Thanks to everyone who attended Thursday morning’s first Southern Indiana Building Brighter Futures Breakfast at The Grand in New Albany. And thanks for your commitment to help children and families heal from the trauma of violence, abuse and neglect.
Attendees enjoyed a hot breakfast and learned about Family & Children’s Place and progress being made in the battle to end child abuse from Pam Darnall, agency president and CEO.
Darnall also shared information about upcoming events, such as the 11 a.m., April 1 Rally to End Child Abuse, on the Kentucky Ramp to the Big Four Bridge; the Louisville Building Brighter Futures Breakfast, April 16, at The Seelbach; a 5k walk/run, “Stomp the Silence: Taking steps toward healing,” April 18 at Seneca Park; and the Family & Children’s Place “Run for Families” team for the upcoming Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon.
Gary Thompson, a board member for F&CP and CEO of Imperium Health Management, shared a very powerful and personal story, and the agency recognized the efforts of John Kaiser, Region 18 manager for the Indiana Department of Child Services, and his team with a Gold Medal Partnership Award.
The group also heard from F&CP Board Chair Rosalie Guthrie how they – everyone – can support and help the work to protect and heal Kentuckiana children and families, through generous giving, volunteering to help with an event, donating goods and services or sharing our success stories with others.
Darnall also shared that Family & Children’s Place will be opening a second office in Southern Indiana, in Jeffersonville in Clark County in April, to amplify the great work that is being done by staff in our New Albany office.
Thanks to everyone for helping Build Brighter Futures for children and families in Southern Indiana.