150 Linden Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24503-2099
Mission Statement
The mission of HumanKind is to strengthen individuals and families through care, counseling and education.
We advance our mission through comprehensive and best practice residential and community-based programs in five focus areas:
  • Early Child Development
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Mental & Behavioral Health
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Youth & Family Services
We serve communities in Central Virginia.
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 3646
Fax 434 384-6148
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1902
Former Names
Presbyterian Homes & Family Services, Inc.2014
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $11,687,431.00
Projected Expenses $11,687,431.00
The mission of HumanKind is to strengthen individuals and families through care, counseling and education.
We advance our mission through comprehensive and best practice residential and community-based programs in five focus areas:
  • Early Child Development
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Mental & Behavioral Health
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Youth & Family Services
We serve communities in Central Virginia.

HumanKind continues to promote our vision by uplifting those in need through care and encouragement, improving the health of our community through educational and charitable services, and better serving the commonwealth through expansion.  

One of our most successful programs is Healthy Families Central Virginia, a free in-home service for first-time mothers that promotes healthy childhood development by cultivating nurturing child-parent interactions and family functioning. 
We are home to Little Wings preschool, an in-demand resource for the Lynchburg community. It is an Inclusive Placement Opportunity for Preschoolers (IPOP) and uses the HighScope curriculum.
In collaboration with Lynchburg City Schools, HumanKind now offers a multigenerational service to pre-K students and their families. Parents are provided resources, practical tools, and knowledge to become stable and self-sufficient, enabling their children to become successful across all school performance measures. The primary goal is to increase the number of pre-K students who are developmentally on target to enter Kindergarten.
Our award-winning Ways to Work programs in Lynchburg and Richmond continue to grow. Ways to Work is a national program that provides financial education and fair-interest car loans to working families with troubled credit history. As a host agency, HumanKind provides financial education for borrowers and is responsible for processing loan applications, approving loan requests, and originating all loans, which are then funded by the national office. HumanKind  provides operational and loan loss reserve funding for the program. Ways to Work is a proven best practice model.

Ways to Work Richmond expanded services to the Tri-Cities area of Virginia in 2016. Also in 2016, our Richmond program began offering additional economic empowerment services with a team of coaches and bundled services in three areas: employment placement and career improvement, financial education and coaching, and public benefits access in partnership with the Partnership for Families and Local Initiatives Support Corporation.
The primary goals in HumanKind's strategic plan include:
  1. Build excellence and sustainability in existing programs.
  2. Expand program opportunities.
  3. Raise Awareness of our mission, impact and brand.
  4. Enhance and reinforce a customer-centered culture.
  5. Leverage resources to better support programs, staff and partners.
  6. Grow fundraising support for program and capital needs.
  7. Strengthen governance.


