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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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The Children’s Home Society of Virginia History | Exploring the 1910s

In January we celebrated the Children’s Home Society of Virginia’s 120th birthday! Since 1900, we have always dedicated our time to children and families in Virginia. We believe healthy families are the cornerstone of healthy communities. We work diligently to transform our community by creating and supporting families in which children can thrive. We are […]

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Child Welfare Information Gateway: What Happens When Youth Age Out of Foster Care? Presenting “Aged-Out: Finding Home”

World-wide news aggregator for the child welfare industry Child Welfare Information Gateway published a “News Tip” in their January 28th edition promoting the VPM PBS documentary about CHS’s The Possibilities Project entitled “Aged Out.” They also linked to the announcement in Richmond-Times Dispatch’s richmond.com. VA: What Happens When Youth Age Out of Foster Care? Presenting […]

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Adoption Benefits: Advantages for Adoptive Parents, Adoptive Children and Your Community

Adoption reaps many benefits. Aside from placing a neglected or abused child in a loving, forever home, adoption also impacts birth mothers, adoptive parents, extended family and your community. Adoption is important for everyone.  If you are thinking about adopting, you’re in the right place. Below we discuss the life-changing and lifelong advantages that come […]

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The Children’s Home Society of Virginia History | Exploring the 1900s

Child welfare has been a large part of the overall welfare program for as long as we can remember, starting with the realization of social needs. Over time, children have become increasingly more important in the minds of interested and responsible people. The Children’s Home Society of Virginia was founded as a result of both […]

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A Successful Week 2 Wraps up at the General Assembly!

This was a big week at the General Assembly for foster care related issues. On Wednesday, we joined Voices for Virginia’s Children as they led a Foster Youth Advocacy day. Almost 20 youth who have foster care or kinship care experience came down to the General Assembly to share their experiences and thoughts on pending […]

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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Foster Care Caucus plans to build on momentum in its second legislative session

We had a great time being a part of the Youth Foster Care and Kinship Care Advocacy Day on Wednesday! A huge thank you to our partner Voices for Virginia’s Children​ for organizing and hosting! We joined 16 youth with foster care and kinship care experience at the General Assembly to meet with legislators and […]

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