150 Linden Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24503-2099
Mission Statement
HumanKind’s mission is to strengthen individuals and families through care, counseling and education.
We offer programs and services across six areas of impact:
• Early Childhood Development
• Mental & Behavioral Health
• Economic Opportunity
• Developmental Disabilities
• Youth & Family Services
• Health & Wellness
These programs and services instill hope and equip people with the tools to build a strong foundation for life. We believe that when we make ourselves strong, we make our families strong and our communities stronger.
Web and Social Media
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Robert Smith Dendy Jr.
Board Chair Dr. Michael I. Elliott
Board Chair Company Affiliation Centra Health
Contact Information
Address 150 Linden Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 245032099
Telephone 434 384-3131
Fax 434 384-6148
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1902
Former Names
Presbyterian Homes & Family Services, Inc.2014
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $11,687,431.00
Projected Expenses $11,687,431.00
HumanKind’s mission is to strengthen individuals and families through care, counseling and education.
We offer programs and services across six areas of impact:
• Early Childhood Development
• Mental & Behavioral Health
• Economic Opportunity
• Developmental Disabilities
• Youth & Family Services
• Health & Wellness
These programs and services instill hope and equip people with the tools to build a strong foundation for life. We believe that when we make ourselves strong, we make our families strong and our communities stronger.
In 2016 and early 2017, we celebrated the following accomplishments and highlights:
• The Financial Opportunity Center opened in Richmond in partnership with Local Initiatives Support Corporation.
• 100% of Mental Health Community Supports clients avoided rehospitalization.
• Therapeutic Foster Care saw the highest number of children served in program history, handling more than 150 referrals.
• Family Education Partnership completed its first school year and saw 90% of their students with improved literacy screenings.
• Healthy Families received funding that increased the capacity of the program for Central Virginia by more than 50%.
In the current and coming year, we will continue to pursue the organizational goals outlined in our strategic plan.
• Build excellence and sustainability in existing programs.
• Expand program opportunities.
• Raise Awareness of our mission, impact and brand.
• Enhance and reinforce a customer-centered culture.
• Leverage resources to better support programs, staff and partners.
• Grow fundraising support for program and capital needs.
• Strengthen governance.
In Richmond specifically, HumanKind is seeking funding for Ways to Work and the Financial Opportunity Center. Since our work centers on training and teaching, with an emphasis on one-on-one coaching with clients, our primary funding needs within these programs are for staff salaries as well as program and administrative support.
Ways to Work:
The Ways to Work program works with clients who need reliable transportation in order to broaden their career opportunities and take care of their family’s needs. The program bundles financial education with provision of fair-interest car loans and ongoing case management through the completion of the loan.
The Financial Opportunity Center:
With bundled services proven to be the most effective way to help low- to moderate- income families improve their financial security over the long-term, in March of 2016, HumanKind partnered with LISC to open a Financial Opportunity Center serving the greater Richmond area. The Center provides career advancement services, public benefits access, and financial education and coaching services.
HumanKind has invested in building the well-being of individuals, families and communities in many different ways since our founding in 1903. Started as an orphanage by Presbyterians in Eastern Virginia, thousands of children grew up on our Lynchburg campus. In the 1960’s, we dedicated additional resources to address the needs of young adults with intellectual disabilities. This led first to a training center which taught life and employment skills and then to the development of group and sponsored homes for adults with intellectual disabilities across Virginia.
Starting in 2008, we developed a range of community-based services that work with children and families within their own homes and communities as part of statewide efforts to reduce the number of children needing residential care. Within the past five years we also joined our efforts with those of another 100-year-old agency serving Central Virginia, The Family Alliance. HumanKind now works to strengthen communities across Virginia by helping individuals to reach their full human potential. We specialize in Early Childhood Development, Economic Opportunity, Mental & Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, Youth & Family Services, and Health & Wellness.
Within these focus areas we operate 22 programs that serve over 6,000 individuals annually. We have offices in Lynchburg and Richmond, as well as group and sponsored homes throughout the state. Our work is supported through government funding, private foundations, corporations and over 1,600 annual donors. We prioritize contact and accountability with our supporters, managing our work conscientiously and providing detailed and accurate reporting.
CEO Statement

For more than 113 years, HumanKind’s mission has been consistent, providing guidance and assistance to those striving to live better and healthier lives. We have been resilient and built momentum, awareness and success in this approach. Today, building on this history of faithful service, HumanKind serves as a catalyst for community action, addressing the complex challenges faced by thousands of children, individuals and families in our region and across the state of Virginia.

