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03/17/2020 - Virginia’s General Assembly Continue to Focus on Improving Foster Care

Thank you to everyone who helped advocate for positive changes to the foster care system during this 2020 General Assembly session! Your voice was heard! We are thankful to each of you as well as the members of the General Assembly for their continued focus on improving the lives of children and youth involved in […]

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02/26/2020 - 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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02/25/2020 - 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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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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