As you ponder your 2016 resolutions, include plans to get to the gym, to eat better and look after your health and frame of mind. But at the same time, how about resolving to help others – children and families coping with trauma from abuse, for example, to have the same chance to improve emotional and physical health? An end of the year, tax-deductible gift to Family & Children’s Place, will provide healing therapy to an abused or neglected child, save you money on your taxes and you get satisfaction knowing you made a difference for a child, helping break […]
Many thanks to Brittney Smith, a former Family Support Worker for HANDS, and her friends and family, who put together 16 baby baskets that will be distributed to HANDS families. The baskets include diapers, wipes, toiletry items, onesies, toys and other baby items. It’s very sweet of a former teammate to think of our families like this, and we love seeing and hearing from former colleagues!
Twenty-one families with more than 30 children in the agency’s Family Stabilization Program celebrated their annual Christmas Party recently with the FSP team. Along with a dinner of fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes and rolls provided by Marjorie Pilkinton and Masterson’s, families enjoyed crafts and toys for the kids. Family & Children’s Place Ambassador alum Joe Clay, through his company, Liberty Mutual, donated toys and gift cards. The University of Louisville Medical School held a bake sale, which provided bags of baked goodies to kids who visited with Santa and his elf, played by JT Henderson and Micah Jorrisch. […]
Young leaders share energy, experience to raise awareness, funds for child abuse prevention agency LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2016) – Family & Children’s Place, Louisville’s leading child abuse prevention and treatment provider, is pleased to welcome 13 young business and community leaders, the agency’s third class of Ambassadors. Class members, who represent banking, logistics, law, publishing and finance, bring the agency added awareness and support through volunteerism, networking and mentoring with Board of Director members. Members of the Class of 2017 are: Abbie Druschel, Humana Amanda Guenther, UPS Ashley Clay, Bingham Greenebaum Doll Augusto DaSilva, UPS Blake Gilley, Teachers Credit […]
While the Commonwealth of Kentucky provides for victim’s rights in state statutes, there is nothing in its Constitution guaranteeing protections for victims of crime. That’s why Family & Children’s Place supports, in principle, state adoption of a Marsy’s Law provision – codifying these protections in the Commonwealth’s foundation document. In 2016, the Kentucky Senate and a House committee passed a Marsy’s Law for Kentucky, but due to the plethora of filed bills, the full House never discussed or acted on the proposal. So for now the Kentucky Constitution ensures specific rights for individuals accused of a crime, but provides no […]
That moment you walk into the Family & Children’s Place lobby and witness the true power of giving. We were overwhelmed Wednesday by companies, agencies, individuals dropping off gifts for children in our Brighter Holidays program. Thanks to their generosity, 365 children who each are going through very difficult times, along with their families, will enjoy what every child hopes for and deserves – a joyous Christmas. We don’t have words enough to thank everyone who helped make these children’s wishes come true.
For the upcoming session of the Kentucky General Assembly, the Bingham Fellows project group LOUIE (Louisvillians Organized, United, Informed, and Engaged) is partnering with the Friends of the Library to host a series of conversations – Café LOUIE – with elected officials at Louisville Free Public Library branch locations. The meetings are a chance for citizens – constituents – to meet and speak with and get to know their elected representatives. It’s a chance to share thoughts, ideas, suggestions, agreements, even disagreements over policy decisions in an informal setting. The sessions will be from 9-10 a.m. Saturdays between Jan. 14 […]
The PAL Coalition, an initiative of Family & Children’s Place, is offering a mental health training for adults. The all-day course, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, will increase your understanding of mental health issues and treatments, connect more people with care, and reduce stigma – helpful information given that many people with mental disorders delay seeking help, but are more open to getting help when suggested by someone they trust. You will learn the signs and symptoms of different types of mental illnesses, how they can affect a person’s daily life and how you can help when someone is experiencing these […]
Tamara Brown is a supervisor with Family & Children’s Place HANDS program, but it’s clear that she could use some extra hands to juggle her busy life. In addition to her work with the agency, she’s a mom, a running coach and cooking teacher, as well as a foster mom to animals – work similar in nature to what goes on at F&CP. Tamara volunteers with the Arrow Fund, a nonprofit that rescues and provides medical treatment to animals injured by extreme torture, abuse or neglect. “I fostered my own tripod puppy before I adopted him,” said Tamara. When rescued, […]
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Family & Children’s Place as generous “elves” drop gifts off for children they sponsored through Brighter Holidays. The annual program helps ensure every child we serve has the chance for a happy Christmas. The collection room is filling fast with festively wrapped packages of all shapes and sizes, including toys, clothing and other items the children and families asked for. This year, companies, agencies and individuals are sponsoring 365 children, a record and sizable jump over last year’s program, which provided Christmas to a few more than 200 children. Thank you […]