Kentucky Attorney General Beshear creates Survivors Council

Kentucky Attorney General Beshear creates Survivors Council

From the Courier-Journal Survivors of sexual assault are often asked to tell their stories. Asking for their advice is more unusual. That’s why Clorissa Novak, a 28-year-old from Louisville, decided to take part in a new initiative Attorney General Andy Beshear has launched that invites the victims of serious crimes to weigh in on important issues. Beshear just formed a “Survivors Council” – comprised of people like Novak who have survived sexual assault as well as people who have lost loved ones to violence – to advise his office on how to better support crime victims in Kentucky. “I thought it was […]

Cralle Foundation awards $15,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Funds support compassionate services at agency’s Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 31, 2017) – The Cralle Foundation Inc., has awarded $15,000 to Family & Children’s Place to support programs and services at its Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center (KCCAC). The center is the only facility of its kind in Greater Louisville serving children who allege sexual abuse. Last year, the KCCAC saw more than 1,400 children, an increase of more than 100 over the previous year. Children referred to the center by police and Child Protective Services receive compassionate care, including a forensic interview and a comprehensive […]

Katya Estes: Important voice on Survivors Council

Congratulations to Katya Estes on her selection as a member the Survivors Council for the office of Kentucky Atty. Gen. Andy Beshear. Estes endured abuse by her grandfather, and last year won a keystone civil case against him, will be an important and powerful voice for the council and for children and families hurt by trauma of abuse. Estes, who does not like the word, victim, sees herself – as do we – as a warrior. We are proud and humbled that she has been a warrior for Family & Children’s Place and that now she takes up the battle […]

Learn from the ‘Language of Tears’

S.K. Lockhart, a local artist and supporter of the Survivors of Torture Recovery Center (STRC), is hosting two art exhibition receptions at her solo art show at Gallery K, 976 Barret Ave., near the former Lynn’s Paradise Café location. The opening and closing receptions are from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, and Friday, Feb. 17. Lockhart’s line and pastel drawings highlight the quest for justice and the need to cultivate empathy towards others and ourselves and will be featured under the exhibition title, “The Language of Tears.” Local musicians Kate Sanders and Tom Cunningham will entertain, and light […]

Do your children have body safety rules?

Body safety for a child may well be a buzzword, but it’s critically important in the effort to prevent and protect children against child abuse. Essentially, body safety is teaching children about boundaries – appropriate touch, private parts – and it contributes to confidence as well as to preventing child abuse. It empowers a child, gives them some control, and why wouldn’t parents want to teach body safety? We teach water safety, to use seat belts in the car, to wear helmets when bicycling. Body safety is another measure children can use to protect them and contribute to their own […]

Brighter Holidays gifts bring smiles to Burmese family

Megan Miller, who works with our HANDS team, shared a story about and a thank you for one of her families that participated in our Brighter Holidays program. In Megan’s word: “Cian San’s mom wanted to say thank you so much for all of the awesome things you got for him!  This family is Burmese and they are very serious people.  I don’t often see them crack a smile, but today, they were overjoyed with excitement when opening your gifts!  “I don’t think she could contain her excitement to wait for Christmas to open them.  She shared on a previous […]

Family & Children’s Place auctioning ultra-rare bourbon

Aficionados, collectors can bid online for bottle of 1980 vintage Old Fashioned Copper LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2017) – Family & Children’s Place is pleased to be one of 200 charities across the country to receive a bottle of ultra-rare bourbon to auction to support our work preventing and treating child violence, abuse and neglect. Aficionados can bid for the highly desired spirit on the CharityAuctions website: The bottle of O.F.C. (Old Fashioned Copper) comes from a rare and special release of vintage spirit by Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky. The special release comprises only 200 bottles: 100 […]

PAL Coalition students appreciate support

In September, the PAL Coalition opened a community center at Lynnhurst United Church of Christ. Monday through Friday afternoons, young people come to the center for help with homework, to learn about advocacy, play basketball and games, and hang out in a safe space. Supporters of the coalition and Family & Children’s Place have responded generously to help and support the students, many of them from refugee families. Following are some comments from students to the people who are helping: “Thank you so much for what you do for PAL.” “Thank you for helping.” “Thank you so much for donating […]

A tearful thank you to Kosair Charities

A message from President and CEO Pam Darnall: In December, I was reminded of the powerful truth of Bruce Springsteen’s song, “From small things (big things one day come).” December is an especially busy time for nonprofits, including Family & Children’s Place. In addition to our end of year fundraising push, juggling appointments to make sure our clients get the best and most enduring attention and care possible, we were buried – quite literally – by the generosity of donors sponsoring children through our Brighter Holidays program. Our lobby, boardroom and meeting rooms looked like a Toys R Us franchise. […]

Join us Feb. 18 for the 30th annual CAPER!

Please join us Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, for the 30th annual CAPER, a post-game party benefiting Family & Children’s Place. The celebration follows the University of Louisville Cardinals-Virginia Tech men’s basketball game in the Archibald Cochran Ballroom of the Galt House Hotel. The fundraiser, which supports our work to prevent and treat child violence, abuse and neglect,  features live and silent auctions, fun and games, food and desserts from local restaurants. Additionally, this year the agency – with event co-hosts Denny and Susan Crum – will present its second annual Denny Crum Community Service Award. Crum received the inaugural award […]

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