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Our Stories

Our name – Voices for Virginia’s Children – represents the lived experiences of children and families across the commonwealth. As an advocacy organization, we have a responsibility to elevate the voices of those who are often left behind and unseen, so their stories are heard loud and clear by those in the halls of power. 

Stories are an incredibly effective way to advocate for change. It’s important to us that we hear from you to help inform our work and empower as many people as possible to be greater advocates for children. Share your story by completing this form.


Voices Recent Trip to the White House

In Creole’ (Black, Indigenous and French) families, it is common for someone in the family to have an ancestral gift of hearing or even seeing from their ancestors who have…

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Women’s History Month: Advancing Policies that Combat the Motherhood Penalty

Pictured above: Chief Policy Officer Emily Griffey with her child, Andy I’ve been a working mom for most of my career at Voices. Balancing motherhood and work has allowed me…

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Chlo'e as a baby and now as an adult

Becoming Black HerStory: Chlo’e Edwards

I remember distinctly the first time I crossed paths with Allison Gilbreath at Voices for Virginia’s Children. At the ripe age of 22, I was managing a non-profit organization with…

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Championing Systemic Change & Trauma-Informed Communities: Charmaine Carter

The author of this post has taken great lengths to ensure the subject matter is dealt with in a compassionate and respectful manner. The following describes experiences of childhood abuse…

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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 Picture of Fletcher and Mary Fran Lowe

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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