Family & Children’s Place names two to leadership roles

Family & Children’s Place names two to leadership roles

Jackie Richardson, Adam Faris new CFO, VP Finance of child abuse prevention agency LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 25, 2018) – Family & Children’s Place has named Jackie Richardson as chief operating officer, and Adam Faris vice president of Finance. The agency, which is celebrating its 135th anniversary, leads efforts in Louisville to prevent, stop, and heal child violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect. The COO position is new, though Richardson brings significant experience from the public and private sectors to the role; Faris succeeds Jack McQuade, who is retiring after nearly 17 years. “We are very excited to have Jackie and Adam […]

Family & Children’s Place receives Aim High grant

New York Life Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to Family & Children’s Place Afterschool Program in Louisville to Support Middle School Students’ Transition to 9th Grade  Award is One of 26 New Aim High Grants Nationally, Totaling $1.35 Million The New York Life Foundation and the Afterschool Alliance today announced a $15,000 grant award to Family & Children’s Place in Louisville for its Collaborative Learning After School Program. In 2018, a total of $1.35 million in grants will be awarded to a total of 34 youth development organizations across the country to support middle school youth during the out-of-school time (OST) […]

End the policy separating children and families

Our statement on the current administration’s policy separating children and families: As an agency committed to protecting the physical and mental health of children, and preventing and treating trauma from abuse that some children suffer every day, Family & Children’s Place forcefully condemns the policy and practice of separating children from their parents at our nation’s borders. There is overwhelming evidence that separating children from their parents has significant and lasting consequences on the safety, health, development, and well-being of children. Separating children from their parents puts the children at greater risk of future significant physical, emotional, and mental illness. […]

Jack McQuade to get well deserved recognition

Louisville Business First will recognize Jack McQuade, vice president of Finance for Family & Children’s Place, with a Best of Finance Award June 14, honoring him for his outstanding performance in his role as a nonprofit financial steward. McQuade is one of several the business tabloid is honoring. McQuade, who is retiring from the agency at the end of June, has led and directed bookkeeping, accounting, and financial responsibilities for 19 years. Prior to joining Family & Children’s Place, McQuade worked for Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers), as audit manager for Guerdon Industries, controller for Boland-Maloney Lumber Co., […]

Tonya Clay, Kim Cook win Bridge to Light Awards

All of us at Family & Children’s Place are proud to congratulations to Kim Cook and Tonya Clay who were recognized Friday at the first ever Bridgehaven/Solutions Bridge to Light Awards. The event, at Audubon Country Club, honors professionals working in a variety of social settings across Kentucky. Tonya is the director of Kentucky Behavioral Health Services, and Cook helps lead child advocacy centers in Louisville and New Albany, Ind., for Family & Children’s Place. “I am thrilled to see Tonya and Kim recognized this way,” said Pam Darnall, president and CEO of Family & Children’s Place. “Every day they […]

HANDS families share their appreciation

While we see every day the amazing talents of the HANDS team – our voluntary in-home visitation team who help soon to be and new moms and dads raise their babies happy, healthy, and free of abuse, it’s always better to hear from the families they serve. Following are some recent words of praise shared with HANDS supervisors about the Family Support Workers who meet weekly with the families and their babies in their homes. “This is an excellent program. I’m grateful for it and especially grateful for my home visitor, Chelsey. She has helped me so much each day. […]

CLASP kids take a cruise

Recently, staff leading the Collaborative Learning After School Program (CLASP) at Meyzeek Middle School treated their students to a lunch and cruise aboard the Louisville Belle for the group’s last field trip for the school year. Students and staff enjoyed lunch, some dancing, and getting the chance to see the city’s skyline and shoreline from the Ohio River. “We had a blast!” said Ashley Friedrich, site supervisor for Family & School Services.