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Our Office is located at: 

5014 Monument Ave

Richmond, VA 23230

Office Phone: 757-847-9385 

Fax: 540-898-1820


Richmond, Richmond City, Henrico , Chesterfield, Midlothian, Hanover, Goochland,

Powhatan and surrounding areas.

For Placement Needs or Client Referrals, please call

757-847-9385 or email

If you are interested in becoming a Foster Parent, please call 804-293-8629 email

For emergency placements after hours, call our emergency line: 1-877-900-5874

For billing questions, please call 804-433-3530 or email

Meet the Staff


Ronnie Gehring

Site Director

I have been with Embrace since October 2016. I received my Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Eastern Kentucky University in 1997 and my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!) in 2000. I have spent the last 17 years working with children who have been victims of child abuse and neglect. I spent 5 years as the Program Director for the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program in Portsmouth, Va. I have spent the last 10 years at another private TFC agency in the Hampton Roads area, first as a foster parent trainer and home study writer, and the last 6 years as a supervisor of the program, focusing primarily on the recruitment, training, and retention of foster parents. My wife and I live in Virginia Beach, where I grew up, with our 14-year old son and a 4-year daughter, and so most of our free time is spent with family. I am a huge sports fan, and have season tickets to Old Dominion University's football and basketball team. I am looking forward to this opportunity at Embrace to really build and mold the program and make it the TFC provider of choice for both foster families, and referral sources. I am also active with TFC at the state level, serving on the Board for the Virginia Association of Licensed Child Placing Agencies (VALCPA) and an member of the Board for the Virginia Coalition of Private Provider Associations (VCOPPA), where I chair the Child Placing Special Interest Group.


Erin Salum

Recruitment Coordinator

I am the Foster Parent Recruitment Coordinator serving the Richmond area. I am originally from Southern Florida and have a Bachelor's degree in Intercultural Communications from Florida Atlantic University. In my spare time, I enjoy exercising, traveling, visiting the James River with my dog as well as spending time with my friends and family. I am very excited to work Embrace TFC to make an impact in the RVA community.

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