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

People Places Upcoming EventsUpcoming Events

  • 20 Nov 2017

    Celebration of Holiday Lights 2017

    People Places will be participating in the 11th Annual Celebration of Holiday Lights at Gypsy Hill Park! This year’s dates are November…
  • 28 Nov 2017

    Foster Care Orientation (Harrisonburg)

    Have you ever thought about becoming a Foster Parent? Children, in your community, need you! Please call us at (540)…
  • 06 Dec 2017

    Foster Parent OPEN HOUSE (Charlottesville)

    Have you ever thought about becoming a Foster Parent? Join us at our Open House, on December 6th from 6:00…
  • 09 Dec 2017

    ‘Tis the Season Pancake Breakfast!

    Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville, People Places will participate in their 3rd, annual ‘Tis the Season Pancake Breakfast!…
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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.

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Perspectives

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!