Metro Louisville awards $35,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place

Metro Louisville awards $35,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place

Resilience, Community Services grant benefits at-risk students at Meyzeek Middle School LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2017) – Family & Children’s Place announced today that it had received a $35,000 grant from the Louisville Metro Resilience and Community Services External Agency Fund. For 135 years, Family & Children’s Place has been working to build communities where children are safe, families are strong, and our child victims of abuse and neglect become children again. Programs focus on the most vulnerable children while aiming for the safety and well-being of all children, and last year the agency provided help, hope and healing to […]

Use care when discussing Las Vegas violence with children

Mental health professionals say children remain the most vulnerable when it comes to media coverage of the Las Vegas massacre. Many children and teens have access to graphic video posted on social media platforms. Mental health professionals warned parents must take control. “The main thing is that when you go to talk to your kids about it. Check your own emotions. Make sure you’re in a moderate place. That you’re calm when you talk with your kids about it. Make sure they know that the world for the most part is a safe place,” said Micki Grimland. Grimland is a […]

Reflections on my HANDS visit

Board member Richard Garner recently went on a home visit with one of our HANDS Family Support Workers. Following are his reflections. Shortly after sitting down in the living room of the young couple, it all came flooding back – the excitement, joy, and trepidation of preparing for your first child.  I could see all of these emotions and more in their faces, and it was a clear reminder to me of the uncertainties that first-time parents face. I was fortunate enough to visit this Louisville couple’s home in the company of their HANDS caseworker and see firsthand how this […]