Friends Association for Children

Our Mission

To help children and families achieve their potential and become productive citizens.


  • Child Care
  • Counseling - Individual/Family/Group
  • Employment/Career Services
  • Health Education - General
  • Leadership Programs
  • Support Groups - Parenting
  • Youth Programs

Other Details

  • Accepts volunteers?: Yes, 15
  • Ages: 6-18 Years Old
  • Comments: Friends provides after-school and summer programs helping 6-18 years old thrive. The school age program promotes physical, emotional, social and intellectual development. The main goal is to help children succeed in school. Smart Beginnings Central Virginia certified child care provider and a Virginia Star-Quality Rated Childcare Center. Services also provided at  Mary Tyler McClenahan Child Care Center in Chesterfield, 804-271-0590.
  • Eligibility: Must be residents of United Way Service areas.
  • Fees: Yes. Sliding fee scale.

More Information

For more information, please contact:

1004 Saint John Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Primary Contact: Jessica Hockett, Intake Coordinator
Secondary Contact: Steve Traverso, Director of Development

Phone: 804-644-2357
Fax: 804-644-0509
Email Jessica Hockett
Friends Association for Children Website


Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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