We believe community well- being starts with a solid foundation for everyone. Our unique wraparound approach allows our most vulnerable neighbors to achieve stability and strengthen their capacity to thrive in our communities.

To better amplify our impact, we partner with a growing network of engaged donors, foundations, and community leaders to effectively leverage valuable resources and collectively ensure our communities remain vibrant for everyone.

In 2016, we helped more than 6,400 people develop their potential and overcome obstacles life inevitably throws in our path. We helped first time parents raise healthy and bright children. We prepared children to be successful in kindergarten and in life. We taught youth the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

We built stronger families, often ensuring children were not removed from their home. When the family was not the best option, we trained and provided safe, stable and loving parents to children in foster care. We repaired credit and provided reliable, affordable transportation to hard-working families. And every day, we provided long-term homes and a full, healthy life for adults with intellectual disabilities.

While we can celebrate a lot of success, our work is hardly done. We will continue to encourage and empower individuals and enrich the lives of everyone in our community. With your help, we will continue to impact lives through another century of service.

Board Chair Statement
For more than 100 years HumanKind has responded with heart, soul and practical resources to the evolving needs of the most vulnerable members of our society. Demonstrating resilience while modeling our value of developing potential, our services are constantly adapting to a rapidly changing world. Like all changes, we experience the loss of the way things were while building a path to where we and those we serve can thrive.
HumanKind teaches children and families how to persevere through their unique challenges. Those without families learn how to become a family. Those with mental health needs and developmental disabilities find strength and independence. Those without employment, housing, or transportation are guided through the process of filling those critical needs, with HumanKind staff becoming the supports most of us take for granted in our family, friends and social networks.
As in any family or business, each year brings celebrations and challenges. While there were many for HumanKind in 2016, we lift up in celebration our collaboration with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to bring a Financial Opportunity Center to Richmond. Our greatest challenge was responding to federal legislation regarding rural and campus based living for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. This mandate led us to begin transitioning all 40 of our Zuni friends into community-based settings. Despite the sadness that comes with change, our staff and volunteers prayerfully and carefully walked with our families step-by-step, finding excellent homes with new and exciting beginnings.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
HumanKind serves Central Virginia, with an emphasis in the communities of Lynchburg, Richmond, the Tri-cities, Zuni, Fredericksburg, and Lexington and in the counties of Appomattox, Amherst, Bedford and Campbell. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Michael I. Elliott
Company Affiliation Centra Health
Term July 2015 to July 2018
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mrs. Martha Seufer
Company Affiliation N.B. Handy Company
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. William H. Carter SunTrust of Richmond
Mr. S. Henry Creasy IVEdmunds & Williams, P.C
Ms. Darla Edwards Successful Innovations
Dr. Michael I. Elliott Centra Health
Dr. Chip Lambert Allegheny General Hospital
Dr. Muriel Mickles Central Virginia Community College
Mr. Malcolm L. Miles JH Miles & Associates
Dr. Chalmers M. Nunn Jr.Second Opinion Group
Mr. Jeffrey R. Rowan C.B. Fleet Company, Inc. (Ret.)
Mrs. Martha C. Seufer N. B. Handy Company
Rev. Peter Thompson First Presbyterian Church
Mrs. Helen D. Wheelock Community Volunteer
Ms. Carla P. Wooley Babcock and Wilcox
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 5
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 78
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Robert Smith Dendy Jr.
Full Time Staff 138
Part Time Staff 49
Volunteers 300
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2014
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Our Collaborative Partners for services in the Greater Richmond Community include:

Bank of America

Capital One

Care Advantage

Central Virginia Heath Network

City of Richmond

City of Richmond Human Services

Dominion Power

Fulton Bank

Good Choice & Family Strengthening

Goodwill Industries

Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Home Again

Impact Makers

OAR of Richmond

Partnership for Families Northside

Richmond City Health District

Richmond Regional Planning District Commission

Riverside Health System

SunTrust Bank

The Community Foundation

The Read Center

VCU Health System

Virginia Credit Union

Wells Fargo

Woodforest National Bank

Our Economic Opportunity programs help individuals and families develop plans for achieving financial success. Through educational workshops, loan assistance, employment coaching, and benefits access, clients have opportunities to strengthen skills that create a pathway to financial stability and self-sufficiency.

