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Aaron’s Story

In November of 2019, Aaron found himself in the worst position possible. He had lost custody of his child and was in jail on drug charges. While waiting for his hearing, he vowed to change his life and build a relationship with his child. As part of his release, he was assigned a case manager to help him get back on his feet. Through his own request, he was connected with a social worker who laid out a plan to help him see and ultimately regain custody of his child. That summer, he started supervised visitation. But it wasn’t easy. […]

Olivia’s Story

In 2019, Olivia was both excited and terrified about the prospect of raising her newborn baby. In her doctor’s office, she found a flyer about the HANDS program and enrolled. Through in-home visits with a Parent Visitor, Olivia learned how to be the best mother she could be and gained confidence in her new role. By 2021, Olivia’s situation had changed and she found herself pregnant with another child after suffering a miscarriage previously. Maranda, her Parent Visitor through HANDS, was available for her through her loss and again during this pregnancy. While Olivia was once again excited, and nervous […]

Metro Louisville awards $33,100 grant to Family & Children’s Place

Through funding reserved for “Council-designated priorities” in the Mayor’s proposed budget, Family & Children’s Place received a $33,100 grant approved by the Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee. For 138 years, Family & Children’s Place has been working to build communities where children are safe, families are strong, and 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. The public safety work performed by Family & Children’s Place not only aids those who have experienced family and neighborhood violence, but also prevents such acts […]

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.