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Our Stories

We believe personal stories illustrate how and why individuals connect to Voices for Virginia’s Children. By explaining in people’s own words why our work matters to them, these stories put a human face to our work. If you would like to share how you have connected to Voices and why you care about our work, please complete this form.


Apply Now: Foster Care & Kinship Care Youth Virtual Advocacy Day!

Voices for Virginia’s Children is looking for 10-15 young people with lived experiences in Virginia’s foster care system and formal/informal kinship care to participate in “Uplifting Young Voices: Foster and…

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Donor Spotlight: Rev. Canon J. Fletcher Lowe

Guest author — Voices intern Megan Gianforte Organizations evolve over time with many pivots, but one thing that has remained constant through the life of Voices for Virginia’s Children is…

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Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week: Trauma-Informed Community Network Stories – Councilwoman Tina Stevens & Rodney Culbreath

Our mission for Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week is to empower the voices and experiences of marginalized communities in acknowledgement of truth to promote healing, reconciliation, and justice. Reflecting on…

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Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week: Trauma-Informed Community Network Stories – Brian Little

Our mission for Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week is to empower the voices and experiences of marginalized communities in acknowledgement of truth to promote healing, reconciliation, and justice. Reflecting on…

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Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week: Trauma-Informed Community Network Stories – Audravette Jackson

Our mission for Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week is to empower the voices and experiences of marginalized communities in acknowledgement of truth to promote healing, reconciliation, and justice. Reflecting on…

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Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week Story: Homeless

trapped between d r i p p i n g veins of the red the white the blue s t u m b l e d upon fertile soil shoveled…

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Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week Story: An Excerpt From The Journal Of My Childhood

December 15, 2008: Today was just the weirdest day of my life. It’s been almost a month into school, and I came into the house, put my bags down, and…

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Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week Story: Ghost Girl

Invisible. Ghost-like quiet No hand to hold past to unfold no microphone to save you mixed girl, did they tell you weren’t Black enough? tell you you weren’t white enough?…

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Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week Story: Driving While Black- The Vacation Edition

Last night, we left our hotel to grab dinner. Because I am unfamiliar with the area, I drove cautiously in the right-hand lane in order to look for our dining…

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Faces of the Frontline: Shana Lynch, Sr. Family Services Specialist

Each morning, Shana Lynch wakes up to go to work as a family services specialist for Virginia’s child welfare system. She drives from her home in Eastern Henrico to the…

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