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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Residential Care & Adult Day Programs

Mission: Touch a life. Create a future.

Geographic areas served: Virginia

Programs: Charterhouse School, Charterhouse School Therapeutic Day Program, Summer School, After-School Programs. These programs are available to children ages 11-18 in our Intensive Treatment Center and children in the community. In the community we work with local school districts who contract us to provide special education programs to their children who are emotionally or behaviorally challenged.  Our goals are: To prepare each student for academic growth.
To provide a safe and reclaiming school environment.
To identify and strengthen resiliency in order to return students to a less restrictive setting.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I can not say enough about how much UMFS cares about kids and how much they do to help them. I have been working here over 6 months. I am amazed at the dedication the staff show and the resources this agency puts into kids is very refreshing. I am very excited to be here and am looking forward to the future

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

UMFS continues to go above and beyond for the youth a Virginia. Each child in every program is addressed as an idividual and treatment is provided in a holistic manner.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked for UMFS for over three years and being a previous foster parent with another agency I can honestly say, UMFS is amazing. Working inside with the staff has given me an opportunity to understand their dedication and passion for not only the children, but the foster and adoptive parents as well. They go over and above to ensure their agency is the best. They take pride in the work that they accomplish but are humble at the chance to serve others. If anyone is interested in fostering or adopting a child, I would not hesitate to invite you to come check out this agency.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I began working as an English teacher for UMFS in August. I am very impressed with the care and concern the staff expresses towards each student and the child-first practices regarding instruction and behavior management. They are dedicated to having well-trained, knowledgeable staff to better assist youth in achieving success.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked for UMFS since 2002. UMFS manages the Adoptive Family Preservation Program (AFP) which provides free services to adoptive families throughout the state of Virginia, to support permanency and child/family well-being. As an individual and family therapist I have had the priviledge of working with many AFP families who have adopted children with highly specialized needs. Most of these adoptive families do not have the resources to afford the intensive (and costly) services they need to help these children heal, and AFP is a life saver for them. Every day I feel extremely lucky to work for an an agency that puts children and families first. UMFS is a wonderful agency that deserves a spot on the Top-Rated Nonprofits list!