"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it."

– Maya Angelou

The Importance of Caregiver Services

For children to succeed, they need to be nurtured and supported by caring, healthy adults.

Caregivers are continually managing multiple life stressors: child care, housing, finances, interpersonal conflict, domestic or community violence, even a family history of abuse or neglect, health, or problems at work. Any or all of these challenges may reduce a parent's capacity to cope effectively with the typical day-to-day stressors which eventually affect their children.

Our team rose to meet a community need for additional adult and caregiver mental health supports for those who care for our child clients.

We understand that this wrap-around support is critical to helping disrupt cycles of intergenerational trauma and honing the resiliency of families in our community.

Read more about our program on our blog!

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Donor Spotlight: Sentara Healthcare

Sentara Healthcare, based out of Norfolk, is an integrated, not-for-profit health care delivery system with 12 hospitals in Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina.

Last year, Sentara invested $165,000 in ChildSavers for our Mental Health Services program and general operating support. These funds help close the gap left from insurance reimbursements (typically less than half the actual cost) as well as non-billable time spent providing comprehensive treatment with children, families, caregivers, and caseworkers.


Then, this past winter, Sentara approached us to collaborate on a video series, Anchoring Communities: The Power of Presence. This project highlights the importance of community support, and why the work we do is critical to support our communities across the greater Richmond Metro area.

Thank you Sentara Healthcare for partnering with us to further our vision that all children can be safe, happy, healthy, and ready to learn.

Click below to watch the video:

Supper at Sunset Tickets are going fast!

We have a limited number of tickets left for this year's Supper at Sunset--make sure to get yours before they're gone!

Become a Childhood Friend!

Did you know we offer monthly contributions to ChildSavers?

Childhood Friends is a special group of donors who make a continuing commitment to our community’s children. Each Childhood Friend makes a monthly contribution that ensures we can count on a reliable stream of support all year.

Our Childhood Friends generously give back for many reasons, and the stories behind each gift reveal the resilience and hope that defines us as a community.

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Need to make a stop at Walgreens or Kroger?

Walgreens and Kroger both have reward programs that benefit local organizations like ChildSavers just by shopping!

We were recently approved to be a part of Kroger's Community Rewards program!

When you link your Kroger's Plus Shopper's Card to the ChildSavers Kroger Community Rewards account online, we receive a small percentage of everything you spend at Kroger each quarter. Your spending information is 100% confidential and Kroger does not share this information with any organization which it funds.

Register online at krogercommunityrewards.com.

  • Log into your Kroger account, and in "My Account," scroll down to Community Rewards on the bottom left.
  • Under "Find an Organization," type ChildSavers from list and click enroll.

And starting March 1st through May 31st, 2023, myWalgreens will feature ChildSavers for their Donation Program. When you accumulate Walgreens Cash Rewards, you can choose to donate your rewards straight to ChildSavers.

  • Log into your myWalgreens account at Walgreens.com
  • In your dashboard, if you have accumulated cash rewards, click on the "View Benefits" button
  • Scroll down to "Donate Now" and select ChildSavers starting March 1, 2023

Resource Round-up

  • Read: Outdoor Activities for Infants and Toddlers (three minute read)

  • Watch: Anchoring Communities: The Power of Presence (three minute video)

  • We have multiple free and fee-based Child Development Services Training opportunities coming up. Register here!

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