Winchester

Our Office is located at: 

817 Cedar Creek Grade #203 
Winchester, VA 22601

For Placement Needs Client Referrals, or Becoming  a Foster Parent please call 540-376-3968 or email Erica.Penn@embraceTFC.com.

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

For billing questions, please call (804) 433-3530 or email billing@ncgcare.com. 

Meet the Staff

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I have always enjoyed helping others, particularly children and young adults. I have a master’s degree in mental health counseling and I am currently working toward licensure as a professional counselor. My past work experiences includes almost 5 years as a family services specialist in foster care with Winchester DSS, and clinical supervisor with National Counseling Group. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter.

Erica Penn, MS, LMHP-R

Site Director

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I am in awe to find myself with Embrace Treatment Foster Care.  I have been in some form of community and customer service over the span of my career. I attended both the University of Arkansas and the University of Memphis as a double major in Human Resources and Education.  During college I was Assistant Director to the Ford Home Daycare in which my grandmother founded in Memphis, Tennessee, while at the same time running my own business in having a Barber Shop and Recording studio.  My most previous job was serving as Recruitment Manager for Amazon and Integrity Staffing Solutions.  My wife and I have 3 children that we are blessed with that brings us joy each day of our lives.  Whenever possible I love studying Gods word and cooking various types of dishes.  Go RAMS!

Leroy Ford

Recruitment Coordinator

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I have spent my career following my passion to help children and families.  I graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Psychology and Family & Child Development.  After college, I was the director of a day care center and then spent some time as a stay-at-home mom.  I have over 10 years of experience in the social work field including time spent at a local DSS, CSB and as an in-home provider and parent mentor.  My husband and I have 5 grown children between us.  Whenever possible, I enjoy travelling to new places, exploring local history, gardening, reading Stephen King novels and cheering for the VT Hokies.

Cindy Avvenire, BS, QMHP-A, QMHP-C

Foster Parent Coordinator | Case Manager

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I was excited to find my home with ncgCARE in March of 2010. I have been a long-time athlete, participating in softball, lacrosse and cheerleading since I was 8 years old. I continue to have a passion for fitness and enjoy running in races and competing in physique shows through the National Physique Committee. I have been happily married to the man of my dreams since 2012 and confidently exclaim that my biggest accomplishments in life are my sons.

Angela Edmonds

Executive Director

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