12/15/2023 - Join us for Annual Foster Care Advocacy Day at the Virginia General Assembly!

SAVE THE DATE! We will be holding our annual Foster Care Advocacy Day at the Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday January 31 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Here’s what you need to know: WHO should attend? Anyone who wants to advocate for better outcomes for children, youth and families involved in the foster care […]

11/13/2023 - The Importance of Supporting an Adopted Child – National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month! This campaign aims to bring awareness to adoption issues and the need for adoptive families.  Since 1900, we have placed more than 17,000 youth into permanent, loving homes. We believe every child deserves a home, and our mission is to build strong families and lifelong relationships for Virginia’s at-risk youth. […]

09/29/2023 - What does Virginia’s recently adopted budget do for Virginia’s children in foster care?

You may have recently heard that after many months of working through a compromise on the Virginia State Budget, the General Assembly and the Governor have both officially adopted and enacted a new budget for Virginia for this fiscal year. But what you may not have heard is what impact that budget has on Virginia’s […]

04/27/2023 - My Path Forward – An Option for Aged Out Youth in Virginia

What happens to youth when they age out of Virginia’s foster care system? Research proves when youth are no longer supported by the traditional foster care system, they are “at-risk” for devastating outcomes. To combat these devastating outcomes, we partnered with The Better Housing Coalition to create My Path Forward, a program that provides housing […]

11/22/2022 - 2022 National Adoption Month | Permanency Matters

November is National Adoption Month!  The goals of National Adoption Month include: increasing national awareness of adoption issues. shining a light on the need for adoptive families for older children and teenagers in the foster care system. emphasizing the value of youth engagement. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Adoption Week in 1984. President […]

12/14/2021 - Nonprofits to Support With Year-End Giving Contributions

This holiday season, now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, we kindly ask that you consider donating to our Red Stocking Campaign.  Established in 1909, the Red Stocking is a historical campaign done by Children’s Home Societies around the country to raise money to help find safe homes for children of all ages. […]

11/12/2021 - Adopting Older Children and Teens During National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month! We believe that every child deserves a permanent, loving home. Permanency makes all the difference in the life of a child. National Adoption Month has been celebrated every November across the country for more than two decades. November serves as a time to educate local communities through programs, events, and […]

02/14/2020 - 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 […]