Healthy minds, bodies for kids and families

Healthy minds, bodies for kids and families

Reprinted courtesy Metro United Way: https://metrounitedway.org/servlet/eAndar.article/1066 Research repeatedly shows that a healthy mind and body are a strong foundation for success in school and life. At Meyzeek Middle School, CLASP (Collaborative Learning After-School Program), is a year-round out-of-school (OST) program led by Family & Children’s Place – a Metro United Way partner agency – that focuses on a wide range of activities that positively impact the entire family. These include daily help with homework and academics, life-skills development, social competency, a food literacy and gardening program, group discussions on anger management techniques, substance abuse avoidance and more. We know that Kentucky ranks last […]

PAL shares wish list for after-school program

The PAL Coalition, a community based collaborative working to reduce substance abuse by and among  young people living in the 7th Street corridor of Central Louisville, needs help securing items for students and families who participate in and benefit from its programs. Specifically, PAL an initiative of Family & Children’s Place, a child-abuse prevention agency, needs hygienic items for its PAL Center, an after-school program at Lynnhurst United Church of Christ in Southwest Louisville. Needed items on PAL’s wish list are: Travel and standard sized shampoo and conditioner Soap Shower gel Lotion Deodorant The items are provided to students who […]

HANDS ‘elves’ help families celebrate holidays

HANDS program “elves” were busy Tuesday night as the Family & Children’s Place parental support program hosted children and families to a Christmas party. In all, 347 people from 90 families enjoyed the festive evening, sponsored by WellCare. The party included a meal, various holiday crafts, cookie decorating and pictures with Santa Claus. Families came early and had such a good time that they stayed late, too! Special thanks to Maranda Pressley’s father, Steven Darnell, for being such a great Santa for all the children, and for staying late to make sure all the children got their pictures taken with […]

HANDS families share praises for their program partners

Families participating in our HANDS program are quick to share their praise of the program and of their  Family Support Workers. Here are some comments from the most recent survey of families about their experiences: “I really enjoyed the HANDS program. Our caseworker was very kind and fun to work with. I learned a lot of things being in this program.” “Our family enjoyed the HANDS program very much. The HANDS program associate was very helpful. As first parents, we found the guidance very helpful. We are confident that the experience we shared will help us and our son. Thank […]

A Look at President-elect Trump’s First 100 Days

2016-12-02 | Jennifer Ralston, Alliance For Strong Families and Communities Shortly before the 2016 presidential election, President-elect Trump released a document promising what he will do in the first 100 days after taking office. His Contract with the American Voter  lays out the overarching policies and programs he would like to advance, with little detail, but it does allow us to glean what the next Administration will focus on and what these priorities mean for the nonprofit human service sector and for the communities that we serve. His plan is divided into two parts; the first, and most detailed is […]

Free2Hope, T.J. Maxx share compassion, gifts

The Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center recently received bags with essentials and comfort items from a partnership with Free2Hope and the T.J. Maxx Store #554 (on Town Center Drive) and its employees to help victims of human trafficking and child sex abuse. We deeply appreciate the compassion and generosity of these gifts.

Huge holiday thank you

A huge holiday thank you to Tanya Borrego, from Southern Indiana, for generously putting together holiday gift baskets for our HANDS families. And for her previous gifts of Easter Baskets and school supplies for our client children and families. We cannot thank you enough for such caring giving.

Thanks, Tedi, and classmates at Norton Commons Elementary

Giving is in the blood here at Family & Children’s Place. Tedi Henderson, son of JT Henderson, vice president of Philanthropy, and his schoolmates in the Talented and Gifted program at Norton Commons Elementary School selected the agency for their community outreach project. Here, Tedi holds the agency’s wish and need list, distributed to everyone at the school for an upcoming drive. Everyone at Family & Children’s Place appreciates Tedi and his classmates’ gifts, and everyone/s generosity and caring hearts.

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