United Methodist Family Services of Virginia
3900 W. Broad Street
Richmond VA 23230
Mission Statement UMFS is an unwavering champion for high-risk children and families, collaborating with communities to help them reach their full potential.
Web and Social Media

Multi-Media Comments
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CEO/Executive Director I. Greg Peters LCSW
Board Chair Mr. Ken Huntsman
Board Chair Company Affiliation Pastor, Lambs United Methodist Church
Contact Information
Address 3900 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Telephone 804 353-4461 x1733
Fax 804 353-7683
E-mail development@umfs.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1900
Former Names
Virginia Methodist Children's Home1951
Virginia Annual Conference Orphanage1900
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $21,656,109.00
Projected Expenses $21,414,942.00
Additional Documents
Guardian Newsletter Spring2014View
Guardian Newsletter Winter2014View
UMFS Impact Brochure2013View
UMFS Annual Report2013View
Guardian Newsletter Spring includes Annual Report2012View
Guardian Newsletter Winter2012View
CHS Services Brochure2012View
Guardian Newsletter February2011View
UMFS Outcomes Report2011View
Guardian Newsletter Fall2011View
Guardian Newsletter Spring including Annual Report2010View
UMFS Programs and Services Brochure2010View
UMFS Outcomes Report2010View
Mission UMFS is an unwavering champion for high-risk children and families, collaborating with communities to help them reach their full potential.
Since 1900, UMFS has done whatever it takes to meet the changing needs for the communities it serves. 
In 2016, UMFS served thousands of high-risk children and families across the state of Virginia through intensive treatment, special education, family support, and foster family or adoptive placement. Additionally, UMFS provides many in-home services through its Systems of Care program that helps keep families together. 
UMFS has mental health professionals in 5 Bon Secours medical practices that served 81 families in 2016. Of the 81 families, 44% are no longer participating in services because they are effectively and safely able to manage their health independently.
In Virginia, children are in foster care for an average of 2 years or more, and are often bounced from placement to placement. UMFS is proud to report that 83% of youth in its treatment foster care program only had one placement while in care. Through a generous grant from the Robins Foundation, UMFS is also working on greatly reducing the amount of time a child spends in foster care through an innovative program called 30 Days to Family, which originated in Missouri.
Another innovative program is a collaboration with Comfort Zone Camp, a national leader for grief programs for children. UMFS and Comfort Zone have partnered to provide a special camp program for children in foster care who experience significant grief not only from being removed from their biological families and the trauma they've experienced, but also from being placed in multiple foster homes. UMFS and Comfort Zone Camp are addressing the grief issues that children in foster care face in innovative, collaborative ways.  
Over 1,400 volunteers contributed more than 11,000 hours of service at UMFS.  
151 students attended UMFS' Charterhouse School, a licensed and accredited special education school for K-12 students with intellectual, developmental, and behavioral challenges.
UMFS envisions a world where caring, opportunity, and generosity are passed on from generation to generation - empowering all children to contribute to society as engaged citizens.  
UMFS relies on generous donors to administer our services and programs for thousands of families.  A gift to UMFS can purchase backpacks and school supplies for children in residential treatment who attend Charterhouse School.  It will support our Courage to Succeed program which helps young adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder graduate from college. It will help fund our five regional centers around Virginia to assist families who are considering fostering or adopting a child.  It will allow our agency to find loving families and safe communities for children with histories of abuse, neglect, and/or trauma.
Whatever you're able to give, you can trust that your dollars are directly benefiting a child or family in crisis, and allowing them the resources they need to heal and find hope. 
To learn how you can make a difference through a gift to UMFS or volunteerism please visit: http://www.umfs.org. We also encourage you to read our success stories at: http://www.umfs.org/stories_of_sucess.xhtml.

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.

