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21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Award

Family & Children’s Place, in partnership with Meyzeek Middle School and Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is proud to be a recipient of a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) grant in the amount of $675,000 over 5 years! 21CCLC is a federally-funded education program administered by the sates for afterschool programs. Programming will run for a minimum of 30 weeks during the school year and for 2 weeks over the summer. While Family & Children’s Place’s school based programs at Hazelwood Middle School in New Albany and Engelhard Elementary School in Louisville currently receive this type of funding, this […]

Dana’s Story

When Dana* was 19, she found out she was pregnant and gave birth to her baby. Unfortunately, her son was removed from her care at birth due to her substance use, but Dana worked with a social worker immediately and after five months was referred to Family & Children’s Place’s supervised visitation program. It was clear that Dana needed help and she was determined to do what she could to regain custody of her son. With help from her Family & Children’s Place Child Welfare Specialist, Dana learned how to form healthy, nurturing attachments with her son along with parenting, […]

Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca’s nightmare started when she was just 14 years old. While playing outside and looking for her friend, she found herself on the front steps of a neighbor’s home. He was in his 50s and known throughout the neighborhood as the one to go to if kids wanted to sneak beer behind their parents’ backs. He welcomed Rebecca in, saying her friend was inside. Once inside, he padlocked the door, and Rebecca knew something wasn’t right. Though Rebecca told herself everything was fine, that nothing happened and that it wasn’t that bad, she immediately began down a dark path only […]

First Savings Bank – Special Thank You

As we wrap up Child Abuse Prevention Month, we want to say a special thank you to First Savings Bank, a company that has supported the mission of Family & Children’s Place over the year and is dedicated to the safety and well-being of children in Southern Indiana. This year, First Savings Bank not only sponsored our recent Champions for Children Virtual Breakfast, they also launched their own community-based Pinwheel campaign fundraiser in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month that has raised over $2,000. Customers were able to sponsor a pinwheel in branch locations, which further spread the word about […]

Thank You to Tracy Blair Haus State Farm!

Child Abuse Prevention Month brings to the forefront the prevalence of abuse and neglect throughout the country and in our own community. Family & Children’s Place works daily to combat this epidemic but it’s not possible without generous financial support from local businesses. State Farm Insurance Agent, Tracy Blair Haus, is one such business and we are so grateful of their willingness to partner with us and ensure our community continues to protect its most vulnerable, our children. The Tracy Blair Haus State Farm Insurance office provides auto, home, renter’s, life and business insurance as well as other financial services […]

Champions for Children Virtual Event

What a morning! On Tuesday, April 13th, we were thrilled to welcome members of the community, virtually to the annual Champions for Children Breakfast. After last year’s unfortunate cancellation due to the pandemic, it was such a joy to bring our message to friends old and new and share our mission, stories and hope that together, we can protect our most vulnerable citizens, our children. The event was made possible by generous sponsors who support our work and continue to support the community. Thank you to the following companies who helped us produce this event: Thanks to this incredible community […]

Thank You to Oxmoor Ford!

As we countdown to our upcoming Champions for Children Virtual Breakfast, we are so grateful for the companies who have sponsored this event including first time sponsor, Oxmoor Ford. Recently, we were able to welcome representatives from Oxmoor Ford to our campus! If you’d like more information about the Champions for Children Virtual Breakfast, please click here.

2020 Wrap Up – Thank You to Our Funders!

It’s hard to believe we have already wrapped up the first quarter of 2021, but it’s never too late to say thank you. In 2020, our largest fundraiser of the year was canceled due to COVID, but the following long-time partners stepped up and made some of their largest and most generous gifts ever to support our mission to protect and heal children and families. Family & Children’s Place received emergency funding to continue providing services during the COVID-19 quarantine from the following: The One Louisville Fund, organized by the Community Foundation of Louisville, gave a total of $70,000. Delta […]

The Conversation Can’t Stop

We are only a few days past the anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s tragic death and it is important to note that one of the best ways to prevent repeating these abhorrent and tragic events is through education and intentional actions. Family & Children’s Place remains committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and has been working tirelessly to increase access to resources for staff and ensure the conversations and work don’t stop. Black lives matter. The lives of every child, youth and adult who has experienced racism, inequity, trauma, injustice and discrimination matter. And what matters most is for Family & […]

GLHS to Host Recruitment Event & Book Drive

The Greater Louisville Head Start Program is committed to making sure ALL children have access to quality childcare program that prepares them to be lifelong learners. That is why we are hosting a recruitment event on Friday, February 12th from 11:00-3:00 p.m. to enroll children in the head start and early head start programs. Families living in the 40202, 40203, 40208, 40209, 40210, 40211, and 40212 zip codes are eligible to apply. Children participating in the program’s center-based care will have access to high-quality care learning activities that support school readiness and help families access and navigate mental, health, and […]