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FACES appoints a representative to serve as your first point of contact for each of the five geographic regions of Virginia, corresponding to the regions defined by the Virginia Department of Social Services.  You can use the map here to find out what VDSS region you live in.  These boundaries are not inflexible, so we encourage you to research what works best for you, and don

FACES of Virginia Families is grateful to the Virginia Department of Social Services for its leadership and financial support for the development and support of a statewide Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Association.   We share their vision of a  statewide, parent-driven organization that will impact systems of care in a positive and productive manner.

We are also grateful that the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Services, and the Freddie Mac Foundation have provided support for our work.

 

The Family Tree Project

FACES is pleased to announce that the Crowne Plaza at Fort Magruder, Williamsburg, VA has become our latest business sponsor. The Crowne Plaza invited FACES to participate in the Celebration of Trees exhibit this year, and this has kicked off our fund development drive, The Family Tree Project.

Thanks to this generous invitation of the Crowne Plaza, FACES has formalized a drive to raise funds to support the growth of FACES and to enhance its service capacity for families who open their hearts and homes to children needing foster, adoptive, or kinship care.

The FACES organization began with an idea from Therese Wolf, Foster Care Program Manager, Virginia Department of Social Services, and about 40 families that signed on to grow a strong organization with many branches able to support many families. Today, after three years of development, FACES is growing from a sapling to a young, maturing organization. We are still nourished by the roots that created the organization.

The membership of every family helps to strengthen our development and our ability to support other families. FACES is a family tree. Every member is a part of our family, the FACES family.

In this inaugural year of the FACES Family Tree Project, we have raised over $9000 to support the further growth and development of FACES. As FACES becomes stronger, so will its ability to advocate, collaborate, empower, and support foster, adoptive and kinship families.

Our heartfelt thanks to the Crowne Plaza at Fort Magruder.

Below you will find the Inaugural Poem for the FACES Family Tree project which describes the meaning behind the tree we exhibited this year.  If you are moved by this work, please consider donating, today. Thank you.

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