CEO Statement
"We have remained steady in our commitment to excellence. We have provided compassionate responses to inquiries for help, tailored treat plans and services guided by the child and family's circumstances, and efficient processes that honor the stewardship of resources provided to serve the greatest number of children with the best care."
Areas of Service
Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Dinwiddie County
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Sussex County
Charles City County
Gloucester County
King and Queen County
Lancaster County
Louisa County
Mathews County
Middlesex County
New Kent County
Northumberland County
Hampton Roads
Northern Neck
Northern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Southside Virginia
Southwest Virginia

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 eight offices are located in the following areas: Alexandria, Centreville, Farmville, Fredericksburg, South Hill, Lynchburg, Richmond, and Norfolk. We have two Charterhouse Schools located in Edinburg and Richmond.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Ken Huntsman
Company Affiliation Pastor, Lambs United Methodist Church
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2018
Email info@umfs.org
Board of Directors
Board Members
John S. Brenneke Crewe UMC
Sheryl Bryan Closure Systems International
Larry Davies Retired
Betty Forbes Community Volunteer
Michael Giancaspro Turnaround Strategies, LLC
David Grimm JMU
Margaret Hardy Esq.SandsAnderson
L. Douglas Hill Retired
Sarah Hoyle Community Volunteer
Ken Huntsman Community Volunteer
Greg Peters United Methodist Family Services
Marshall Ross Community volunteer
Bruce Sadler Austin Brockenbrough & Associates, LLP
Melissa Sikes Community Volunteer
Patrick Sturdivant Anthem
Bruce Whitehurst Virginia Bankers Association
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 5
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 40
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director I. Greg Peters LCSW
Experience I. Greg Peters has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of UMFS since 2000. He provides visionary leadership for UMFS and affiliate corporations. Greg envisions a results oriented organization that is the leader in providing quality innovative services to children and families throughout Virginia. Greg Peters is the President and CEO. As the Chief Operating Officer of UMFS since 1998, Greg had responsibility for all agency programming, as well as oversight of quality improvement, human resources, strategic planning, and community relations. With his position of leadership, Greg envisions an energized organization that is the leader of quality innovative services for children, families, and adults throughout Virginia. Greg believes that major accomplishments are possible through partnerships with the local church, public agencies, and other human service organizations. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 33 years of experience in family service agencies. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bridgewater College and a Masters of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Greg has been employed UMFS since 1980. He began his career as a Treatment Foster Care Coordinator, and has since held roles such as Tidewater Regional Center Director, Associate Executive Director, and Chief Operating Officer.  In the past few years, Greg served on First Lady Anne Holton's For Keeps Task Force, and for 8 years as an appointee of two Governors on the State Executive Council of the Virginia Comprehensive Services Act for At Risk Children and Youth.
Senior Staff
Ms. Laurie Dever SPHRVP, Human Resources
Mr. Gary W. Duncan VP of Development
Mr. Matt Lisagor CPAVP, Finance
Mr. Wade Puryear VP of Education, Charterhouse Schools
Mrs. Nancy Toscano Ph.D.
Ms. Adalay Wilson Associate VP of Programs
Mr. Jay Ziehl MPAExecutive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Full Time Staff 259
Part Time Staff 95
Volunteers 900
Contractors 0
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
Date Strategic Plan Adopted May 2012
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Commonwealth Autism Services
Virginia Department of Social Services
Coordinators 2
Depaul Family Services
The Center for Adoption Support and Education Inc.
TTS with Richmond City Schools
HandsOn Greater Richmond2010
External Assessments and Accreditations
Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services - Accreditation2011
1st Place Among Richmond Non-ProfitsRichmond Unite2011
Charterhouse School, Charterhouse School Therapeutic Day Program, Summer School, After-School Programs. School services also include "Courage to Succeed," a program to support college aged youth on the autism spectrum or with a neurological difference. School services are available to children ages 11-18 in our residential treatment program, the Child & Family Healing Center, and K-12 students from the surrounding communities.
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.
Short Term Success For each month a student is enrolled in our school-based programs we are able to make 1.5 months progress.
Long Term Success
Since starting in 2003, the program has grown from one classroom to five classrooms. Charterhouse School is accredited by Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF).
Wraparound Coordination, Family Finding and Engagement, Family Group Decision Making, Transition Coordination, Guided Visitation, Supervised Visitation, Mentoring, Home-Based Services, Family Stabilization Services, Intensive In-Home Services.
These services are provided to asssist families in the ability to keep biological children in the home or in the care of a relative. Many of these services are preventative.
Population Served Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Short Term Success In 2008, the In-Home Family Services program was able to preserve a family or help children transition back to a family environment 94% of the time.
Treatment Foster Care (TFC) to Family Reunification/Kinship Care, TFC to Adopt.
Treatment Foster Care is extremely structured program that allows us to place emotionally, behaviorally, physically, or medically challenged youth in the community.
Population Served Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Short Term Success Partnered with For Keeps inititative of the First Lady of Virginia, Anne Holton, to create life-long connections for children in foster care.
Long Term Success

