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A Guide to Foster Care for National Foster Care Month

­­­­­ May is Foster Care Month By Laura Pitts Foster Care Adoption Program Manager A lot of our CHS families get questions from their friends and family about how the foster system works and why kids need to be adopted. Below is an easy guide to learn more! Why do kids enter foster care? Children […]

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The Children’s Home Society of Virginia | Crises & Support During the 1930s

For the last several months, we have been writing blogs centered around our history. We started with the year we were chartered, 1900, and have since written blogs detailing our advances during the 1910s and 1920s. Each decade has its own feats, and the 1930s are no different.  Below, we discuss the crushing debt the […]

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The equitable impact of COVID-19: Let us not leave vulnerable populations behind

  Here at Children’s Home Society of Virginia, our work is rooted in 5 core values: Service, Integrity, Collaboration, Compassion and Equity. Equity is ensuring fair treatment, providing equality of opportunity and fair access. Equity does not mean providing everyone the same things, it means providing people with the things they need to be successful. […]

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COVID-19 and CHS: What You Can Do To Help

Over the past week we have written about how the COVID-19 crisis affects our clients and how we deliver our services. Today, our Chief Advancement Officer, Bruin Richardson, writes about how the crisis affects CHS–and what you can do to help. Friends and Supporters: Over the past several days we have chronicled the amazing work […]

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COVID-19 and CHS: What You Can Do To Help

Over the past week we have written about how the COVID-19 crisis affects our clients and how we deliver our services. Today, our Chief Advancement Officer, Bruin Richardson, writes about how the crisis affects CHS–and what you can do to help.   Friends and Supporters: Over the past several days we have chronicled the amazing […]

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How COVID-19 Affects CHS’s Work, Part III: The Possibilities Project

As we all adjust our lives, both personal and professional, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our team at CHS continues its work—albeit in new and creative ways. The uncertainty of our new reality creates additional challenges for the vulnerable and already traumatized children, families and adults with whom we work every day.  In the third […]

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How COVID-19 Affects CHS’s Work, Part II: Post Adoption

As we all adjust our lives, both personal and professional, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our team at CHS continues its work—albeit in new and creative ways. The uncertainty of our new reality creates additional challenges for the vulnerable and already traumatized children, families and adults with whom we work every day.  In the second […]

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How COVID-19 Affects CHS’s Work, Part I: Foster Care Adoption

As we all adjust our lives, both personal and professional, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our team at CHS continues its work—albeit in new and creative ways. The uncertainty of our new reality creates additional challenges for the vulnerable and already traumatized children, families and adults with whom we work every day.  In the […]

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A Message to Children’s Home Society Supporters

As we all deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to take a moment to let you know how Children’s Home Society is proactively assuring that we can continue our mission of serving Virginia’s at-risk children, youth and families. First, our work goes on. We continue to serve the foster children and youth with whom we […]

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Supporting adoptive families in a time of crisis

At CHSVA we strive to be a resource to our families and youth in the adoption and foster spheres. During a time of increased stress and decreased routine, we wanted to offer some helpful ideas and resources for families who want to be proactive or may be having a hard time. We know children, teens, […]

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