ChildSavers was established in 1924 as Children's Memorial Clinic in memory of Dr. McGuire Newton, one of Richmond’s first pediatricians who worked exhaustively to treat children during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. When Dr. Newton passed away in 1923, the response was immediate that his contributions to our community during a time of such devastation had to be honored. It was Martha Patteson Bowie Branch who rallied the citizens of Richmond to create an innovative agency “for the purpose of giving complete physical and mental examinations, free of charge, to all children who may need the same.” Almost 100 years later, we continue to honor that mission. ChildSavers is the only nonprofit in Virginia using a coordinated prevention and intervention model to address children's mental health, which prepares children for school and helps them recover from trauma.
|Classification||Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Education, Human Services|
200 N. 22nd Street
Richmond, VA 23223
|Primary Contact||Lindsey Leach|
|Organization Phone Number||(804) 644 - 9590|