“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” - Zora Neale Hurston
Donor Spotlight
The Richmond Christmas Mother Fund began in 1935 with the mission to help bring Christmas to underprivileged families in the City of Richmond. More than 80 years later, the nonprofit organization, run by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, continues to distribute assistance through partnerships with The Salvation Army, The Community Foundation and Feed More. Donations go toward winter coats, toys, meals, and the financial and emotional support that some Richmond families need to celebrate a truly special holiday season.

“In this historic year of challenge, change, and chagrin for so many, the Richmond Christmas Mother Fund was honored to assist ChildSavers in its effort to help its children and their families experience Christmas. ChildSavers’ provision of basic necessities, and educational and foundational toys to precious, often overlooked children may be their only gifts this year—their only Christmas this year; the Richmond Christmas Mother Fund Board voted unanimously and enthusiastically to help.” - Rhonda Harmon, Richmond Christmas Mother
Resources Just For You

  • ChildSavers recently expanded our partnership with Richmond Public Schools to ten schools. Why is this important? John Richardson-Lauve, LCSW, explains why creating trauma-informed schools matters.

  • Child care deserts are more prevalent than we think. View the national child care desert map to see the gaps in quality and access for our communities.


  • Play is the language of childhood. School Based Supervisor, Jess Gregory, LCSW, RPT shares how to communicate with our children at home through play. (4-minute read)

  • Did you know ChildSavers therapists are available 24/7, 365 days a year to offer immediate, on-site therapy for children experiencing a mental health crisis? Learn more about our Immediate Response team!
Save the Date: Giving Tuesday with ChildSavers
Every year, we're blown away by your generosity on Giving Tuesday. During our last Giving Tuesday effort, you helped us raise $35,000+ in 24 hours!

On December 1, 2020, we're hoping to raise $10,000 for children's mental health and early development. Will you help us get there?
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Friday, November 13 from 12:30 to 3:30 PM ET

Join us for a workshop about trauma-informed care and resilience-based practices. This workshop is presented by John Richardson-Lauve, LCSW. John is the Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator at ChildSavers.


Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST

Choosing child care for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent or guardian. This session will empower you on what to look for and questions to ask when visiting a center or family day home provider. Discussions about state standards and best practices will help you find the best fit in child care options for your family.


Monday, November 30 to Thursday, December 10

This course is designed to prepare selected trainers to use the Trauma and Resilience Basics Course in training work within their agency, community partners, and the community at large. Participants attend 12 hours of virtual Train the Trainer sessions divided over 4 days.
We're Hiring!

Looking to join our team or know someone who may be interested? Browse our open positions, view job descriptions, and apply through our website!

Support ChildSavers As You Shop For The Holidays

This season, you can support children's mental health and early development while checking items off your holiday list!
Kendra Scott Online Give-Back: December 6 & 7

When you shop Kendra Scott online December 6 & 7 and use a promo code, 20% of your purchase will be donated to ChildSavers! Save the date below and we'll send you the promo code soon.
Amazon Smile: All Year Long!

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to ChildSavers. Click the link below to get started!
ChildSavers in The News

  • Richmond Free Press: RPS expands mental health services for students through ChildSavers
  • Virginia Currents: ChildSavers helps children & families impacted by trauma
  • VPM: RPS Extends Mental Health Services Through CARES Act
  • PBS Virginia Currents: How Systemic Racism Impacts Childhood Trauma
  • RVAHub: ChildSavers expands school-based therapist program with Richmond Public Schools
  • NBC12: Youth therapy program expands to more schools in Richmond
  • Richmond Family Magazine: Communicating Through Play
  • Richmond Free Press: Personality – Judith ‘Judy’ W. Pahren
  • Richmond Times Dispatch: Reconciliation L. Robert Bolling, Kristin Lennox and Tracie Charlene Lewis Manning column: Racial trauma and our community
  • VPM: The Impact of Racism on Trauma
  • CBS6: Daycares in Central Virginia report dire futures due to COVID-19, survey says
  • Richmond Times Dispatch: L. Robert Bolling column - The impact of pandemic-induced trauma on our children
  • Richmond Times Dispatch: Lohmann - Getting through the pandemic, Richmond nonprofit serving children finds a bridge with 'telehealth'
  • CBS6 - Virginia This Morning: Communicating with your children through the art of play
  • Rob Desir with CBS6: How Central Virginia children can get mental health help during COVID-19
  • CBS6: ChildSavers Crisis Hotline Available for Immediate Intervention
  • Virginia Public Media: Tips to Helping Kids Adjust to "New Normal" of COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Richmond Free Press: ChildSavers Offers 24-hour Immediate Response Hotline
  • RVAHub: ChildSavers Transitions To Telehealth, Offering 24/7 Immediate Response Line for Families