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09/29/2020 - Aging Out Institute Interviews CHS’s Bruin Richardson & Kim Lewis for “Preparing Foster Youth for Adulting” series

Preparing Foster Youth for Adulting Episode 019: Interview with Bruin Richardson & Kim Lewis from Children’s Home Society of VA (Richmond, VA) My Path Forward was invited by the Aging Out Institute [AOI] to participate in a podcast series. For the series, AOI is interviewing organizations and experts that support foster youth as they age […]

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09/22/2020 - The Children’s Home Society of Virginia | Exploring Adoption in the 1980s

Over this past year, we have been writing monthly blogs about our rich history. As one of the oldest adoption agencies in Virginia, we have always dedicated our time to finding permanent adoptive homes for children of all ages throughout the state. Founded in 1900, we have since served nearly 15,000 children and families. Healthy […]

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08/18/2020 - 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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08/18/2020 - 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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08/10/2020 - 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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06/06/2020 - 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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04/13/2020 - 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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04/09/2020 - 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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04/06/2020 - 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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04/03/2020 - 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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