Help families unlock better futures

Help families unlock better futures

Are you a property owner with apartments to let or rent? Family & Children’s Place, working with a Leadership Louisville Ignite team, is recruiting community housing partners to work with its Family Stabilization Program to help families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness to find safe, permanent housing. Benefits to a property owner include: On-time monthly payments from a dedicated funding source. Committed case management with the goal of housing stability. Support from a housing specialist. A source of ongoing referrals for open units. But there are benefits to the family as well, including a safe, affordable place […]

Thanks to everyone who attended Southern Indiana breakfast

We want to thank everyone who joined us today (Wednesday, March 15), for our 2017 Southern Indiana Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast. It was wonderful seeing old friends and making new ones, and we deeply appreciate the support shared during the breakfast – financial and personal. In addition to learning more about the agency and some of our success stories of the past year, guests heard from Brian Kehrer, principal at Green Elementary School in New Albany, about the challenges students face in learning and in life, and how teachers and administrators provide personalized attention to help students succeed. He also […]

Report shows seven years of decline in student substance abuse

Majority of students report no use, but non-prescribed drug use remains unchanged LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2016) – For the seventh straight year, the percentage of surveyed students living in the 40208, 40210 and 40215 ZIP codes (an area served by the PAL Coalition) who reported they used alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana decreased, according to the 2016 Youth Core Measures Report. The reductions are significant, say G. Sam Sloss, Ph.D, and Sheila Anderson, BSN, MA, JD, who prepared and shared the report at a PAL Coalition meeting Wednesday, Oct. 19. PAL is a Drug Free Communities Grant provided through the […]

Mid-year report shows client progress, deepening impact

22,000+ hours of service to 4,000+ children, family members, majority satisfied with care LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Among the commitments Family & Children’s Place makes to partners, funders and supporters is to report out regularly on our impact – the numbers of children and families we are helping and the positive changes we are making in their lives. It’s a subject we take seriously, so we have a strategic plan with very specific outcome measures, and rigorous metrics that reveal both quantitative and qualitative progress. It’s a kind of demonstrated return on investment – because dollars provided and donated to Family […]

Happy National Social Workers Month

Wishing a Happy National Social Workers Month to social workers at Family & Children’s Place and elsewhere, and offering them resounding thanks for standing up for millions of people each day. The recognition, held annually since the 1960s, is a way to recognize the profession and highlight the important contributions social workers make to society. It’s about recognizing that not just anyone can do it, that it takes education, training, that it’s a true profession and that, more, it’s a calling. Simply being a Good Samaritan isn’t enough. Nationally, there are more than 660,000 social workers today, confronting some of […]

Study: 41 percent of homeless youth in Louisville area are sex-trafficking victims

By JOE SONKA | March 1, 2017 4:38 pm Insider Louisville A University of Louisville study shows that nearly 41 percent of homeless youth surveyed in the Louisville area reported they have been the victim of sex trafficking, typically coerced into performing a sexual act in return for money or lodging. The findings were announced at a press conference Wednesday by lead author Dr. Jennifer Middleton, assistant professor at UofL’s Kent School of Social Work and co-director of the UofL Human Trafficking Research Initiative. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear also spoke at the event, declaring that the study would help his office’s […]

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