Foster Care


Safe, loving foster care for children with unique needs 

HumanKind has been providing care for children and supporting families since 1903. Founded originally as an orphanage, our organization has evolved and continues to meet the needs of children and families in our community today. HumanKind provides a broad range of services available to children and families in our care, including outpatient therapy and mental health services as needed.

Our foster care program is designed to place children with emotional or behavioral issues in safe, loving homes with specialized care. We provide around-the-clock support, ongoing training for foster parents, and a network of professionals to assist with daily needs. Emphasis is placed on permanency – it’s always our goal for children to be adopted, return to their biological family, or to successfully transition into adulthood.

Therapeutic Foster Care
HumanKind’s Treatment Foster Care Program utilizes foster parents with specialized training to care for teens, adolescent, and sibling groups who have been in the foster care system for many years, had multiple placements and experienced the pain of being separated from their natural supports or are new to the foster care system. Children are referred to Humankind from a local department of social services because their needs cannot be met at the local department.


Become a Foster Parent
Our program provides:

  • Highly experienced staff
  • Comprehensive case management
  • Continual monthly training
  • Child specific strategies
  • Monthly financial compensation
  • Short-term foster care when a break is needed
  • 24/7 crisis on-call support


Foster families come from all walks of life. They’re teachers, nurses, social workers, book keepers, chefs and more. They are people who have realized that they have room in their homes, room in their schedules and room in their hearts for a child in need.

  • The following are primary prerequisites to begin the foster parent process:
  • 21 or older
  • Stable form of income
  • Ability to pass a Child Protective Services and Criminal History Search
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Personal references
  • Physical space in your home
  • Emotional space in your life
  • Medical information

Apply today!

For more information, contact us in:

Lauren Brown, Program Manager
Office: (434) 455-3632

Ashley Cash, Program Manager
Office: (434) 485-8128

Andrew Nelson
Office: (804) 612-7556
Cell: (434) 238-5682
Fax: (804) 612-7582


*We are licensed through the Virginia Department of Social Services and Virginia Department of Mental Health