Help protect children and families this holiday season

Help protect children and families this holiday season

The holidays are again upon us. This week we’ll celebrate Thanksgiving, and soon, Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. Times for family, friends, food, gifts and celebration for most of us. But for those affected by violence, abuse, neglect, addictions and mental health challenges, the usually cheerful season is a little different. Happiness can be overshadowed by fear, uncertainty, depression and the many consequences of addiction. For too many, an already bad situation spirals into despair. Even for people who have not been exposed to trauma, the holidays can be a stressful time. The reasons are many—time off school exposes children to […]

HANDS Staff and Clients Celebrate Graduation

Family & Children’s Place staff and client families celebrated with 22 of the 33 children graduating from our fall 2018 HANDS client class. HANDS is a core program for Family & Children’s Place that provides new parents free in-home visitation by a skilled mentor who teaches them parenting and behavioral skills, and techniques and activities that stimulate development to give their baby the best start possible in life. The graduation was held at Our Lady of Sorrows on Eastern Parkway with nearly 90 family members in attendance. Fifth Third Insurance/Epic Insurance Solutions sponsored the hour-long ceremony and celebration. Each graduate […]