Serving children and families in Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem, Franklin County, Botetourt, Bedford, Lynchburg, Craig County, Montgomery County, City of Radford, Montgomery, Floyd, Giles, Martinsville, Pittsylvania, City of Danville, Pulaski, Carroll, and Tazwell Counties.

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Our office is located at:
3912 Electric Road Building C
Roanoke, VA 24018

Office Phone: (804) 245-0579

For Referrals/Parent inquiries please call (540) 524-2811 or email

For Billing questions please call (877) 566-9624 or email



Meet the Staff

Kelly AtheyKelly Athey

Site Manager

I earned my degree from Radford University in sociology and brought with me to Embrace more than a decade of experience working with children in the community setting. I am married and have three beautiful children. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and also love to read when I can find the time. I am passionate about giving back to the community I grew up in, helping children and families in the process.

George Mallory_Foster-Care_RecruiterGeorge Mallory

Recruitment Coordinator

I am the Foster Parent Recruitment Coordinator serving the Roanoke office. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio and have a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Tech in Interdisciplinary Studies, with minors in Sociology and Leadership. I also have a Master’s of Science in Healthcare Administration from Stratford University, Virginia. Previously served 11 years as a U.S. Army Medical Service Corps Officer. I am married and we have one child. I enjoy spending free time with family and friends, as well as playing golf. I am looking forward to serving families and helping to make a positive impact on children in our communities we serve.

Wendy HallWendy Hall

Case Manager

I am a case manager with Embrace. I hold a bachelor's degree in social work from Radford University. When I am not working, I like watching movies, hanging out with family and friends, and doing crafts with my niece. I have two four-legged fur-babies named Chance and Cody. I believe life is a musical and that every moment has a song.

emily worrell200x200Emily Worrell

Case Manager

I graduated from Roanoke college with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. I have worked for local department of social services for the last 7 1/2 years. I have worked with adults and children in protective services. I just got engaged to the love of my life. In my spare time I love to knit and have three dogs that are my children.

Lisa FowlerLisa Brewer

Case Manager

I am a dedicated case manager within Embrace. In my spare time I like to read, knit, cook, play video games, and spend time with my kitty, Riff Raff. I am passionate about helping children be happy and healthy, and to reach their full potential.

"Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work." -John Trainer, MD

Heather WoodsHeather Woods

Foster Parent Coordinator

I am the Foster Parent coordinator for the Roanoke office. I have a bachelor's degree in social work and many years of experience working as a foster care social worker for a local DSS. I love matching children with families and look forward to each and every referral for new placements or new families! When I am not working, I enjoy reading, playing with my own kids and seeing new places.

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