Sunday is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Sunday is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

In any given year, there are days that warrant recognition. Christmas, birthdays, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July – all are days we look forward to and typically are excited about celebrating. There are other days we recognize as well but wonder at the need. For example, how sad and horrific it is that there is a World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. That day is Sunday, July 30, and acknowledges that around the world, there are 21 million women, children and men being exploited, forced into labor and sex. That’s equal to the number of people […]

Check out JCPS video on suicide prevention

Each month, Jefferson County Public Schools’ offers “Ask a Nurse,” an online video series that tackles timely health-related topics and offers students tips on how to be and stay healthy. The video for August is on suicide prevention. The issue is of critical importance, since suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 12-18. More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined. The video is to help create awareness in the community about the JCPS suicide prevention program.  Please take a […]

CLASP youth, staff look forward to Life Adventure Center experience

Next week, 14 youth who participate in the Collaborative Learning After School Program of Family & Children’s Place will spend four days and three nights taking part in a Life Adventure Center camp experience near Versailles. Three staff – Jo Cruz, Bobby Cortes and Jasmine Johnson, of the Family & School Services program – will join the youth from Meyzeek Middle School. The Life Adventure Center is covering expenses for the students’ and staff experience. “This is an incredible opportunity for these students,” said Cruz, director of the Family & Children’s Place program. “Meyzeek is a magnet school that draws […]

Family & Children’s Place a ‘No Hit Zone’

Family & Children’s Place is proud to announce that its campus, including the Family Service Center, Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center, and its parking areas is now a No Hit Zone. The declaration stems from a growing nationwide movement with hospitals, physician offices, prosecutors, law enforcement and child serving agencies to help reduce the incidence of violence. We understand that hitting – using violence, especially children, contributes to negative outcomes such as increased risk of aggression, antisocial behavior, physical injury and even some mental health problems. By being a No Hit Zone, the agency is helping reduce the risk that […]

Carnival theme of 2017 HANDS summer picnic

The annual HANDS – Healthy Access Nurturing Development Services – picnic was another rousing success! The picnic, at George Rogers Clark Park off Poplar Level Road, was Friday, July 7, and 140 clients attended, representing 31 families. The chosen theme for the picnic was a carnival, so the event featured games for the kids such as the cake walk, duck pond, bean bag toss, can toss, Plinko, and face painting. The Bubble Bug, a car that blows bubbles, was there, too, to provide lots of bubbles and water play, welcome due to the high heat of the sunny day. Family […]

Join us for screening of ‘Beauty Mark,’ a survivor’s story

Family & Children’s Place was proud to partner in a local independent film project that promised to pull no punches. We are prouder still by the remarkable receptions the film – produced in Louisville’s Portland Community with local producers, writers, crew members, and musicians – is receiving after its debut at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film is “Beauty Mark,” and its subject is child abuse. We also are looking forward to its local debut later this month in the Louisville Film Society’s Flyover Film Festival. The showing, at 7 p.m. Friday, July 28, will be at the Bomhard Theater […]

Never leave a child alone in a car

Did you know there is no safe amount of time to leave a child – any child – in a car alone, but especially during summer when a warm day turns a car or van quickly into an oven hot enough to kill a child? At 10 a.m. today, Thursday, July 13, the temperature in Louisville was 85 degrees. With a dew point of 75, the heat index was an uncomfortable 93 degrees. In that situation, the temperature inside a car parked in direct sunlight can quickly climb to between 130 and 172 degrees, according to the Centers for Disease […]

CLASP students help clean up their neighborhood

Meyzeek Middle School students are forgoing the “lazy, hazy days of summer” this week, opting instead to help build a better community through service learning by volunteering in the Smoketown, downtown and Germantown communities. The students, who participate in the Collaborative After School Learning Program of Family & Children’s Place, are working with agency Ambassadors – young professionals who help the agency through speaking and networking opportunities. On Tuesday, students and ambassadors, led by Ambassador Jessica Matlock, of First Savings Bank, served cookies to and visited with homeless families at St. Vincent de Paul’s lunch program, and cleaned up afterward. […]

Congratulations and thank you to our Partners in Philanthropy

Congratulations to the honoree companies in this year’s Louisville Business First Partners in Philanthropy recognition, but we offer very special Congratulations – and thanks – to the companies large and small that support Family & Children’s Place and help give children the chance for happy, healthy and safe futures. Thank you DMLO CPAs, Horseshoe Southern Indiana, Brown-Forman Corporation, Strothman and Company, Delta Dental of Kentucky, Fifth Third Bank, Humana, and UPS.All appreciated and among our wonderful partners in philanthropy.

WHAS Crusade for Children grants $26,500 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant supports healing services at the agency’s child advocacy centers LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 7, 2017) – The WHAS Crusade for Children, which raised $5.5 million during its June 2017 telethon, has awarded $26,500 to Family & Children’s Place to support its work to stop, prevent and heal child violence, abuse, and neglect in Louisville and Southern Indiana. “The WHAS Crusade for Children is a change maker for children’s health and welfare in this community, and we’re very proud to again be chosen to receive these critically important funds,” said Pam Darnall, president/CEO of Family & Children’s Place. Specifically, the WHAS […]

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