Impact Makers’ Partner Family Lifeline Wins Carol S. Fox MAKING KIDS COUNT Award

Family lifelineImpact Makers is proud to share that our community charitable partner Family Lifeline has won the 2015 Carol S. Fox MAKING KIDS COUNT Award. We are honored to have had the opportunity to nominate Family Lifeline and congratulate the notable organization and its fellow winners.

“We are thrilled to be one of the recipients and we are so appreciative of Impact Makers’ support,” says Amy Strite, MSW, LCSW, President & CEO of Family Lifeline.

Voices for Virginia’s Children has named the winners of the annual Carol S. Fox MAKING KIDS COUNT Awards. The awards are given annually to individuals and organizations making exemplary efforts to improve the lives of Virginia’s children. This year’s honorees include: Elly Lafkin, a parent advocate for increased safety in child care; Grace and David Gallagher, founders of the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation and Speak Up 5k to raise awareness of adolescent depression; and Family Lifeline, a 140-year-old organization dedicated to providing evidence-based home visiting services to at-risk families. The winners will receive their awards at the Carol S. Fox MAKING KIDS COUNT Award Reception at the Bolling Haxall House in Richmond on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Family Lifeline has worked for almost 140 years to bring health and hope into the homes of many of the most at-risk families. It is the largest provider of early childhood intensive home visiting in the greater Richmond and Petersburg region and one of the largest providers of evidence-based home-visiting services in the state. Working with families at-risk due to poverty, unemployment, or social isolation, home visitors work two generations at a time to improve economic and health outcomes for parents and children.

About Voices for Virginia’s Children

Voices for Virginia’s Children is a statewide, independent, non-partisan policy research and advocacy organization that champions public policies to improve the lives of Virginia’s children. Voices is home to the Virginia KIDS COUNT Data Center, which makes extensive data on child well-being available to Virginia leaders, policymakers and concerned citizens.


The annual awards were first given in 2012 and are named in honor of Carol Spaulding Fox, a co-founder and long-time board member at Voices. In the course of her many years of dedicated service to Voices in a variety of leadership roles, Carol inspired Virginia citizens and organizations to speak out for children. Her dedication helped position Voices as a Virginia policy and advocacy leader, and inspired countless citizens and organizations to add their voices to the cause of improving the lives of children. For information about attending or being a sponsor of the MAKING KIDS COUNT Awards Reception, go to or contact Michael Brown at 804-649-0184.

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