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Thanks to all who supported 30th annual CAPER

We are blown away by the turnout for the 30th annual CAPER, held Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Galt House Hotel following the UofL vs. Virginia Tech men’s basketball game. The turnout and support were amazing to see and experience, and the generosity apparent in the silent and live auctions and general donations was humbling. Thanks to the CAPER committee and volunteers, who help organize and put on the event to our food partners – Comfy Cow, Famous Dave’s Barbecue, McAllister’s, Chuy’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Elm’s Catering, Mark’s Feed Store and Drake’s – and to our sponsors, starting with our official […]

CAPER auction catalog available online

Dear Friend of Family & Children’s Place! Family & Children’s Place is marking the 30th year of CAPER on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Galt House Hotel. We hope you have made plans to join us. The post-game party, following the UofL Cardinals vs. Virginia tech promises to be full of food and fun, and is one of our most important fundraisers. We are also planning live and silent auctions, so I wanted to share with you some listings of items ahead of CAPER. Harnessing the Fine Arts. Enjoy a month or private music lessons at Mom’s Music, along with […]

30th annual CAPER to benefit Family & Children’s Place

Silent, live auctions, Denny Crum Community Service Award anchor annual fundraiser LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2017) – Family & Children’s Place is preparing for its 30th annual CAPER, presented by Delta Dental of Kentucky, a fundraiser following the Feb. 18 Louisville Cardinals vs. Virginia Tech men’s basketball game. CAPER kicks off at 3 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m. at the Galt House Hotel, a short walk from the YUM! Center. This year’s CAPER includes live and silent auctions, fun, games and delicious tastings of food and desserts from local restaurants. Cardinal players and coaching staff often stop by to […]

CAPER auctions chock full of great stuff!

As part of the 30th annual CAPER, Family & Children’s Place is hosting live and silent auctions that feature everything from tickets to zoos, museums and events to vacations in faraway places such as Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Gulf Shores, Ala., and Las Vegas. Auction proceeds – all items are generously donated by individuals, companies, and destinations – support our work to protect and heal children and families hurt by abuse. The staff at the agency got involved, too, creating baskets for auction. The baskets run the gamut from gardening to ’80s nostalgia to family fun and a St. Patrick’s Day […]

Silent, live auctions highlight 2017 CAPER

Get ready for some “cattle rattle,” auctioneering to most of us, as we tee up auction items – silent and live – for the 30th annual CAPER, benefiting Family & Children’s Place, coming to the Galt House on Feb. 18, 2017. The social soiree – from 3 to 6 p.m. – immediately follows the University of Louisville vs. Virginia Tech men’s basketball game and promises a good time for everyone. Murray McCandless will be the cattle rattler for the live auction, which includes a Rick Pitino-signed basketball, eight one-way passes to anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico from […]

Agency president joins panel for ‘Resilience’ screening

Family & Children’s Place President/CEPO Pam Darnall will participate in a panel discussion surrounding the free screening of “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of hope, a film about the adverse impact of childhood trauma on children, their health and potential prosperity in life. The screening is 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, at the Clifton Center’s Eifler Theater, 2117 Payne St., in Louisville. Future screenings are at 5: 30 p.m., Feb. 23, at Durrett Auditorium, 4409 Preston Highway, and 7 p.m., March 2, at Spirit Filled New Life Ministries, 4936 Hazelwood Ave. To register for either screening, follow […]

Meet Ambassador Jamie Ogles

This is one in a series of question and answer sessions with Family & Children’s Place Ambassadors, young business and community leaders helping build support for and awareness of the agency and its work. Question: Why did you get involved as an Ambassador with FCP? Answer: Because my mission is to empower; especially survivors of abuse! FCPs services are fantastic, and I want to help spread awareness! Q: What’s your day job? A: Director of Program Development & Marketing at Leadership Southern Indiana Q: What person do you consider to be your greatest influencer in terms of your own personal […]

Kentucky Attorney General Beshear creates Survivors Council

From the Courier-Journal Survivors of sexual assault are often asked to tell their stories. Asking for their advice is more unusual. That’s why Clorissa Novak, a 28-year-old from Louisville, decided to take part in a new initiative Attorney General Andy Beshear has launched that invites the victims of serious crimes to weigh in on important issues. Beshear just formed a “Survivors Council” – comprised of people like Novak who have survived sexual assault as well as people who have lost loved ones to violence – to advise his office on how to better support crime victims in Kentucky. “I thought it was […]

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

Funds support compassionate services at agency’s Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 31, 2017) – The Cralle Foundation Inc., has awarded $15,000 to Family & Children’s Place to support programs and services at its Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center (KCCAC). The center is the only facility of its kind in Greater Louisville serving children who allege sexual abuse. Last year, the KCCAC saw more than 1,400 children, an increase of more than 100 over the previous year. Children referred to the center by police and Child Protective Services receive compassionate care, including a forensic interview and a comprehensive […]

Katya Estes: Important voice on Survivors Council

Congratulations to Katya Estes on her selection as a member the Survivors Council for the office of Kentucky Atty. Gen. Andy Beshear. Estes endured abuse by her grandfather, and last year won a keystone civil case against him, will be an important and powerful voice for the council and for children and families hurt by trauma of abuse. Estes, who does not like the word, victim, sees herself – as do we – as a warrior. We are proud and humbled that she has been a warrior for Family & Children’s Place and that now she takes up the battle […]