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The Children’s Home Society of Virginia | Exploring the 1960s & 1970s

Over the last seven months, we have been sharing our organization’s history with you. Founded in 1900, the Children’s Home Society of Virginia is one of Virginia’s oldest adoption agencies. Since then, we have served nearly 15,000 children and families.  Our mission is the same now as it was back then: to find permanent adoptive […]

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Virginia Ranks 50th Again–You Can Help Change That Today

Virginia Ranks 50th Again – You Can Help Change That Today Virginia has fallen back to 50th – worst in the nation – for the rate at which youth age out of foster care. While there are many factors contributing to our high rate of youth aging out of foster care, two big factors are: […]

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NBC12: “Richmond-area foster program doubling youth program size”

A recent NBC12 News story from describes the expansion of our MY PATH FORWARD program for aged out foster youth, which is now recruiting new applicants. Thanks Henry Graff and WWBT NBC Channel 12 News! CLICK HERE TO LINK TO THE VIDEO STORY Richmond-area foster program doubling youth program size   By Henry Graff | […]

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The Children’s Home Society of Virginia | Exploring the 1940s and 1950s

Recently, we have been shedding light on our rich history. We have dedicated each month since January to a decade of our past. We started with the 1900s and have since explored the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s. In June, we are taking a look at adoption in the 1940s and the 1950s. For as long […]

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CHS Rebrands Program Serving Youth to MY PATH FORWARD to Better Reflect Growth and Outcomes

Children’s Home Society of Virginia (CHS) and Better Housing Coalition (BHC) are excited to announce that their award winning program for youth who have aged out of the foster care system has a new name. As our program enters its fifth year, it is much more than a “Project” and the young people we serve […]

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Children’s Home Society of Virginia Supports Equity and Inclusion

At CHS we are proud to have served Virginia’s children and families for the past 120 years. Since our start, we have seen many changes in culture and society and have made conscious choices to be a place of safety and inclusivity. Driven by our mission and core values, we continue to support racial justice […]

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Celebrating Pride and Passion in June 2020

Happy Pride Month! My name is Kristen and my pronouns are she/her/hers. Every June I celebrate those dear to me (and those who are strangers too) in the LGBTQ+ community, but I am an ally every day of the year. Being an ally means that I do not identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer […]

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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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