About the People Places Family
On any given day, there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care in the United States and over 5,000 of these children reside in Virginia. These children live in your community and are in desperate need of safe, stable, and nurturing foster homes. People Places can help you make a difference in their lives!
Founded in 1973 in Staunton, Virginia, People Places was instrumental in establishing and shaping treatment foster care- locally and nationwide. People Places is a private, not for profit agency serving Staunton, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and the surrounding areas. We provide an array of foster care, adoption, and community based services.
Trauma informed research has proven that meaningful relationships make all the difference to children in need. We have over 40 years of experience connecting children to individuals and couples who are willing to become certified as foster or foster/adoptive parents.
Reunification with birth parents and kin is always the primary goal for children in foster care. However, when this is not possible, foster to adoptive homes are necessary to provide long-term permanency for children.
You can make a difference in the lives of children. Contact the location nearest to you to become a foster or foster/adoptive parent today!
People Places Success Stories
“These kids give to us, too, so much as parents” - Diane BellDiane has been a foster parent, an adoptive parent, and now employee of People Places for thirteen years. What makes the organization special to her? “I believed this is what it was supposed to be like. We were treated with such dignity and respect, while always putting the kids first.”
“These kids give to us, too, so much as parents,” she added smiling.
She went on to say, “People Places really put what they advertised to practice and there was no judgment. The people are not just here to fill a job. They are meant to be here. We are a family with a shared vision.”
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People Places Resources
Check out our online resources section for information about childhood trauma, healthy living materials, and external links to relevant government agencies and resource providers.View our Resources Section
Read up on current news and trends in foster care and learn more about our team’s work!
We have over 40 years of experience connecting children to individuals and couples who are willing to become certified as foster or foster/adoptive parents. Let us share those experiences with you!