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  1. 2023 Step Up For The Up Center!

    It is that time again! Find out how you (and kids ages 8+) can participate in the 2023 Step Up For The Up Center!

    February 21, 2023
  2. Black & Brown Maternal Health Summit

    This summit is for current and expecting mothers, healthcare and birth workers, Home Visiting Programs and public school representatives to discuss the disparities surrounding women of color.

    September 15, 2021
  3. Virtual Event: Month of the Military Child Barnyard Bash

    Join us for a Virtual Barnyard Pet Party!! You’ll meet some alpacas, goats, chickens, mini ponies, and more. Bring your pet, or favorite stuffed animal along for some extra fun!

    April 10, 2020
  4. Free Social Skills Group for Autistic Youth (Ages 6-10)

    The Up Center is hosting FREE Social Skills and Autism Skill Building Groups for Children ages 6-10, and a Parental Support Group for Caregivers. There will be locations for this group in both Norfolk and Portsmouth.

    July 22, 2018
  5. Support Group For Hispanic Children

    This FREE group take place in Virginia Beach and is open to Hispanic youth ages 7-12.

    July 2, 2015
  6. FREE Financial Fitness Day (March 8, 2014)

    Our partners at The Up Center have a GREAT event this Saturday! Please share this with other families who could benefit from this FREE Financial Fitness Day! Looking for local family fun? Be sure to check…

    March 7, 2014
  7. Guest Post: Single Working Foster Mom of Five + School = Success

    Donna M. just celebrated her 2-year anniversary as a foster parent with The Up Center. She prefers parenting teens, because there are no diaper changes, bottles or late night feedings. Teens are also…

    August 22, 2013
  8. Change A Child’s Lifetime

    Shonya Anderson, MSW, is currently the foster parent recruitment specialist with The Up Center, a 130-year old non-profit organization headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. The Up Center’s mission is…

    July 30, 2013
  9. Welcome Our New Partner: The Up Center

    Please give a warm welcome to our new advertising partners at The Up Center. Did you know that there are over 1,000 children in foster care in Hampton Roads? Being a foster parent can be an amazing…

    June 7, 2013