Press Releases

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 […]

WHAS Crusade for Children grants $26,500 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant supports healing services at the agency’s child advocacy centers LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 7, 2017) – The WHAS Crusade for Children, which raised $5.5 million during its June 2017 telethon, has awarded $26,500 to Family & Children’s Place to support its work to stop, prevent and heal child violence, abuse, and neglect in Louisville and Southern Indiana. “The WHAS Crusade for Children is a change maker for children’s health and welfare in this community, and we’re very proud to again be chosen to receive these critically important funds,” said Pam Darnall, president/CEO of Family & Children’s Place. Specifically, the WHAS […]

Family & Children’s Place elects six leaders to board of directors

New members bring government relations, finance, technology, and consulting experience   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 6, 2017) – Family & Children’s Place, Louisville’s leading agency working to prevent and heal child violence, abuse and neglect, has elected six new members to its board of directors and bid thanks and goodbye to several others with significant service to the agency. New board members are: Bill Ehrig, former vice president of public relations/senior director of Government and International Affairs for Yum! Brands Inc. Dwight Maddox, Information Technology manager, Transit Authority of River City (TARC) Richard Garner, principal, Booz Allen Hamilton Dave Durand, CEO, […]

Kentucky Bar Foundation grants $10,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant will support work at the Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center, visitation center LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 22, 2017) – The Kentucky Bar Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place to support the ongoing work of the agency’s Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center (KCCAC) and Supervised Visitation Center. “This generous award will enable us to continue to give children and families the chance to be healthy, happy and safe, despite their painful pasts,” said Pam Darnall, president and CEO of Family & Children’s Place. “There also is a natural alignment between the work we do and the […]

Teen town hall to feature Kentucky state Rep. Attica Scott

The PAL Coalition and PACT in Action are hosting a teen town hall, featuring Kentucky Rep. Attica Scott, at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, at the California Community Center. PAL is a program of Family & Children’s Place, a child abuse prevention agency, and PACT is a teen dating violence initiative of the Center for Women and Families and KentuckyOne Health. Free dinner will be provided at the town hall, which invites young people, families, and community members to participate and discuss issues facing their community. Scott, who represents the state’s 41st District, will participate and help answer questions asked […]

Jim and Madi Tate Fund awards $3,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant supports 10-week program to help at-risk students make healthy, positive choices LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 9, 2017) – The Jim and Madi Tate Fund has awarded a $3,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place to support advocacy and entrepreneurial projects for up to 30 students participating in the agency’s PAL Coalition programming. PAL works with communities, private nonprofit agencies and federal, state, and local governments to reduce substance abuse by young people living in Park Hill, Algonquin, and Old Louisville. The 10-week, one-day a week, three-hour-a-day program – Powerful Arriving Leaders Engage Louisville – benefits middle and high school-aged students who […]

Students use PhotoVoice to illustrate issues

Images, conditions of neighborhoods  become tools in advocacy to action event LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 16, 2017) – Students participating in the PAL Coalition are sponsoring an evening of advocacy and empowerment with “My Normal: Do You See What I See,” 6-8 p.m., Friday, May 19, at Lynnhurst United Church of Christ, 4401 Taylor Blvd., in south central Louisville. For the PhotoVoice project, in partnership with Darryl Turpin, a co-principal of The Pinwheel Group, which works with young black males involved in the criminal justice system, students explored the five blocks surrounding their homes, photographing things they consider issues. For example, […]