“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation.”
- Plato
ChildSavers' Annual Report is Now Available!
Our FY20 Annual Report is now available for you to read! View it online or email Annie Evans to request a print version sent to your doorstep.
Resources Just For You
National Suicide Prevention Month

While our focus on Suicide Prevention must move beyond this month, School-Based Program Manger, Bob Nickles, LCSW, is here to help us spot and address suicide warnings in youth.
Baby Safety Month

September is Baby Safety Month! Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network Project Manager, Jess Templeman, shares three at-home baby safety tips that we often overlook, but cannot afford to.

  • Looking for quality early child care in your area? Search for regulated VA child care providers online or connect with a member of our Virginia Quality team.

  • Good news for parents in Henrico County and the City of Richmond - HCPS and RPS partners will provide limited in-school child care for essential workers and working families.

  • We understand some families are still struggling to deal with the impacts of COVID-19. Our Coronavirus Resource List is updated regularly for families needing ongoing assistance. (5-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!
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Join us for a workshop about trauma-informed care and resilience-based practices. One of the first steps in this solution is assuring a trauma-informed foundation for communities, organizations, schools, and systems, is to educate everyone: practitioners, their system leaders, supervisors, teachers and educators, community members, and all those who care for and about people. In a comprehensive approach, anyone touching the lives of a person who may have been touched by trauma needs to understand the basic principles of the impact of trauma and the hope of building individual and community resilience. This includes both the traumas of COVID-19 and racism.

Donor Spotlight
This year, the Kiwanis Club of Richmond generously chose ChildSavers as the beneficiary of their Annual Golf Tournament. Unfortunately, the event was canceled to protect members of our community during COVID-19. Despite the cancelation, the Kiwanis Club of Richmond chose to donate a portion of their annual funds to support our clients and provide children's mental health and development services during this pandemic. Thank you, Richmond Kiwanis friends.

"Every year the Kiwanis Club of Richmond has an annual golf tournament to raise funds for one or more of our partners. This year's tournament was to be held in September, but the decision was made to cancel it because of COVID-19 and the benefactor was to be ChildSavers. Our Richmond Kiwanis Foundation board met and discussed what we could do knowing the fundraiser golf tournament was not going to happen. It didn't take long to realize that our partners needed more help, financially, so our Foundation Board approved an additional financial gift to ChildSavers and other organizations we support. The Kiwanis Club of Richmond is proud to be associated with ChildSavers providing financial support as well as having Robert Bolling as a member of our Kiwanis Club."

- Christy Y. Jenkins, Executive Director of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond

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!

ChildSavers in The News

  • VPM: The Impact of Racism on Trauma
  • NBC12: Need for child trauma services rises following rash of violence
  • CBS6: Daycares in Central Virginia report dire futures due to COVID-19, survey says
  • NBC12: Childsavers accepting new patients for mental health services
  • 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
  • Richmond Times Dispatch: Getting to Know Nell Nutaitis with ChildSavers
  • 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