About Us

stop_abuse_shadOur mission

We protect and heal children and families.

Our vision

Happy, healthy children and families, freed from abuse.

About us

Since 1883, Family & Children’s Place has been building stronger families in Louisville and Southern Indiana  through its child abuse prevention, intervention and treatment programs.

Gifts to Family & Children’s Place are tax-deductible. Contributions may be made in cash, stock, bequests, trusts, life insurance, real estate or in-kind items or services.

Through our programs, parents receive hands-on training, support and the information needed to face the many challenges and pleasures of raising healthy, happy and well-adjusted children.

Sadly, the area we serve perpetually ranks amongst the highest in the state – and nation – for the most reported and confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect. Family & Children’s Place treatment programs are designed in direct response to the critical needs of these children and families.

Prevention and education programs reach out to both parents at-risk for violent behavior, and parents who just need a helping hand. To students who need support and guidance on making healthy choices, to improve social and academic success.

Intervention services provide children who have been sexually abused and their families a path back to feeling safe, happy and healthy. Medical exams and forensic interviews, along with collaborations with state child services staff, police and prosecutors, help determine the facts and support investigation and prosecution. Family advocates help connect the family with therapists and other critical resources.

Specially designed treatment programs offer abused and neglected children loving, therapeutic care while their parents receive intensive training and counseling. Education and prevention programs engage families early on to help parents enhance their parenting skills, as well as their children’s physical, social and intellectual development.

As an accredited agency, we model nationally defined best practice standards and consistently deliver superior services to our children and families. Each year, our highly trained and educated staff strengthens more and more families through measurable services that help children grow and reach their fullest potential.

When we fail as a community to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect, we all suffer. Tragically, abused children often grow up to become abusers themselves. Abused children also suffer from higher rates of death, teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, school failure, domestic violence, crime, and mental health disorders.

Together, we can prevent the tragic cycle of child abuse and neglect in this community. Please call today to find out how you can help.

Financial support for the agency is provided by Metro United Way and other community service organizations, grants, foundations, businesses, individuals, special event fundraising, as well as local, state, and federal governments.

For more information, call (502) 893-3900.

Family & Children’s Place does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age in the delivery of services.