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02/03/2020 - 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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01/16/2020 - 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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01/15/2020 - 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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12/02/2019 - 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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11/25/2019 - 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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11/21/2019 - NBC12 Interviews the Baughan Family for National Adoption Month 2019

One of our exceptional adoptive families, Roger and Cameron Baughan, offered to tell their story to the public during National Adoption Month 2019. NBC 12 reporter Karina Bolster took them up on their offer, and produced an interesting and moving story about them—and the important need for adopting older youth in foster care in Virginia. […]

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11/21/2019 - CBS6 Interviews CHS Staff for announcement of Panel of Experts Policy Recommendations

Nadine Marsh-Carter and Cassie Cunningham were interviewed by CBS reporter and multi-media journalist Cameron Thompson on Tuesday, the day we announced our much anticipated Policy Recommendations to the public. The policy recommendations, related to foster care system in Virginia and specifically to support who age out of the system were developed by our exceptional Panel […]

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11/14/2019 - Fredericksburg Parent and Family Magazine Article “Why I Adopted” features CHS

Fredericksburg Parent and Family profiled three successful local adoptive families in their November publication–in recognition of National Adoption Month. The Bratt family that is featured at the beginning of the article is one of our families who come to all the Fredericksburg Kid’s Clubs and family events! They also featured Children’s Home Society of Virginia, […]

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