From the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities: When the Communty Foundation of Louisville was offered 1 million by a private donor, it did not take President and CEO Susan Barry long to decide what to do with the generous gift. She recommended the donor set aside half in a permanent endowment to support his most beloved organizations and contribute $250,000 to the Community Foundation’s Fund for Louisville to support a competitive grants program for capacity building. A quarter of the funding remained—and Barry had unique plans for it. “I wanted to set up a leadership development program with the […]
Family & Children’s Place is happy to announce it has reached the $1 million mark in institutional giving requests made for fiscal year 2015-16, reflecting requests for project, general operating and program funds. We are thrilled that some relationships have grown and that we have been able to reignite the interest of past donors to support the mission of Family & Children’s Place. Organizations that have answered the call to action include local and regional, corporate and private family foundations. Requests for funding also have been submitted to national foundations whose purpose and activities align with the agency’s mission. Many […]
Our work would not be possible without the help of great friends like Price Weber! Some Price Weber staff stopped by last week to present some supplies collected for our HANDS program to Director Judi Steilberg. Thanks so much!
PAL Coalition students recently helped staff create art tokens of appreciation that will be given to significant contributors during a St. James Art Fair Brunch at the agency on Saturday, Oct. 3. The work is a tiny print of handwork art that hangs in the Clark County office, created by children involved in school-based counseling at Green Valley Elementary. Says the staffer who helped the students create the artwork, “The canvas is infused with the laughter and sweet energy of the children, so I call the work, True Colors,’ because as service providers, we often are the only people in […]
Many thanks to the volunteers from health care tech firm Zirmed who came out Saturday, Sept. 26, to help build sound panels to improve acoustics in our Board Room, and to spruce up the courtyard of the Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center. Pictured are, left to right, Amy Blackburn, Allison Case, Brandon Ellingsworth, Justine Huckleberry and Zeko Berzof.
A special Monday thank you to Louise Mattingly and all the Ladies Coffee Group at the Louisville Christian Care Center who generously collected shirts and socks for our child and family clients over the past several months. We truly appreciate your generosity.
The agency’s HANDS team continues to set the bar for programs around the state, achieving the highest percentage of active families and scoring in the top 10 percent of programs in assessments, professional and para-professional visits in June. The Family & Children’s Place program also led the state in total services completed, meeting 90 percent of its goals and beating all other efforts by at least two full percentage points. In project families, HANDS served 538 families, 107 percent of their target population. In assessments, the team finished at 125 percent of its target, achieved 87 percent of professional visits […]
At Family & Children’s Place, helping children and families often goes beyond traditional programs and services. Consider the case of a Southern Indiana family living in a very challenging home environment (one of the worst our Indiana director of Child & Family Services, John Taylor, reports ever seeing in 15 years of casework). Agency staff discovered the family needed appliances, a stove or microwave, a way to cook and feed the family. Kentucky and Indiana employees of the agency found and donated a stove and a microwave, and are looking for a dryer. These are not a part of the […]
September marks 132 years of continual service to the Louisville community by Family & Children’s Place. It’s been provided under numerous names but always with one proposition – to give struggling children and families a helping hand up to health, success and happiness. As times changed, the agency changed. Services and programs were added, adapted and dropped as needed to provide the best continuum of care possible. This stretched from providing coal to keep people warm and food to keep people fed to best in class counseling, treatment and casework for children and families enduring trauma from abuse, neglect, violence, […]
Congratulations to board member Audra Rankin, selected among the 45 young professionals comprising the 10-month 2015-2016 Fund for the Arts NeXt class. The nationally recognized program helps prepare the next generation of emerging professionals for volunteer leadership roles within the Arts community. The program includes networking with community leaders, getting to know the folks prominent in Louisville’s art scene, and collaborating with arts organizations on key issues like audience development, business operations, marketing and philanthropy. It’s a big week for Audra, who also celebrated her birthday on Monday!