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.

Special Needs Adoption (Achieving Adoption Services Through Collaborative Partnerships), Adoptive Family Preservation (AFP), Parental Placement, International Adoptions.
Adoption programs are to find permanency for children in need of a loving home. We also provide Adoptive Family Preservation that keeps adoptive families together that may be going through challenging times by providing free counseling and intervention.
Population Served Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Short Term Success
Renewed the Adoptive Family Presevation contract allowing UMFS to provide free post-adoption care to families in Virginia.
Long Term Success Created family bonds for children by applying permanency and life-long connection strategies.
Child & Family Healing Center and Leland House.
The UMFS Treatment Center provides care to youth ages 11-18 years old who have experienced severe trauma or crisis. We specialize in adolescent females with emotional or behavioral problems and adolescent males who are sexually reactive.
Short Term Success
UMFS was able to decrease the length of stay for UMFS Treatment Center youth by 1.6 months. UMFS partnered with the Virginia Treatment Center for Children to better serve children in psychiatric care. In 2008, 70% of youth in the UMFS Treatment Center program were discharged to a less restrictive environment, this is a 7% improvement over the previous year. In 2008, 79% of youth in the UMFS Leland House program were discharged to a less restrictive environment. UMFS implemented joint services with seniors residing at the Guardian Place apartments to provide intergenerational learning and cost sharing through our Chaplain.
Long Term Success UMFS works to shorten the length of stay in an increased effort to reunite children with their communities and or permanent placements whenever possible, while maintaining high quality services that will effect positive change.
CEO/ED/Board Comments
There is an increasing need to develop programs for children on the autism spectrum. UMFS is exploring opportunities to development new services for this population and form alliances with other established programs working with children on the autism spectrum.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $21,656,109.00
Projected Expenses $21,414,942.00
Endowment Value $14,338,726.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 5
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,310,772$966,878$1,052,924
Individual Contributions$775,981$963,875$825,152
Investment Income, Net of Losses$114,298$287,362$1,668,588
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$39,974$52,509$62,465
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$19,427,300$18,447,539$16,551,515
Administration Expense$2,630,981$2,428,197$2,487,240
Fundraising Expense$602,016$658,663$481,638
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.971.091.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%86%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue29%34%26%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$24,143,595$24,698,707$23,641,282
Current Assets$3,994,360$4,357,502$3,426,828
Long-Term Liabilities$377,018$389,858$39,637
Current Liabilities$2,523,384$2,427,532$3,593,483
Total Net Assets$21,243,193$21,881,317$20,008,162
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.581.800.95
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%2%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Be a champion! The movement starts with you. The historic campaign for UMFS will expand and enhance the number of children and families able to be served by UMFS. Phase one of the campaign will double the number of K-12 students with special education needs who are able to be served by the UMFS Charterhouse School. Phase one will also help UMFS replace century old utility lines and infrastructure. Phase two will focus on the future of residential treatment for youth in crisis and renovate 70 year old buildings. Phase three will grow our ability to serve more youth in foster care while focusing on community based services that keep families together and prevent children from entering institutional care. Finally, phase four of the campaign will allow UMFS to collaborate with community and state partners at a much higher level than ever before.
Goal $8,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application 5/2015View
Organization Comments
Endowment funds are board designated or temporarily restricted by donors.