Organization-wide: We are in constant search of funding to support our programs in each of our five focus areas: Economic Opportunity, Early Childhood Development, Mental & Behavioral Health, Youth & Family Services, Health & Wellness and Developmental Disabilities.
For Richmond:
Ways to Work: The WtW program was launched in Richmond in 2012. The focus of this program is to work 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 then ongoing case management through the completion of the loan.
HumanKind covers all operating expenses for the program. These include employee salaries, equipment and facilities costs, and marketing expenses. HumanKind is seeking funds to meet the financial needs of Ways to Work Richmond. 
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 FOC serving Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico counties, and the Tri-cities, following the national LISC FOC model. The Center provides career advancement services, public benefits access, and financial education and coaching services.
HumanKind (Presbyterian Homes & Family Services Inc.) was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia on March 28, 1902. The ministry began as Presbyterian Orphanage of the Synod of Virginia on a farm outside of Lynchburg in 1903. The organization functioned as a traditional orphanage, with occupancy reaching 130 children during the 1930's. During the 1950's to 1970's, we incurred various organizational changes, as did other orphanages throughout the country, and began providing children’s services under appropriate state licensing standards.
In 1967, Presbyterian Homes & Family Services Inc. undertook a new ministry endeavor by opening a second location in Zuni, Virginia. This ministry was dedicated to mentally challenged teens. Within a couple of years, the Zuni ministry evolved from residential care for teens to residential care for adults. These adults are integrated into community life in every possible area. Our goal is to give adults with intellectual disabilities an environment that will increase their skills, make them more productive, and provide them greater independence.
Presbyterian Homes & Family Services Inc. merged with the Family Alliance in 2010, a Lynchburg-based human services organization. This merger added value with established service lines in home visitation services, prevention programs (targeting alcohol, drug and tobacco use), youth employment, credit counseling, a vehicle loan program, an early childhood resource center, and an outpatient mental health counseling center. In the summer of 2014, we changed our brand name to HumanKind.
Although our name has changed, our mission has remained the same; to strengthen individuals and families through care, counseling and education. We advance our mission through comprehensive and best practice residential and community-based programs, including residential homes for adults with intellectual disabilities, therapeutic foster care, early childhood development, mental health counseling and intensive in-home services for families, home visitation and parenting support for first time parents,child abuse prevention, substance abuse prevention, financial education, financial management counseling and Ways to Work fair-interest loans. 
HumanKind serves Central Virginia, with an emphasis in the communities of Lynchburg, Richmond, Zuni, Fredericksburg, and Lexington and in the counties of Appomattox, Amherst, Bedford and Campbell.
CEO Statement
When you support HumanKind, you make amazing things happen.  You encourage families to thrive economically, empower adults with intellectual disabilities to live confidently and independently, and enrich children's lives by providing them with safe and nurturing homes.
It is a tremendous Blessing to come to work each day with a dynamic board, nearly 200 dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers delivering on our mission to strengthen individuals and education. None of it would be possible without generous support of donors.
In 2013, we celebrated 110 years of being a catalyst for positive change by helping more than 6,500 people develop their potential and overcome obstacles life inevitably throws in our path. We help first time parents raise healthy and bright children. We prepare children to be successful in kindergarten and in life. We are steering youth away from the ills of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gangs and gun violence and teenage pregnancy.
We build stronger families, often ensuring children are not removed from their home. When the family is not the best option, we train and provide safe, stable and loving parents to children in foster care. We repair credit and provide reliable, affordable transportation to hard-working families. And every day, we provide 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
Through collaborations with communities and churches, more homes for adults with intellectual disabilities were developed in Fredericksburg (1991), Waynesboro (1994), Lynchburg (1996), South Hill (1999) and Lexington (2009).  In other words, in our first 100 years, we fulfilled our mission by providing safe, healthy and loving homes first for children, then for adults with intellectual disabilities.
We have amazing stories of transformation for the children who grew up in our care, including scholarship, athletics, spiritual journeys, family legacies and impressive careers.  For our adults, many come to us having never enjoyed significant athletic, employment or recreational pursuits.  Families constantly tell us their adult children just blossom in our care.
Starting in 2008, we developed a range of high quality community based servces for children and families responding to significant political pressure in Virginia to dramatically reduce the number of children in residential care and reduce the amount of time any child remained in residential care.  We also joined our efforts with those of another 100-year old agency serving Central Virginia, The Family Alliance, and created a continuum of services ranging from prevention, education, and healthy lifestyle for children to our long-term residential care for our adults.
For more than a decade, there has been a shift away from residential homes for children to prevention, foster families, adoption and community-based services.  We have been resilient and built momentum, awareness and success in this approach.  Our mission "to strengthen individuals and families through care, counseling and education" has been consistent, providing guidance and assistance to those looking to live better and healthier lives.
With a strong commitment to increasing our impact, our staff and board adopted (in 2012) and introduced (in 2014) a brand that reflects our dynamic and inclusive culture.  Respectful of our founders and appreciative of all who prepared the way, today, we are HumanKind.  The name reflects our mission to serve people, to meet them where they are AND be active in caring for their unique needs.  Humans are considered the greatest of the created order and our commitment is to creatively, and faithfully care for mind, body and spirit.
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,311,963$1,146,247$710,770
Individual Contributions$1,448,180$1,434,058$656,008
Investment Income, Net of Losses($648,301)$1,234,151$6,250,952
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$194,046$162,849$156,896
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$9,375,106$9,455,137$9,545,575
Administration Expense$1,762,296$1,867,800$1,909,415
Fundraising Expense$1,038,846$1,125,199$1,182,066
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.600.721.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses77%76%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue38%44%86%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$49,673,754$55,192,780$58,885,777
Current Assets$2,600,945$5,271,791$8,135,065
Long-Term Liabilities$3,526,631$3,698,228$3,863,623
Current Liabilities$624,282$1,104,611$1,093,332
Total Net Assets$45,522,841$50,389,941$53,928,822
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.174.777.44
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
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.