Press Releases

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 […]

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 […]

Family & Children’s Place auctioning ultra-rare bourbon

Aficionados, collectors can bid online for bottle of 1980 vintage Old Fashioned Copper LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2017) – Family & Children’s Place is pleased to be one of 200 charities across the country to receive a bottle of ultra-rare bourbon to auction to support our work preventing and treating child violence, abuse and neglect. Aficionados can bid for the highly desired spirit on the CharityAuctions website: The bottle of O.F.C. (Old Fashioned Copper) comes from a rare and special release of vintage spirit by Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky. The special release comprises only 200 bottles: 100 […]

Arbonne Charitable Foundation awards $5,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Family, School Services grant supports after-school programs for Meyzeek students LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2017) – The Arbonne Charitable Foundation has awarded a $5,000 Arbonne Angels in Action grant to Family & Children’s Place to support the agency’s Family & School Services (FSS) program, which serves at-risk students who attend Meyzeek Middle School. The foundation is the charitable side of Arbonne International LLC, which creates skincare and wellness products and the grant is second awarded to support students’ success. Specifically, the grant will be used to purchase and provide learning materials and supplies and help fund family nights that bring […]

Yum! Brand Foundation awards $15,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Two $7,500 awards will help provide healthy snacks, meals to students after school LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2017) – The Yum! Brands Foundation awarded $15,000 in grants to Family & Children’s Place, Louisville’s leading agency preventing and healing child violence, abuse, and neglect. The grants – $7,500 apiece for the PAL Coalition and Family & School Services – will provide healthy meals and snacks to students and family members who otherwise might not have access to nutritious food. PAL is a community-based collaborative working to reduce substance abuse and provide healthy living alternatives to young people in the 7th Street […]

Report shows seven years of decline in student substance use, abuse

Majority of students report no use, but non-prescribed drug use remains unchanged LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2016) – For the seventh straight year, the percentage of surveyed students living in the 40208, 40210 and 40215 ZIP codes (an area served by the PAL Coalition) who reported they used alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana decreased, according to the 2016 Youth Core Measures Report. The reductions are significant, say G. Sam Sloss, Ph.D, and Sheila Anderson, BSN, MA, JD, who prepared and shared the report at a PAL Coalition meeting Wednesday, Oct. 19. PAL is a Drug Free Communities Grant provided through the […]

Louisville Metro External Agency Fund awards $35,000 to child service agency

External Agency Fund grant will support out of school program for Meyzeek Middle School students LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2016) – Family & Children’s Place, the leading agency in Louisville and Southern Indiana focused solely on prevention, intervention and treatment of child violence, abuse and neglect, received a $35,000 grant from the Louisville Metro External Agency Fund. The grant will support at-risk students in the Collaborative Learning After-School Program (CLASP) at Meyzeek Middle School in downtown Louisville. “We are thrilled to have the support of Louisville Metro Government, proud that it agrees that we are making a positive impact on […]

V.V. Cooke Foundation grants $2,500 to Family & Children’s Place

Funds support the critical child-helping work of the Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 7, 2016) – Family & Children’s Place, Louisville’s leading agency providing proven solutions to the complex issues of child violence, abuse and neglect, received a $2,500 grant from the V.V. Cooke Foundation, to support the work of the Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center (KCCAC) in Old Louisville. The KCCAC –one of the seven best in the country according to a national accrediting agency – provides compassionate, trauma-informed intervention, treatment and investigation of child sexual and physical abuse. In every case, the goal is to […]

Healthy Babies is a goal we should all get behind

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Pam Darnall, president/CEO of Family & Children’s Place, open the news conference. Family & Children’s Place was delighted this morning to host the Healthy Babies Louisville Celebrate Day 366 press conference, featuring Mayor Greg Fischer. The event is part of Infant Mortality Awareness Month, recognized each September, a time to shine a public and persuasive spotlight on the issue – according to the Centers for Disease Control, close to 25,000 infants die each year before their first birthday – and to urge people to take some kind of action to reduce infant mortality. This year’s […]

September is International Child Protection Month

September is a significant month when it comes to caring for and protecting children. In addition to celebrating Infant Mortality Awareness Month in September, it’s also recognized as International Child Protection Month – something everyone should be able to get behind. With the theme, People Partnering to Keep Our Kids Safe, the goal is to “transform the fear of bullying, violence and abuse into a future of lifelong safety and success for youth.” These are goals we strive for daily through programs such as HANDS, which helps new parents give their babies the best start possible, Family & School Services […]