Press Releases

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kentucky Bar Foundation awards $5,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant will support  Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center and language translation services The Kentucky Bar Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place to support services provided by the agency’s Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center (KCCAC) and to help provide ongoing language translation services to children and families utilizing the agency’s programs and services. “This generous award will enable us to continue to give children and families the very best chance to be healthy, happy and safe, despite their painful pasts,” said Pam Darnall, president and CEO of Family & Children’s Place. The KCCAC is the area’s […]

Family & Children’s Place names two to leadership roles

Jackie Richardson, Adam Faris new COO, VP Finance of child abuse prevention agency LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 25, 2018) – Family & Children’s Place has named Jackie Richardson as chief operating officer, and Adam Faris vice president of Finance. The agency, which is celebrating its 135th anniversary, leads efforts in Louisville to prevent, stop, and heal child violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect. The COO position is new, though Richardson brings significant experience from the public and private sectors to the role; Faris succeeds Jack McQuade, who is retiring after nearly 17 years. “We are very excited to have Jackie and Adam […]

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 […]