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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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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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