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

What happens when youth age out of foster care?   Research shows that when youth are no longer supported by the traditional foster care system, and therefore age out of foster care, they are “at-risk” for devastating outcomes: 1 in 4 will be incarcerated within 2 years. 1 in 5 will be homeless within 2 […]

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2020 General Assembly Session has Begun!

We are excited that the 2020 General Assembly session began earlier this week! Being just a few days in, here’s a look at what’s to come over the next 60 days. Last year was an incredible year with the legislation that passed and we are expecting another big year for foster care, adoption and aging […]

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Where Does Your Money Go When You Donate to Charity?

With the holiday season in full swing, many will want to donate to local charities and nonprofits. However, there is a lot of gray area when it comes to how much money supports the mission of the nonprofit, as opposed to administrative expenses.   Local Charities to Donate to Before donating, you should do your research […]

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CHS Services Profiled in Video Broadcast on “Make Yourself At Home”

This is a wonderful video profiling Children’s Home Society of Virginia, artfully and mindfully created by Cyndi Merritt and her team at Make Yourself At Home. (Including Courtney at Mischief Media Productions) A great overview of CHS’s programs and mission with compelling video, which is broadcasting now on Cindi’s Facebbok page Make Yourself At Home. […]

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It’s the Season of Giving: Donate to Our Red Stocking Campaign

As National Adoption Month comes to a close, Children’s Home Society of Virginia is celebrating 120 years of innovation. That’s right—for 120 years, we have been hard at work serving Virginia’s youth. CHS has helped more than 14,000 youth find their permanent, loving home. We have placed infants all the way up to teenagers into […]

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Panel of Experts Identifies Over 40 Policy Recommendations to Support Youth Who Have Aged Out of Foster Care!

As a part of The Possibilities Project, for over the past year we have worked with a panel of experts who has identified over 40 policy recommendations to improve life outcomes and support youth who age out of foster care. The TPP Panel of Experts, co-chaired by Senator Favola (D- 31st District) and Delegate Peace […]

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CBS6 Inteviews CHS Adoptive Family for Virginia this Morning

The Matthews, a family that CHS helped to adopt a wonderful boy, offered to “give back” AGAIN by telling their story for National Adoption Month 2019, and to encourage more families to adopt just like they did. Bill Bevins interviewed them on CBS6 for the Virginia This Morning show on Monday morning, and the result […]

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Debunking 8 Adoption Myths for National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month. This year, the theme is Youth Voices: Why Family Matters.  Permanency matters, even for older children and teens. Currently, there are nearly 1,000 children waiting for an adoptive family in Virginia. Of those 1,000 children, 33% are 13 years of age or older. Unfortunately, these teens are at risk of […]

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