Virginia Chapter

We strive to make a positive difference in the lives of those who are or have experienced foster care. Our aim is to bring alumni (those who experienced foster care) together to provide educational and employment opportunities, community connections and social support.

—Patrick S. Plourdé, Sr., M.A., M.Div

The Virginia Chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America started in February 2008. We have members in Richmond, Northern, Piedmont, and Southwest regions of the state. Because we are spread across Virginia, most of our meetings are held via conference call, although there are regional face-to-face meetings periodically.


Over the years, our chapter has organized many activities and events to help meet the mission of FCAA. Some of these include:


  • Alumni Family Reunions
  • Community events (Heart galleries and foster care film discussions)
  • FosterWalks
  • Legislative and advocacy days
  • Trainings and workshops (Flux and Strategic Sharing)
  • Youth mentoring


Our primary focus as we re-establish the chapter is to:

  1. Convene, partner, and develop a coalition of organizations that provide services to alumni
  2. Offer supportive services to alumni of care and opportunities to connect, support, and train
  3. Advocate for improvements in the foster care system


Sarah Mendoza

Patrick Plourde, Sr.

Chauncey Strong

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For more information, please contact Patrick Plourdé at

Foster Care Alumni of America chapters are comprised of volunteers who operate under our 501(c)(3) non-profit tax and legal status as well as our mission, vision, and values.

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