Thompson: Special place in Heaven for agency teams

Thompson: Special place in Heaven for agency teams

During a recent tour of Family & Children’s Place offices in Kentucky and Indiana, board member Gary Thompson noted that people focus so intently on the mission and work of the agency’s child advocacy centers – which specialize in serving child victims of sexual abuse – that they often overlook other important work, such as programs that help students and young people, homeless families, supervise visitations and children witness to or affected by domestic violence. “We need to do a better job of connecting people to everything Family & Children’s Place does, to everyone we help,” he said, following a […]

The Power to Choose This column was written following the tragic events in Milwaukee, Wisc., Baton Rouge, La., and Dallas, as a means to answer the question, “After national tragedies, is there a space to build resilience?” By Cheryl Sharp Exclusive Consultant for Trauma Informed Care Initiatives, National Council for Behavioral Health As a young girl of 13 growing up in the early 1970s, I found myself in a place of deep despair that led to much of the suicidal thinking and behaviors that haunted me far into my 20s. People didn’t understand why a middle-class white girl should be so despairing of […]

Gheens Foundation awards $40,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant will help give at-risk students a hand up to academic, life success LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 7, 2016) – Family & Children’s Place, the leading agency in Louisville helping children and families injured and impacted by abuse, received a $40,000 grant from the Gheens Foundation. The funds will support at-risk students in the Collaborative Learning After-School Program (CLASP) at Meyzeek Middle School. This is the latest in a series of gifts from the foundation, which has provided nearly $1 million to the agency, including a $100,000 gift to the capital campaign that provided for construction of the Fifth and Kentucky […]

Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County grants $10,325 to Family & Children’s Place

Award will help upgrade recording technology used to help document, investigate, prosecute child abuse cases LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 5, 2016) – Family & Children’s Place received a $10,325 grant from the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County (HFFC). The award will be used to upgrade digital recording technology used in the New Albany office to aid in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases in Southern Indiana. The Southern Indiana Child Advocacy Center is the only comprehensive, child friendly treatment and evaluation center in a five county area. Following an allegation of sexual abuse, the child sits down with a […]

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