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WHAS Crusade for Children grants $29,280 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant supports the agency’s child advocacy centers, and preventive work with new parents The WHAS Crusade for Children, which raised $5.6 million during its 2018 telethon, has awarded $29,280 to Family & Children’s Place to support its work to stop, prevent and heal child violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect in Louisville and Southern Indiana. “The WHAS Crusade for Children is a true champion for children’s health and welfare in this community, and we’re very proud to again be chosen to receive these critically important funds,” said Pam Darnall, president/CEO of Family & Children’s Place. Specifically, the WHAS Crusade for Children […]

Gheens Foundation grants $50,000 gift to Family & Children’s Place

Grant will enable agency to help and support underserved children and families in Louisville’s West End LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 13, 2018) – The Gheens Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place, which leads efforts in Louisville and Southern Indiana to prevent, stop, and treat child violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect. The grant will help support the agency as it expands services, including new parent support, counseling, and mental health assessments, to underserved communities in the city’s west end, including several offices in the new YMCA under construction at 19th Street and Broadway. “We are beyond thrilled […]

Students work together to help the homeless

Recently, students in the agency’s Hazelwood Elementary out of school time summer program spent a week learning about social activism and took on homelessness as a challenge they wanted to address. Students from the New Albany, Ind., school put together homeless care kits – socks, sanitary wipes, bottles of water, first aid kits, toothbrush and toothpaste, lip balm, and granola bars as well as Metro United Way information cards and resource lists. Students also recycled plastic shopping bags into a Homeless Care Mat (a waterproof mat that provides cushion, is bug resistant, lightweight and easily rolled up).  The youth then […]

Family & Children’s Place named a highest rated charity

Family & Children’s Place adherence to accountability, transparency, and strong financial health have earned the child abuse prevention and healing agency a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. “This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way,” Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher wrote in a letter to the agency. “Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Family & Children’s Place exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work, and this exceptional designation from Charity Navigator […]

Family & Children’s Place welcomes back board member

Harriet Lair rejoins board to help guide child abuse prevention agency to greater impact Family & Children’s Place is pleased to welcome Harriet Lair back to its Board of Directors. The agency, which is celebrating its 135th anniversary, leads efforts in the Louisville area to prevent, stop, and heal child violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect. Lair, a vice president, commercial relationship manager, at Fifth Third Bank, left the board a year ago when her term expired, but members elected to invite her to rejoin the board. Family & Children’s Place board members are unpaid volunteers and serve three-year terms. Additionally, […]

UPS Foundation awards $10,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant will provide mobile technology to help families raise safe, healthy babies The UPS Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant in March to Family & Children’s Place to help provide mobile technology – laptops and mobile connections – to staff whose work takes place primarily in clients’ homes. Family & Children’s Place is the leading agency working in Louisville and Southern Indiana to stop and prevent child violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect, and to heal trauma from abuse when it is reported or discovered. The UPS grant specifically will support HANDS, an evidenced-based preventive program designed to prevent abuse, ensure baby […]

Cralle Foundation awards $8,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Funds will support agency’s response to increasing incidences of abuse, neglect The Cralle Foundation Inc., awarded $8,000 in late May to Family & Children’s Place to help the agency continue its work to prevent and stop child violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect, and to provide hope and healing to children and families hurt by trauma from abuse. Children and families served by Family & Children’s Place, which is celebrating 135 years of continuous service to Louisville and Southern Indiana – includes children who have been sexually or physically abused, children of families that have experienced domestic violence, and children at […]

Bales Foundation awards $15,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant will provide services to trauma-affected children, families in Southern Indiana The Hazel & Walter T. Bales Foundation Inc., awarded a $15,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place on June 12, to support its work to prevent and stop child violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect in Southern Indiana and to provide compassionate and healing care to children and families that have been hurt. “Because of the generous support we received previously from the Hazel and Walter T. Bales Foundation, Family & Children’s Place was able to help 533 children in Clark and Floyd counties in 2017,” said Pam Darnall president […]

Louisville Bar Foundation awards $8,500 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant will help provide language translation services at the Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center The Louisville Bar Foundation awarded a $8,500 grant on June 6, to Family & Children’s Place to support ongoing language translation services to children and families helped by the agency’s Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center (KCCAC). As the world becomes more diverse, we see more and more children and families who have immigrated to the United States and Louisville area,” said Pam Darnall, president and CEO of Family & Children’s Place. “In just five years, we’ve seen an almost 500 percent increase in the cost of […]

Student persuaded to try new tastes

Ashley Friedrich, from our Family & School Services team, shares that she has a summer CLASP student from the Meyzeek Middle School program who is a very picky eater. “He can’t get past the barriers to trying new foods,” she says. But during a parent/student orientation, she and Bobby Cortes encouraged him to try a bite of something new each day. So far, he’s tried so many new foods, including, grilled cheese, spaghetti, breakfast casserole, quesadillas, pizza and sandwiches, and in this photo, French toast and sausages. “He’s really enjoyed about 75 percent of the foods he tried,” said Ashley, […]