Population served: Low-to-moderate income families in the cities of Lynchburg, Bedford, and Richmond, and Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico Counties. This program expanded to Tri-Cities in 2016.
  • Financial Opportunity Center
  • Ways to Work
  • Vehicles for Change
Population Served Families
Budget $746,000.00

Building a strong foundation in the early years prepares children for success in school, social settings and life. Our Early Childhood Development programs partner with families and child care facilities to raise healthy, confident children. Focus is placed on developing core competencies and confidence through hands-on learning experiences.

  • Little Wings Preschool provides a strong foundation through hands-on learning experiences, ensuring children achieve important milestones before kindergarten.
  • The Child Care Resource Center helps families secure quality child care and improves the quality of hundreds of child care centers and family day homes throughout Central Virginia.
  • The Healthy Families Program empowers parents to be their children's first teachers, promoting healthy childhood development and school readiness. Families are connected with resources in the community that strengthen family functioning and help parents meet their goals.
Population served: Early childhood educators, young children, parents and their children.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Budget $1,559,393.00
Programs offered under this umbrella help children, teens, and adults overcome emotional, behavioral and psychological challenges while keeping families together. Intensive In-Home and Community Supports services work to strengthen families by providing support, stability and independence in their home. The Counseling Center provides professional counseling, along with anger management classes and groups for divorcing parents.
Population served: Those in need of mental health and counseling services. Eligibility determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Mental Health Skill Building Services
  • Intensive In-Home Services
  • The Counseling Center
Budget $666,038.00

Since 1903, we’ve provided safe and loving homes for those in need. Today, this remains a priority. We provide homes for adults with intellectual disabilities, including both group and sponsored homes. We enhance the lifestyles of both children and adults, helping them lead full and meaningful lives while developing hope for the future.

  • Adult Group Homes
  • Adult Sponsored Homes
  • Adult Supervised Living
Population Served Adults
Budget $4,036,000.00

Our Youth & Family Services programs include a range of programs from therapeutic foster care, to parent coaching classes, to a program helping homeless individuals to gain stable housing. Our parenting classes help parents to develop positive parent-child relationships and improve their parenting skills. Clients are given opportunities to develop nurturing skills, a key factor in the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

  • Children in the Middle
  • Life Skills for Youth
  • Family Coaching
  • Family Partnership
  • Parent-Child Nurturing 
  • Housing First Lynchburg
  • Life Skills for Adults
  • Life Skills for Youth
  • Little Wings After School Program
  • Therapeutic Foster Care
Population Served Families
Budget $1,010,000.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $11,687,431.00
Projected Expenses $11,687,431.00
Endowment Value $32,600,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
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$1,347,862$1,311,963$1,146,247
Individual Contributions$1,043,082$1,448,180$1,434,058
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,978,139($648,301)$1,234,151
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$72,173$194,046$162,849
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$8,997,521$9,375,106$9,455,137
Administration Expense$1,826,877$1,762,296$1,867,800
Fundraising Expense$751,953$1,038,846$1,125,199
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.760.600.72
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%77%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue31%38%44%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$46,905,015$49,673,754$55,192,780
Current Assets$2,074,046$2,600,945$5,271,791
Long-Term Liabilities$3,349,657$3,526,631$3,698,228
Current Liabilities$761,064$624,282$1,104,611
Total Net Assets$42,794,294$45,522,841$50,389,941
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.734.174.77
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets7%7%7%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2016View
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided from IRS 990s, with supplemental information provided from audited financial statements.
  • IRS 990s and audited financial statements prepared by Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates.
  • Revenue from "Individuals" also includes support from foundations, corporations, congregations and bequests.