Who We Are
HumanKind is a non-profit human services organization that has been serving children and families for more than 120 years. We offer programs and services that instill hope and equip people with the tools to build a strong foundation for life.
With an emphasis on inclusion, we help individuals and families who face any number of life’s challenges. Our programs cover everything from financial education to mental health counseling, from early childhood resources to services for adults with developmental disabilities.
What We Do
Places individuals with developmental disabilities in the home of a loving family that provides individualized support and the opportunity to experience life in a community setting. Sponsored homes located across the state of Virginia.
Early Head Start
Provides support for parents and free, full-time child care for infants and toddlers in Bedford and Lynchburg. The program provides tools and resources to parents of children ages 0-3 at home and in our centers to build a strong foundation for life.
Economic Resource Center
Our team of financial coaches walk with individuals and families to build strategies to get out of debt and move toward stability through one-on-one financial counseling, workshops, loan assistance, career coaching, and ongoing case management.
Provides around-the-clock support, ongoing training for foster parents, and a network of professionals to assist with daily needs for children in foster care. Providing a stable foundation of support, we create a place for healing and growth for children.
Home-visiting service that supports new parents prenatally through the child’s fifth birthday by focusing on positive parent-child interactions and providing one-on-one education related to healthy development and family functioning.
Parenting & Family Support Services
Our goal is to provide life skills to those in need. We also work to foster community relationships on a deeper level.
Where We Are
Our Greatest Need Right Now
Here’s how you can help a child coming into foster care right now. Provide a First Night backpack by coordinating a drive or donating items from our most needed list. You can also shop directly from our Amazon Wish List! Just add to cart and it ships directly to our centers.
Your gift will bring comfort to a child in foster care who is enduring their first night in a new home. A first night backpack includes a pair of pajamas, a toothbrush, a blanket…even a stuffed animal for young kids to hug and hold that night.