135 years of help, hope, and healing

We prevent abuse before it happens, stop it when it’s discovered, and help families recover

Since 1883, Family & Children’s Place has been building stronger families in Louisville and Southern Indiana through its child abuse prevention, intervention and treatment programs.

Prevent – Prevention and education programs reach out to both parents at-risk for violent behavior, and parents who just need a helping hand. To students who need support and guidance on making healthy choices, to improve social and academic success.

Stop – Intervention services provide children who have been sexually working-families-mother-daughter-863581abused and their families a path back to feeling safe, happy and healthy. Medical exams and forensic interviews, along with collaborations with state child services staff, police and prosecutors, help determine the facts and support investigation and prosecution. Family advocates help connect the family with therapists and other critical resources.

Recover – Specially designed treatment programs offer abused and neglected children loving, therapeutic care while their parents receive intensive training and counseling. Education and prevention programs engage families early on to help parents enhance their parenting skills, as well as their children’s physical, social and intellectual development.

If you witness or suspect child abuse, call the Kentucky Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-752-6200 or the Indiana Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-800-5556.


Be a ‘friend,’ give monthly

One of the best things you can do for the kids we serve is to give monthly! Your monthly gifts provide a sustaining fund to ensure caring service throughout a child and family’s journey from hurting to healing. A monthly gift of $25 or more also qualifies you to become a “Friend of the Family,” which benefits our clients and has benefits for you. Learn more here.


Doug Haynes ‘so moved’

Family & Children’s Place board member Doug Haynes recently visited Meyzeek Middle School and the agency’s Collaborative Learning After School Program (CLASP), managed by the Family & School Services team. “I was so impressed and so moved,” said Haynes, a family law attorney who also holds a master’s in social work. “The kids there had so much energy and enthusiasm, and the staff was amazing … I walked away with so much emotion.”

Cute little baby boy

Give to help a child

Your gift gives lifesaving help to children hurt by violence and abuse. A $50 gift provides healing therapy to an abused child. A $100 gift provides play therapy supplies, critical tools in treating and caring for abused children, and $500 provides two emotional health screenings for children in crisis. Please give to help children and families hurt by violence and abuse.  Click here to help.


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