Cralle Foundation awards $8,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Cralle Foundation awards $8,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Funds will support agency’s response to increasing incidences of abuse, neglect The Cralle Foundation Inc., awarded $8,000 in late May to Family & Children’s Place to help the agency continue its work to prevent and stop child violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect, and to provide hope and healing to children and families hurt by trauma from abuse. Children and families served by Family & Children’s Place, which is celebrating 135 years of continuous service to Louisville and Southern Indiana – includes children who have been sexually or physically abused, children of families that have experienced domestic violence, and children at […]

Bales Foundation awards $15,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant will provide services to trauma-affected children, families in Southern Indiana The Hazel & Walter T. Bales Foundation Inc., awarded a $15,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place on June 12, to support its work to prevent and stop child violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect in Southern Indiana and to provide compassionate and healing care to children and families that have been hurt. “Because of the generous support we received previously from the Hazel and Walter T. Bales Foundation, Family & Children’s Place was able to help 533 children in Clark and Floyd counties in 2017,” said Pam Darnall president […]

Louisville Bar Foundation awards $8,500 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant will help provide language translation services at the Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center The Louisville Bar Foundation awarded a $8,500 grant on June 6, to Family & Children’s Place to support ongoing language translation services to children and families helped by the agency’s Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center (KCCAC). As the world becomes more diverse, we see more and more children and families who have immigrated to the United States and Louisville area,” said Pam Darnall, president and CEO of Family & Children’s Place. “In just five years, we’ve seen an almost 500 percent increase in the cost of […]

Student persuaded to try new tastes

Ashley Friedrich, from our Family & School Services team, shares that she has a summer CLASP student from the Meyzeek Middle School program who is a very picky eater. “He can’t get past the barriers to trying new foods,” she says. But during a parent/student orientation, she and Bobby Cortes encouraged him to try a bite of something new each day. So far, he’s tried so many new foods, including, grilled cheese, spaghetti, breakfast casserole, quesadillas, pizza and sandwiches, and in this photo, French toast and sausages. “He’s really enjoyed about 75 percent of the foods he tried,” said Ashley, […]

Families picnic with purpose

HANDS families – 31 of them, comprising 107 people – gathered on a recent Friday to picnic with a purpose: to celebrate the awesome achievements the families and babies that participate in the voluntary in-home visitation program are making. This year’s summer picnic, sponsored by Epic Insurance, which also sent several volunteers to help staff, including Elizabeth Pulliam, Nicholle Lally, Wanda Burba, and Rhonda Sherman, was held at George Rogers Clark Park, and though it rained through much of the event, the kids and families still appeared to have a wonderful time. Kids were treated to carnival games such as […]

Kentucky Bar Foundation awards $5,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant will support  Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center and language translation services The Kentucky Bar Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place to support services provided by the agency’s Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center (KCCAC) and to help provide ongoing language translation services to children and families utilizing the agency’s programs and services. “This generous award will enable us to continue to give children and families the very best chance to be healthy, happy and safe, despite their painful pasts,” said Pam Darnall, president and CEO of Family & Children’s Place. The KCCAC is the area’s […]

Family & Children’s Place names two to leadership roles

Jackie Richardson, Adam Faris new COO, VP Finance of child abuse prevention agency LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 25, 2018) – Family & Children’s Place has named Jackie Richardson as chief operating officer, and Adam Faris vice president of Finance. The agency, which is celebrating its 135th anniversary, leads efforts in Louisville to prevent, stop, and heal child violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect. The COO position is new, though Richardson brings significant experience from the public and private sectors to the role; Faris succeeds Jack McQuade, who is retiring after nearly 17 years. “We are very excited to have Jackie and Adam […]

Family & Children’s Place receives Aim High grant

New York Life Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to Family & Children’s Place Afterschool Program in Louisville to Support Middle School Students’ Transition to 9th Grade  Award is One of 26 New Aim High Grants Nationally, Totaling $1.35 Million The New York Life Foundation and the Afterschool Alliance today announced a $15,000 grant award to Family & Children’s Place in Louisville for its Collaborative Learning After School Program. In 2018, a total of $1.35 million in grants will be awarded to a total of 34 youth development organizations across the country to support middle school youth during the out-of-school time (OST) […]

End the policy separating children and families

Our statement on the current administration’s policy separating children and families: As an agency committed to protecting the physical and mental health of children, and preventing and treating trauma from abuse that some children suffer every day, Family & Children’s Place forcefully condemns the policy and practice of separating children from their parents at our nation’s borders. There is overwhelming evidence that separating children from their parents has significant and lasting consequences on the safety, health, development, and well-being of children. Separating children from their parents puts the children at greater risk of future significant physical, emotional, and mental illness. […]

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