HANDS grads party with a purpose!

HANDS grads party with a purpose!

The Family & Children’s Place HANDS team and families celebrated another successful and wonderful graduation Monday, April 25, at Our Mother of Sorrows, 760 Eastern Parkway. HANDS is one of six core programs at Family & Children’s Place, and focuses principally on helping prepare parents to raise a happy, healthy child in a home free from neglect and abuse. Parent visitors mentor moms and dads in parenting and behavioral skills, and techniques and activities that stimulate the baby’s development to give the child the best start possible in life. Agency Ambassadors Abbie Druschel, Blake Gilley, Ashley Clay, and Rachel McMahon […]

7 of Hearts Ignite team a winner in every way!

Congratulations to the 7 of Hearts, the Ignite Louisville team working with the Family & Children’s Place Family Stabilization Program (FSP), for winning the 2017 YUM! Ignites Challenge.   The Ignite group helped the FSP team recruit landlords to help provide more homeless families and those at risk of homelessness a safe, affordable place to live! Ignite is a program of Leadership Louisville, and Family & Children’s Place was one of 10 nonprofits selected to pitch a project to the six participating Ignite teams. Each selected team was paired with a nonprofit, and the six – F&CP among them – collaborated […]

Supervised Visitation Center survey shows clients satisfied, feel safe

One of the lesser known but more impactful programs Family & Children’s Place provides is its Supervised Visitation Center. Sited at the agency’s Shively office, just off Dixie Highway, the center provides a safe place for visits and exchanges for children and families affected by family violence and for children removed from their home due to abuse and/or severe neglect. It’s was one of the first centers of its kind to be accredited by the  Council on Accreditation (COA), the premier accrediting body for social service agencies in the United States, and has been helping children and families since 1999. […]

Thanks for joining 2017 Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast

Thanks to everyone who attended Tuesday’s Family & Children’s Place Louisville Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast! And thanks for demonstrating your commitment to safeguarding children against violence, abuse, and neglect. More than 250 guests enjoyed a hot breakfast at the Mellwood Arts Center, and heard about agency programs and progress from Pam Darnall, Family & Children’s Place president and CEO. We were honored to host state Reps. Attica Scott and Jerry Miller, state Sen. Julie Raque Adams, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell, and Metro Council Members Barbara Sexton Smith, Pat Mulvihill and Bill Hollander. We […]

Boombozz gives back to Family & Children’s Place

On Thursday, April 27, save the date for a fund day! No, that isn’t an error! It’s a fun day and a fund day – a day where Boombozz Craft Pizza & Taphouse, St. Matthews, will give 20 percent of your check to Family & Children’s Place. You get pizza or other delicious edibles and you help the agency continue to give help and hope to children and families hurt by abuse. All you need to do is take a copy of the flyer provided here and give it to the wait staff, and it’s good for dine-in and carry-out […]

F&CP to help more children, families with YMCA partnership

Family & Children’s Place has a great opportunity to co-locate some of our therapists at a new West Louisville YMCA, which is scheduled to begin construction later this year.  The new 62,000 square foot building will be built at the corner of Broadway and 18th streets. For many years, Family & Children’s Place leased space near 31st and Broadway in West Louisville, but in 2013 the lease ended and West Office staff relocated to the Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center. Because we wanted to continue our presence in West Louisville, we began conversations with the YMCA about the new facility and possible co-location opportunities. […]

Thanks, Guess, for keeping pinwheels spinning!

The Guess pinwheel garden is on the grow! Guess is partnering in April – Child Abuse Prevention Month – with Family & Children’s Place to help protect community children. Guess is inviting each of its associates to sponsor one or more pinwheels for just $5 apiece, with plans to display each sponsored pinwheel in the garden at Guess’ front entrance. The hope is that the garden continues to grow throughout the month. Guess also is providing a series of raffles to associates as well, including tickets to a baseball game, dinner out and night on the town, with proceeds going […]

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Strengthening families and protecting children

By Jasmine Hayes Deputy Director, United States Interagency Council on Homeless April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, an opportunity to acknowledge and raise awareness of the important roles we all play—families, communities, service providers, researchers, policy makers and others—to prevent child abuse and neglect and to promote the overall social, physical, and emotional well-being of children and their families. This year’s theme, Building Community, Building Hope, highlights the critical role that strong and nurturing communities play in the lives of families—in all their diverse configurations—and reinforces a multidisciplinary approach to prevention that engages the fields of research, policy, and practice to […]

Be a voice for abused kids; wear blue!

Tomorrow is Wear Blue Day, a way during Child Abuse Prevention Month to show your commitment to keeping children safe from violence and abuse. We hope you’re wearing something blue, but if not, do something, anything – add a blue post-it note or something to your ensemble. Show unity for abused children! On Friday, April 7, Family & Children’s Place encourages everyone to wear blue to show their commitment to keeping children safe from violence and abuse. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to stand up for kids, so consider inviting your friends, family, co-workers and others to join […]

PAL Coalition hosting conversation of LGBTQ+ topics, issues

April 26 session timely due to need for deeper, wider understanding LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The PAL Coalition in April is sponsoring an “Introduction to the LGBTQ+ Community,” a conversation on topics and issues that affect individuals and communities that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (and/or questioning) – LGBTQ+. The conversation is noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Community Room of Metro United Way, 334 E. Broadway, in downtown Louisville. “These are critical issues right now,” said Tomy Molloy, director of the PAL Coalition, a collaborative effort involving neighborhoods, clergy, schools, healthcare, and others to […]

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