overview of concepts from the TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) model created by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross at the TCU Institute of Child Development.

Attendees will learn:

  • How trauma impacts brain development and triggers “survival mode” in your child
  • Practical tools for building a safe, trusting relationship with your child
  • Methods for teaching your child’s brain new skills such as self-regulation and social competence
  • Helpful interventions for preventing and managing behavioral episodes
  • The importance of adult attachment style when working with children of trauma

$50 per attendee (payable on the date of training)
Lunch is provided

Participants will leave with a copy of The Connected Child by Dr. David Cross and Dr. Karyn Purvis

To register for this training, please RSVP to Lauren Weidner – by Monday, November 5th, 2018

Winter Kid’s Club


December 20, 2018 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


CHS Fredericksburg Office 4701 Market Street Fredericksburg, VA 22408

We welcome adoptive and pre-adoptive children and teens ages 6-18 to join us and other adoptive youth at our Winter Kid’s Club taking place December 20, 2018.

We will start our day learning mindfulness and body awareness during a morning yoga session. Yoga Instructor, Elisa Hayden, will join us at the office for a morning of stretching, mindfulness, and simple yoga poses. After yoga, we will head to Richmond for our next activity. We will arrive at the Sports Center of Richmond, eat our packed lunches, and enjoy an afternoon of indoor sports fun. There are several instructor lead activities to choose from including soccer, capture-the-flag, tug-of-war, and much more! Our group will then head back to CHS Fredericksburg to chill out with snacks and a movie or more time with our game and crafting materials.

The cost for the entire day is $20 per attendee.

To register your child or teen for Kid’s Club please email your completed registration form to Anna Yates, at

For more information, contact Anna Yates at (540) 226-0583 or email at

Space is limited so sign up soon!

Kid’s Club Registration Form