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Make Children a Priority with a Permanent Children’s Cabinet

Right now, the most frequent question we are asked at Voices is, “So, how ARE children being impacted by this pandemic?” The most honest answer is that only time will…

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Apply Now: Early Educators Advocacy Cohort

Early childhood educators, speak up during the 2021 General Assembly Session! Voices is recruiting a cohort of early childhood educators to participate in virtual advocacy visits during the upcoming General…

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Acceptance Form: Campaign for a Trauma-Informed VA: Racial Truth & Reconciliation Advocacy Day

Dear Advocate, On behalf of Voices for Virginia’s Children, I am pleased to inform you that you have been selected to participate in our 2020 – 2021 “Campaign for a…

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Child Welfare: 2020 Special Session Update

The pandemic has created more challenges in day-to-day activities for foster and kinship caregivers, as well as child welfare professionals. Many children entering the foster care system have experienced adversity…

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2020 Special Session Mental Health & Health- The Impact on Children and Families

We know that children and families are experiencing a combination of symptoms related to the impact of the pandemic, including isolation, stress, anxiety. These symptoms are further exacerbated by time as the pandemic continues. We…

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2020 Special Session Funding Family Economic Security- What’s in the budget?  

Children and their families are experiencing unprecedented levels of hardship during this time where businesses, schools and child care closed. This week, new data from the Census Household Pulse survey…

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Third Round of Child Care Stabilization Grants from CARES Act

On October 21, Governor Northam announced $65.8 million additional funding from the CARES Act to support the child care sector. These funds come on top of the $70 million previously…

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2020 Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week Archives

Our Mission To empower the voices and experiences of marginalized communities in acknowledgement of truth to promote healing, reconciliation, and justice. Our Goals To educate Virginians on the impact of…

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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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Racial Truth & Reconciliation Virginia Coalition

The Racial Truth & Reconciliation VA coalition assembles advocates who are committed to racial advocacy and equity work across many sectors to implement the campaign goals. There are five committees…

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