October 2021 News

Statewide Conference 2021 Fall Conference – Register now! Dates: November 2- November 4, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. via Ring CentralAre you bored in the house and in the house bored? You need our “Floor Plan of LIFE.” Register to join us for 3 nights of virtual fun, like only the Project LIFE team can…
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September 2021 News

Program Updates Summer Bucket List Bingo Wraps Up Our summer challenge of completing a Bingo board of events closed on the last Friday of August. The team is going through the entires and will send prizes through the mail to the youth who completed their boards. Thanks for playing, and we hope that you enjoyed…
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August 2021 News

Program Updates Did you know that VDSS has some relief $$$ for eligible youth? Make sure you read on to see the details about eligibility and accessing these relief funds in the “Additional Resources” section of this newsletter! Upcoming Statewide Events Summer Bucket List Bingo! Dates: July 1- August 27, 2021 | Various times and locationsReady…
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Youth Welfare Approach FAQs

Do you have questions about the YWA? Check out our brief FAQs below. What is the YWA? YWA is an acronym for the Youth Welfare Approach. It was formerly called the Youth Welfare model. Because of the unique needs of youth, the Virginia Department of Social Services is embarking on a different framework to engage…
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July News

Program Updates Youth Welfare Approach Historically, child welfare focused on providing services to children in foster care, but over time there has been an increase in older youth in care. Though youth in the child welfare system need to be kept safe, during adolescence the focus of care needs to emphasize promoting permanency, normalcy and…
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Summer Bucket List Bingo

Rules of the Bucket List Challenge: The game runs July 1-August 27. Achieve a BINGO by completing 4 squares in a row and “knocking things off of your summer bucket list.” BINGOs can be made vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. Or, you can also complete each corner instead of 4 in a row. This guide will share what needs to be done…
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