Press Releases

Josh Swetnam new Family & Children’s Place vice president of Programs

Family & Children’s Place is pleased to name Josh Swetnam as its new vice President of Programs. 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. “We are very excited that Josh is joining us in this very important role,” said Pam Darnall, Family & Children’s Place president and CEO. “His experience and oversight will ensure we continue to deliver best in class service to our current clients, and his knowledge of need in the community will help guide us as we grow to […]

Family & Children’s Place hosts Champions for Children fundraising breakfast

Family & Children’s Place will host its annual Champions for Children breakfast tomorrow (Wednesday,) April 11, at the Mellwood Arts Center in Louisville. The event raises critical funds to support the 135-year-old agency’s work preventing, intervening, and healing trauma from child violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect. Registration and coffee begin at 7:30 a.m., and the one-hour programs kicks off at 8 a.m., at the arts center at 1860 Mellwood Ave. Presenting sponsor is Delta Dental of Kentucky, and other sponsors include Brown-Forman Corp., Kosair Charities, Stockyards Bank, Passport Health Plan, Tri-Arrows Aluminum, Fifth Third Bank, Republic Bank, DMLO CPA, PNC […]

Family & Children’s Place rally to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month

Kentucky First Lady Glenna Bevin to join Family & Children’s Place rally for children LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Family & Children’s Place invites business and community leaders, human service organizations, faith leaders, and others to join Kentucky First Lady Glenna Bevin, Kentucky state Sen. Julie Raque Adams, agency leaders and others at the 2018 Rally to End Child Abuse. The rally, at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, on the lawn of the Big Four Bridge in downtown Louisville, is an annual event for Family & Children’s Place, which leads efforts to prevent, end, and heal trauma from child abuse in Louisville […]

Ending child abuse begins with hearing, believing

The case against Larry Nassar is closed; the doctor faces life in prison for his countless sexual assaults of young female athletes. Nationally, through the #MeToo movement men, women and children are finding their voice – and ears willing to hear – to discuss publicly their experiences of sexual assault and abuse. The U.S. House and Senate passed legislation requiring amateur athletic organizations to report sexual abuse. We are inspired by, recognize, and celebrate the social change these events are creating, but it is too early for a victory lap. These advances are part of an evolution, a work in […]

Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence grant will strengthen area families

$60,000, two-year grant enables Family & Children’s Place to help more at-risk babies, parents LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2018) – The Louisville Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence (JHFE) has awarded a two-year, $60,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place. The grant will be used to add an outreach coordinator to the agency’s HANDS program to expand services to at-risk families and babies. Family & Children’s Place is the area’s leading child abuse prevention and treatment agency, and HANDS provides voluntary in-home visitation for new and expectant parents that fosters healthy pregnancy and births, stable child growth and development, safe homes, […]

Family & Children’s Place welcomes six new Ambassadors

Next generation leaders will help raise funds for, awareness of child abuse-prevention work LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 4, 2018) – Family & Children’s Place, the area’s leading child abuse prevention and healing agency, is welcoming six new Ambassadors to its 2018 volunteer corps. This is the fourth class of Ambassadors, who help create awareness of and support for the agency through volunteering, speaking, and networking opportunities. Class members also receive mentoring by Board of Director members, and have the chance to make a big difference to the lives of children in the community. Class members for 2018-19 are: Lauren Bisig, director […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Family & Children’s Place a ‘No Hit Zone’

Family & Children’s Place is proud to announce that its campus, including the Family Service Center, Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center, and its parking areas is now a No Hit Zone. The declaration stems from a growing nationwide movement with hospitals, physician offices, prosecutors, law enforcement and child serving agencies to help reduce the incidence of violence. We understand that hitting – using violence, especially children, contributes to negative outcomes such as increased risk of aggression, antisocial behavior, physical injury and even some mental health problems. By being a No Hit Zone, the agency is helping reduce the risk that […]