Family & Children’s Place is committed to turning hurt into hope for children and families.

Since 1883, Family & Children’s Place has been building stronger families in Louisville and Southern Indiana through its child abuse prevention, intervention, and restoration programs.

Prevent – Prevention and education programs reach out to both parents at-risk for violent behavior, and parents who just need a helping hand. To students who need support and guidance on making healthy choices, to improve social and academic success.

Stop – Intervention services provide children who have been sexually abused and their families a path back to feeling safe, happy and healthy. Medical exams and forensic interviews, along with collaborations with state child services staff, police and prosecutors, help determine the facts and support investigation and prosecution. Family advocates help connect the family with therapists and other critical resources.

Recover – Specially designed treatment programs offer abused and neglected children loving, therapeutic care while their parents receive intensive training and counseling. Education and prevention programs engage families early on to help parents enhance their parenting skills, as well as their children’s physical, social and intellectual development.


New Board Committee

Recently, the new board committee was sworn in at their July annual board retreat. Featured (left-to-right) Terrance Spence, Board Chair; Harriett Lair, Vice-Chair; Kim Friend, Secretary/Treasurer; and Doug Haynes, outgoing Board Chair.

Cute little baby boy

Give to help a child

Your gift gives lifesaving help to children hurt by violence and abuse. A $50 gift provides healing therapy to an abused child. A $100 gift provides play therapy supplies, critical tools in treating and caring for abused children, and $500 provides two emotional health screenings for children in crisis. Please give to help children and families hurt by violence and abuse.  Click here to help.


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.