Funds will help at-risk students overcome barriers to achieving social, academic success LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2015) – The Brown-Forman Corp., has awarded a $50,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place, raising to nearly $700,000 the total the spirits and wine business has contributed to the agency since 1997 for its work with families and children affected by violence and abuse. Family & Children’s Place will use the grant for its Family & School Services (FASS) program, which provides after-school activities that help at-risk students improve academic and social success and increase school and parent engagement. “This is such a […]
Thanks to Shannon Siders, Family & Children’s Place ambassador and marketing communications associate with the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory (LSMF), for knocking one out of the park for some of our Family &School Services students! Shannon and the museum & factory on Wednesday hosted students for a special event honoring baseball great Roberto Clemente. The students, from Meyzeek Middle School, got to visit the Louisville landmark to learn about and help share in the life and legacy of Clemente, a Pittsburgh Pirates star recognized for his philanthropy and humanitarianism. Clemente died in December 1972 on his way to Nicaragua to […]
Congratulations to Heather Bruner, director of individual giving for Family & Children’s Place, for her selection to the YPAL Emerging Leaders Program, presented by the UofL College of Business, Yum! Brands and YPAL Cares. Over the next three months, Heather and 21 other young up and comers will take part in an accelerated and intensive experience designed to address the leadership development needs of young professionals and to nurture their strengths as emerging leaders. Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of their strengths, values and personality in the context of being a more effective leader.
Thanks to everyone who joined us Monday night, Sept. 14, for Beer & Banter at Goodwood Brewing. Thanks, too, to agency leaders, board members, including Dr. Erica Lemberger, and our Ambassadors, for sharing information about our work with children and families, and recruiting new people and energy to the cause of ending child abuse. It was another great event to drive awareness, fundraising and friend raising for the agency.
By Deb Yetter Courier-Journal, Sept. 15, 2015 Acknowledging that Kentucky’s social workers are overworked and underpaid, the state’s commissioner of social services said Monday her agency will seek “millions of dollars” to hire more workers, boost salaries and improve working conditions. “We’ve got to put our money where our mouth is,” said Teresa James, whose Department for Community Based Services has undergone about $50 million in budget cuts since 2009. “Kentucky needs to decide if they really do care about kids and, if so, that budget has got to change,” James said, speaking at a meeting in Louisville of the state’s Child Fatality and […]
Some call it Duck Tape®, some call it duct tape. At Family & Children’s Place, Judi Steilberg and her HANDS home visitation teams don’t care what it’s called, so long as they have plenty on hand. The team, which works with new parents to ensure a baby’s happy and healthy development, uses the miracle tape – good for almost anything – to make toys to help with the baby’s exercise, play and development. A recent gift of 30 rolls of colorful tape from Shurtech Brands LLC, of Avon, Ohio, valued at $120, will help ensure more toys and safety for […]
Funds will upgrade security, safety and comfort of agency’s Supervised Visitation Center LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 9) – Kentucky Colonels from all over the world are partnering with Family & Children’s Place to improve the lives of those living in this community. The agency on Wednesday received a grant of $4,685 from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels during a ceremony at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville. The grant will help upgrade security and facilities at the agency’s Supervised Visitation Center to make it more comfortable and friendly, and to help ensure the safety and security of client children and […]
Thursday, Oct. 1, the Community Foundation of Louisville hosts its second Give Local Louisville. This 24-hour, online “Give Day” gives you the chance to support local nonprofits, including Family & Children’s Place, and the great work they are doing. In our case, the goal is to make the Greater Louisville Area a child abuse-free zone. Give Local Louisville strives to inspire thousands of people to give to the causes they care about, so that the agencies can use those contributions to create impact – safe and happy children, successful students, stable families with meaningful relationships, etc. Giving is easy – and […]
By Greg Zoeller, special to the Courier-Journal, Sept. 9, 2015 The arrest of one of Indiana’s celebrities forces us to acknowledge what many still don’t want to believe – the underground business of sex trafficking exists and is thriving. When the Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficking Humans (IPATH) Task Force, which I co-chair, first started talking about human trafficking in our state, we were met with skeptics. People could not believe this was happening here. Fortunately – and very unfortunately – it’s now impossible for even the skeptics to ignore the reality of the sex industry. Crimes against children […]
This is one in a series of question and answer sessions with Family & Children’s Place Ambassadors, young business and community leaders helping build support for and awareness of the agency and its work. QUESTION: Why did you get involved as an Ambassador with FCP? ANSWER: The impact of child abuse goes much further than people see. When I learned about the long term economic impact abuse and neglect have in our community, I wanted to partner with Family and Children’s Place in their efforts to break the cycle. Q: What’s your day job? A: I make my living by providing […]