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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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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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The Children’s Home Society of Virginia History | Exploring the 1920s

For the past two months, we have been writing blogs about our rich history, starting with our founding year of 1900. This blog focused on the turn of the twentieth century and the new era of hope for improving child welfare. The next blog, 1910, addressed our early staff, financials and organization expansion. This month, […]

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Exclusive Interview with “Aged-Out: Finding Home” Documentary Director, Pam Hervey

In January, VPM and 19RED released a new documentary titled “Aged-Out: Finding Home” that provides awareness of The Possibilities Project, a privately funded program for youth ages 18 to 25 who have aged out of the traditional foster care system in Virginia, as well as provides awareness of the difficulties faced by these youth.  This […]

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CHS Featured in Virginia Lawyer Magazine

We are at the tail end of the 2020 General Assembly session and will post an update within the next couple of days on how things are ending up. Spoiler alert: we may have some action items for those interested in joining our advocacy work! As we finish our work this session, CHS was featured […]

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Census Flyer for Foster and Adoptive Families

Please visit this link Census Flyer for Foster and Adoptive Families for important info about the CENSUS, especially the April 1 due date and the potential for missed funding for our programs if all people are not counted! Virginia could miss out on $20,000 in funding for each person not counted! Also you can learn more […]

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