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1900 - The Virginia Annual Conference is granted a charter from the state legislature and builds an orphanage on property in Richmond at 3900 W Broad St. At the outset of the Great Depression, many children are placed at the orphanage because of financial necessity. The number of residents peaks at 365. After the Social Security Act is enacted in 1935 children no longer have to be placed in institutional care because of financial necessity. From this date forward, the number of children living at the orphanage declines. 1951 - The name of the orphanage changes to the Virginia Methodist Children’s Home. Programs now serve more children on a temporary basis and return them to their families. 1979 - Charterhouse School opens on the Broad St campus and is named after the Methodist founder John Wesley’s school. Charterhouse School will provide greatly needed special education for residential youth. 1980 - A special emphasis is placed on working with the whole family to help meet the needs of children. 1984 - Programs expand to include adoption and foster care as well as a residential treatment program for youth. Regional centers open in Northern Virginia and Tidewater. 1993 - A groundbreaking takes place for Guardian Place, a 120-unit apartment building for people over 55 with low-to-moderate income. A satellite office of the Northern Virginia Regional Center opens. Services include home studies and post-placement supervision for international and private domestic adoptions and services for parents putting their children up for adoption. 2002 - A national grant is awarded to UMFS creating a regional Quality Improvement Center on Adoption. 2005 - United Methodist Family Services adopts UMFS as its operating name. 2007 - Leland House, operated by UMFS in collaboration with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Policy and Management Team, opens in Centreville to provide short-term intervention and stabilization for youth ages 12-17 in a residential setting. 2008 - The Charterhouse School Therapeutic Day Program expands to include more classrooms and introduces summer and after-school programs. 2010 - The Charterhouse School begins vocational training with the implementation of Culinary Arts. 2011 - Charterhouse School opened new classrooms specifically for middle and high school students with an Austism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome.
We serve the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have nine offices located throughout the state that allows us to provide services to a vast geographical area. Our nine offices are located in the following areas: Alexandria, Centreville, Charlottesville, Farmville, Fredericksburg, LaCrosse, Lynchburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach.
UMFS dually approves all parents as foster and adoptive parents so that children whom family reunion is not possible for can achive life-long connections through adoption.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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