Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence grant will strengthen area families

Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence grant will strengthen area families

$60,000, two-year grant enables Family & Children’s Place to help more at-risk babies, parents LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2018) – The Louisville Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence (JHFE) has awarded a two-year, $60,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place. The grant will be used to add an outreach coordinator to the agency’s HANDS program to expand services to at-risk families and babies. Family & Children’s Place is the area’s leading child abuse prevention and treatment agency, and HANDS provides voluntary in-home visitation for new and expectant parents that fosters healthy pregnancy and births, stable child growth and development, safe homes, […]

Good to see Marsy’s Law progressing

Family & Children’s Place is pleased to see Marsy’s Law – a proposed constitutional amendment to ensure protections for victims of crime – continuing to make headway through the Kentucky General Assembly, and hope for swift approval by the full house so that it can appear on the ballot in November, and to have our President and CEO Pam Darnall among the voices speaking out for victims. Marsy’s Law guarantees that victims have the right to notice of court proceedings, the right to be present at judicial hearings, the right to be heard at pleas and other proceedings and the […]

Let’s celebrate differences, repair divisions on National Day of Racial Healing

Today, Jan. 16, marks an important day in today’s political climate – the National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH). Today’s significance should ring true for our community because the healing from racial turmoil benefits not just minorities but everyone. Started by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in 2017, the National Day of Racial Healing is part of the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) program. It’s a day for our community to celebrate our differences, acknowledge racial disparities, and encourage inclusiveness in these conversations. Taking our first steps toward healing, we can address the divisive and ever-present inequities our country […]

Emmie meets the attorney general

Emmie the facility dog meets and shakes hands with Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear Thursday, Jan. 11, at the grand opening of the Free2Hope Drop-In Center in recognition of national Human Trafficking Awareness Day! Emmie is a staffer at Family & Children’s Place child advocacy centers where she helps put children and families at ease and helps them open up about difficult topics like physical or sexual abuse.

Help bring the heinous crime of human trafficking out of the shadows

Thursday, Jan. 11, is national Human Trafficking Awareness Day, a day that warrants no celebration, but rather a day to commit to doing whatever each of us can to end this heinous criminal activity. Worldwide, nearly 21 million people are enslaved by human trafficking, and 26 percent of those – nearly three million – are children. In fact, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an estimated one out of six endangered runaways reported to the center likely was child sex trafficking victims. The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime reports that men, women, and children […]

Family & Children’s Place welcomes six new Ambassadors

Next generation leaders will help raise funds for, awareness of child abuse-prevention work LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 4, 2018) – Family & Children’s Place, the area’s leading child abuse prevention and healing agency, is welcoming six new Ambassadors to its 2018 volunteer corps. This is the fourth class of Ambassadors, who help create awareness of and support for the agency through volunteering, speaking, and networking opportunities. Class members also receive mentoring by Board of Director members, and have the chance to make a big difference to the lives of children in the community. Class members for 2018-19 are: Lauren Bisig, director […]

One child murdered is too many; 14 is abominable

Last year in Louisville, 14 children younger than 18 were murdered, their lives spent accidentally or intentionally. That’s a higher number than in any of the past 12 years in a city where since 2006, 87 children have been murdered – 12 of them younger than nine. These are not statistics to be touted or proud of. Instead, they are grim facts that warrant conversation and debate in all communities – faith, professional, human services, law enforcement, the courts and government. There’s no cure-all solution, but there must be greater emphasis and effort on our one true task as adults […]