Students enjoy service with a smile

Students enjoy service with a smile

Students in the Collaborative Learning After School Program (CLASP) at Meyzeek Middle School in downtown Louisville celebrated a day of service at their school Wednesday. Along with the Family & School Services team, the students planted flowers around the youth service center where they walk every day. Students and staff enjoyed the weather, the fellowship, and the service.

Thank you, Champions for Children!

Thanks to everyone who joined us Wednesday, April 11, for our 2018 Champions for Children fundraising breakfast. It was for us – and we hope, you – a morning of discovery, inspiration, and appreciation. Nearly 500 business and community leaders joined staff, friends, and clients for the breakfast at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center. Following some networking and coffee, guests were treated to a short performance by members of the Atherton High School choir. The music was beautiful and a wonderful prelude to the powerful program. Lindsay Allen, anchor for WDRB-TV, who emceed the breakfast for the second year, […]

Family & Children’s Place hosts Champions for Children fundraising breakfast

Family & Children’s Place will host its annual Champions for Children breakfast tomorrow (Wednesday,) April 11, at the Mellwood Arts Center in Louisville. The event raises critical funds to support the 135-year-old agency’s work preventing, intervening, and healing trauma from child violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect. Registration and coffee begin at 7:30 a.m., and the one-hour programs kicks off at 8 a.m., at the arts center at 1860 Mellwood Ave. Presenting sponsor is Delta Dental of Kentucky, and other sponsors include Brown-Forman Corp., Kosair Charities, Stockyards Bank, Passport Health Plan, Tri-Arrows Aluminum, Fifth Third Bank, Republic Bank, DMLO CPA, PNC […]

Raise your voice against child abuse

By Pam Darnall President/CEO, Family & Children’s Place Spring is a time for new beginnings, with more daylight, budding flowers … it’s a time of renewal. So, we annually use the extra sunshine to shine some light on an ongoing problem: child abuse, and to renew calls for greater vigilance to keep our most important adult responsibility – protecting children April is Child Abuse Prevention Month – a time to discuss, promote awareness, to pledge and commit action against child abuse, violence, exploitation or neglect. With the growth of the #Metoo, #TimesUp, and #March4OurLives movements, communities are acknowledging and tackling […]

Be a voice for abused kids; wear blue!

Friday, April 6, is Wear Blue Day, a way during Child Abuse Prevention Month to show your commitment to keeping children safe from violence and abuse. We hope you’re wearing something blue, but if not, do something, anything – add a blue post-it note or something to your ensemble. Show unity for abused children! On Friday, April 6, Family & Children’s Place encourages everyone to wear blue to show their commitment to keeping children safe from violence and abuse. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time stand up for kids, so consider inviting your friends, family, co-workers and others […]