Family & Children’s Place is the leading agency in Louisville and Southern Indiana working to prevent and stop the trauma of abuse, violence and neglect, and to help child victims and their families recover and heal.
We talk about things few want to discuss and reveal situations some would silence or bury forever. With help from Family & Children’s Place, children and families affected by violence, abuse and neglect get the help they need to get back to living happy, healthy lives, filled with safe and meaningful relationships.
We provide no-cost therapy in homes, offices and the community; child and family advocacy; information on victims assistance; case management; referrals to appropriate community services; and domestic violence groups for children impacted by violence in the home
With help from our Supervised Visitation Center, separated parents and children maintain and rebuild relationships, and through HANDS, new parents get resources, tips and training to give their baby the best start possible. Family & School Services and the PAL Coalition teach students to make healthy choices, avoid drugs and alcohol and access resources they can use to improve in school and in life with peers and parents. Additionally, our Family Stabilization Program helps families secure safe housing.
Through collaborations with the Crimes Against Children Unit of Louisville Metro Police, Child Protective Services, U of L School of Medicine and the Commonwealth’s Attorney office, our Child Advocacy Centers ended the trauma of physical and sexual abuse for more than 1,300 children last year alone.
Family & Children’s Place provides proven interventions for children and families hurt by violence, abuse or neglect. Last year alone, we helped nearly 5,000 children and family members regain hope.
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.
Dec. 1, we kick off 31 Days of Hope, a December-long campaign to raise awareness and funds for our work with child victims of violence, abuse and neglect. We will share daily updates for the campaign on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds, with the goal to raise $31,000 in 31 days — $1,000 each day.
We invite you to like, follow and share our posts with your friends, family and others, as child abuse is everyone’s responsibility. Please use the hashtag #31DaysofHope in your posts.
And while this campaign occurs during the traditional holidays – Hanukkah, Christmas, St. Nicholas Day, Kwanzaa, St. Stephen’s Day, etc. – please note that abuse knows no holidays, so our need, and our clients’ needs, won’t simply go away after Dec. 31.
So if you can see yourself making a gift, please consider a recurring gift to ensure that no child goes without help, without hope in the New Year.
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.
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.”
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.