Metro Louisville awards $35,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place

Resilience, Community Services grant benefits at-risk students at Meyzeek Middle School LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2017) – Family & Children’s Place announced today that it had received a $35,000 grant from the Louisville Metro Resilience and Community Services External Agency Fund. For 135 years, Family & Children’s Place has been working to build communities where children are safe, families are strong, and our child victims of abuse and neglect become children again. Programs focus on the most vulnerable children while aiming for the safety and well-being of all children, and last year the agency provided help, hope and healing to […]

Use care when discussing Las Vegas violence with children

Mental health professionals say children remain the most vulnerable when it comes to media coverage of the Las Vegas massacre. Many children and teens have access to graphic video posted on social media platforms. Mental health professionals warned parents must take control. “The main thing is that when you go to talk to your kids about it. Check your own emotions. Make sure you’re in a moderate place. That you’re calm when you talk with your kids about it. Make sure they know that the world for the most part is a safe place,” said Micki Grimland. Grimland is a […]

Reflections on my HANDS visit

Board member Richard Garner recently went on a home visit with one of our HANDS Family Support Workers. Following are his reflections. Shortly after sitting down in the living room of the young couple, it all came flooding back – the excitement, joy, and trepidation of preparing for your first child.  I could see all of these emotions and more in their faces, and it was a clear reminder to me of the uncertainties that first-time parents face. I was fortunate enough to visit this Louisville couple’s home in the company of their HANDS caseworker and see firsthand how this […]

We mourn the loss of a friend, Alan Broude

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Alan Lee Broude, whose volunteer service as treasurer and chair of the Board for Family & Children’s Counseling Center (predecessor to Family & Children’s Place), helped make the community a much safer place for children. Alan passed away last week in Boca Raton, Fla. We send sympathies and prayers to his wife, Kathy, children, grandchildren and friends, and recall his servant spirit. His commitment to the mission and work of Family & Children’s Counseling Center was unwavering, volunteering and participating in agency programs, events and activities. According to friends and family, Alan […]

Family & Children’s Place invites community to give Care Cards

Gift cards from major retailers will give children, families a hand up during their recovery LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 19, 2017) – Family & Children’s Place is launching its Care Card program. And while the launch is taking place in the run-up to the end of year holidays – Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa – the program is planned year-around to give some extra help to families who come to Family & Children’s Place to report, escape and recover from violence, abuse and neglect. “Children and families we work with face issues that are incomprehensible to most of us,” said Pam Darnall, […]

Founding partners celebrate shared services group: ImpactV

We are thrilled to be able to share that Family & Children’s Place has partnered with four other local nonprofits to create a new shared services group called ImpactV. The other founding agencies of ImpactV are Boys & Girls Haven, The Center for Women and Families, Dreams With Wings, and Zoom Group.  The agencies, pillars in the community in their respective service areas, have combined budgets nearing $27 million and employ more than 400 individuals. On Thursday, Sept 14, the partners gathered with friends and supporters for a celebration and ceremonial signing of the operations agreement. We are proud to […]

My Healthy Day: Using trauma-informed care to help children and families

Institute for Healthy Air Water & Soil Sept. 9, 2017 Name: Pam Darnall Organization: Family & Children’s Place How does your work support a healthier Louisville? The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) studies, beginning in the mid-1990s, have revealed important findings that link early childhood traumas to lifelong negative physical and mental health outcomes, such as addictive behavior and chronic disease. State and local agencies receive more than three million reports of child maltreatment each year. In 2010, researchers estimated the average lifetime cost per victim of nonfatal child maltreatment is $210,012. Of this total, $43,178 comes from child and […]

Five community nonprofits collaborate to create shared service solution

ImpactV gives agencies one high impact, scalable, cost effective business solution LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 6, 2017) – Five Louisville area nonprofits are exhibiting innovation and efficiency, coming together to create ImpactV, a shared services group that will deliver strategic, professional, and highly productive business solutions to nonprofit organizations. Founding agencies of ImpactV are Family & Children’s Place, Boys & Girls Haven, The Center for Women and Families, Dreams With Wings, and Zoom Group.  The agencies, pillars in the community in their respective service areas, have combined budgets nearing $27 million and employ more than 400 individuals. “While human service agencies […]

#GiveForGoodLou: Give so a child can smile again

Family & Children’s Place is excited to announce our participation in Louisville’s largest day of giving – Give for Good Louisville. We depend upon this 24-hour donation drive to support the critical services we offer to the Louisville community. On Sept. 14, starting at 12 a.m., you will have 24 hours to donate and to make a difference in a child’s life – like Rachel. A bright 12-year-old, Rachel dreams of becoming a veterinarian. Unfortunately, Rachel’s parents are divorced and she’s living with her mother and two younger siblings. Her mother is gone most days, working two jobs trying to […]