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


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

June 26, 2014

Budget Finalized: Increased Funding for Children’s Mental Health Services

Good news for children’s mental health in the final budget! This week, the FY15-16 budget bill was passed by the House, Senate, and signed by the Governor. Despite the overwhelming focus this session on reforming the adult mental health system, … Continue reading

June 25, 2014

Your Help is Needed to Maximize Virginia Preschool Initiative Funds

With the FY15-16 budget just finalized and passed by the House, Senate and signed by the Governor with a few days to spare, our localities and school divisions can begin making any adjustments to their plans for the coming year. … Continue reading

June 25, 2014

Success! Va. will extend foster care supports to age 21

Although the 2014 legislative session became notorious mostly for larger budget woes and the struggle to close the coverage gap for the 400,000 Virginians who currently lack health care coverage, the final budget bill did provide some small but mighty … Continue reading

April 15, 2014

#SchoolReadiness4NOVA- Parents, providers and stakeholders support increased early learning investments in Fairfax

Local budget decisions can have a tremendous impact on Virginia’s children in addition to our work on the state budget at the General Assembly. This is especially true in Fairfax this year where the delay on the state budget has … Continue reading