November 14, 2014

A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ABOUT CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

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

November 12, 2014

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

November 06, 2014

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

November 05, 2014

NoVA legislators and advocates discuss early childhood policy improvements at 10/29 roundtable discussion

Northern Virginia early childhood advocates, local leaders and state legislators recently spent a morning discussing the most important policy changes to improve school readiness in Virginia. Voices pulled together more than 40 stakeholders from our Northern Virginia ECE network, local … Continue reading

September 24, 2014

Why Medicaid Expansion Matters for Kids

As a member of the Healthcare for All Virginians (HAV) Coalition, we were disappointed that the General Assembly once again failed to close the health insurance coverage gap for low-income adults during the special session last week. We think it’s … Continue reading

September 15, 2014

Thank You to Our Carol Fox Event Sponsors!

This year, our Carol S. Fox “Making Kids Count” Awards reception marks Voices’ 20th anniversary, & so we are especially thankful this year to our many sponsors, who’ve offered their support not just in recognition of our exceptional award winners, … Continue reading

September 03, 2014

Northern Virginia- Opportunities for Action on Early Childhood

Calling all early childhood providers, supporters and parents in Northern Virginia! We encourage you to join in on our local advocacy activities focused on Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax. Virginia’s city and county governments are taking action to balance local budgets … Continue reading

August 25, 2014

Announcing Our 2014 Making Kids Count Award Winners!

We are so excited to share with you all our Carol S. Fox “Making Kids Count” Award winners for 2014! We received a great number of impressive nominations for both the individual and organizational awards, and despite the great task … Continue reading

August 12, 2014

Gov. McAuliffe Announces Children’s Cabinet

Voices for Virginia’s Children is extremely pleased that Gov. McAuliffe announced the formation of a Children’s Cabinet on August 11, 2014. The creation of a specialized leadership group within the top level of the state administration is a strategy for … Continue reading

July 11, 2014

NEW REGIONAL INFOGRAPHICS!

Have you ever wanted a snapshot of how kids are doing in your region of Virginia? We have just released our new regional child well-being infographics to make it easy for you to see, at a glance, how children are … Continue reading