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Voices’ Senior Policy Analyst Emily Griffey (pictured above with Policy Analyst Ashley Everette and Kids Count Director Ted Groves) was honored for her work on behalf of Virginia’s youngest children last week. She was one of three recipients of Children’s … Continue reading


On December 4th, Voices for Virginia’s Children along with community partners in the greater Charlottesville area are working together to host an event, “A Community Conversation about Children’s Mental Health,” to raise awareness of the need for elected officials and residents in the … Continue reading

When Families Work, Everything Works Better- A Two-Generation Approach

A two-generation approach to address poverty, income and employment is called for in a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach. The two-generation approach could benefit more than 200,000 young children in Virginia … Continue reading

FAMIS: A Success Story That’s in Jeopardy

FAMIS, the public health insurance program for low-income families, along with Medicaid, has helped reduce the number of uninsured children in Virginia by 24% from 2008 to 2013. Comprehensive, child-centered benefits and affordable cost-sharing with families make FAMIS an effective … Continue reading