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Support Virginia’s Foster Care System by Joining Our “Go the Distance” Challenge

Did you know next month is Foster Care Awareness Month? Each May we take the time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections.  Today, there are nearly 1,000 children in Virginia’s […]

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Celebrating Social Work Month

March is National Social Work Month, and the theme this year is “Social Workers Are Essential.” Below we discuss what social work is, what social workers do, and highlight the amazing social workers who work for the Children’s Home Society of Virginia. “Celebrating National Social Work month doesn’t come with a parade, party, or confetti, […]

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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 […]

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Foster Care Advocacy Work in Virginia

Virginia is ranked 50th in the nation for the rate at which youth age out of foster care.  The outcomes for youth who age out of foster care are bleak: 1 in 4 are incarcerated within two years.  1 in 5 are homeless within two years. Only 3% will graduate college. Because of these heartbreaking […]

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RTD Opinion: Marsh-Carter and Cunningham column “Foster children need our help”

On Tuesday February 23rd, the Richmond Times-Dispatch published an Op-ed authored by Children’s Home Society of Virginia president and CEO Nadine Marsh-Carter, and policy director Cassie Cunningham. Our goal is to continue to inform the public about the plight and often dire outcomes of youth in Virginia’s foster care system, and to encourage adoption and […]

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The Children’s Home Society of Virginia | Exploring Adoption in the 2010s

For the last year, we have been writing about our rich history. Each month has focused on a new decade, starting with the year we were founded, 1900, and going up until the 2000s. In these blogs, we have discussed our feats, triumphs, setbacks, hurdles, and more. Throughout our 120 years, one thing always stayed […]

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CHS President and CEO Nadine Marsh-Carter Reflects On Our Rich 120-year History, and her adoptive family’s journey

As the CHS President, former board member, and adoptive parent, I am humbled and proud to be small part of the agency’s 120+ year legacy of serving Virginia’s children, youth and families. Like CHS’s charter board members who started the agency in 1900, our current board, staff and community supporters are committed to ensuring children […]

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The Children’s Home Society of Virginia | Exploring Adoption in the 2000s

Over the last twelve months, we have been writing about our rich history. Since our founding in 1900, we have overcome a lot of hurdles to best serve the vulnerable youth in Virginia. For 120 years, we have learned to adapt to best serve our children and communities. We have adapted through financial burdens, World […]

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Richmond Times-Dispatch interviews two CHS families and CHS president for National Adoption Month 2020 expose.

Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter Jess Nocera interviewed two CHS families–the Mathews and the Steels–and our president and CEO Nadine Marsh-Carter for this in-depth narrative about adoption of older youth from foster care. The article, titled “‘Never have to search for a family again.’ Richmond-area families reflect on adopting teenagers,”  is published on Thanksgiving Day during National […]

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Kat Simons Interview for National Adoption Month 2020 airs on WRVA and other Entercom radio stations

  Kat Simons generously agreed to interview our Chief Advancement Officer Bruin Richardson in November to discuss the great need for adopting young Virginians out of the foster care system and into permanent loving homes. The interview ran on WRVA, Sports 910, 1065 the beat, Mix 98.1, XL102, Q-94 and Big Country the weekend of […]

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