"Autumn leaves don't fall, they fly." - Delia Owens
Your Reach Recap: August 2021

As more parents and guardians return to their workplaces, it's important to acknowledge our child care partners who are providing specialized care for children. The Richmond Times-Dispatch recently sat down with ChildSavers Program Coordinator, Dorothy Shears-Billups, to discuss the challenges of finding child care for her granddaughter, Harmoni, who has autism.

The team at ChildSavers is on the front lines to address this issue, connecting families in need of care options and also offering trainings for child care programs to better equip their staff to serve children with special needs or who struggle with behavioral issues. Our Child Development Services team is currently partnering with 400+ child care programs, caring for 24,221 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers across the Commonwealth. A huge round of applause to these providers who continue to support the backbone of our economy.

Our goal is to connect more than 35,000 children to trusted child care professionals this year but we need your help. Your investment in our communities’ children propels everyone forward, including those who care for and educate them.

*All information is based on our fiscal year, running from July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022.
September Resource Round-Up

  • We have multiple free and fee-based Trauma and Resilience Training opportunities coming up. Register here!

  • Read: Top 5 Things to Look for in Child Care and Daycare (4-minute read)

  • Watch: Regulate, Relate, Reason - Trauma-Informed Responses with John Richardson-Lauve, LCSW (4-minute video)

Donor Spotlight: Richmond Memorial Health Foundation
“Ring, ring” – School is in session! We are thrilled to be back in the hallways and classrooms alongside our clients and community partners. On September 7, ChildSavers therapists joined the school communities at 14 Richmond Public Schools.

School-based clinical services is funded in part by a grant from Richmond Memorial Health Foundation. RMHF is committed to its mission of fostering an equitable and healthy Richmond Region.

Mark Constantine, President and Chief Executive Officer of Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, said, “We extend our shared respect and gratitude for the leadership, courage and compassion that the ChildSavers team has demonstrated as the pandemic has extended far beyond what any of us could have imagined. We are all painfully more aware than ever of the tremendous challenges that people have in accessing quality and affordable behavioral health care services, and we -- like most people -- anticipate that the need for these services and support will continue to grow in the days ahead.”

To say we are grateful for the support of RMHF is an understatement. They continually demonstrate what it means to be a true partner.
Fun Ways to Support ChildSavers This Month