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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 […]

Jeffersonville office severely damaged by building fire

Family & Children’s Place is sad to share that our Jeffersonville, IN office sustained severe damage in a building fire on Sunday, Dec. 20. Mercifully, no staff or clients were in the building at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire remains unknown. Coverage of the fire can be found on the WDRB, WAVE3, WLKY, WHAS11, and Jeffersonville News and Tribune websites. Founded in 1883, Family & Children’s Place builds strong families in Louisville and Southern Indiana by preventing, stopping, and healing child abuse and neglect. Our Jeffersonville office – located downtown at 100 West Court Avenue […]

Introducing the Ambassador Class of 2021

Please join us in welcoming the newest class of Family & Children’s Place Ambassadors! These talented young professionals represent a range of fields, including marketing, law, healthcare, human resources, and supply chain management. They’re passionate child advocates who will raise support for our mission over the coming year. Let’s take a moment to get to know them, and then share this opportunity with an ambitious young professional you’d like to see apply! Applications open June 1, 2021 for the next class of Family & Children’s Place Ambassadors. Liz Alpiger-Morris, Humana “I have two young daughters of my own, and ever […]

Jaylen’s story

Jaylen* was just seven years old when he witnessed an argument between his parents that escalated into physical violence. They came to Family & Children’s Place in search of healing. Jaylen began meeting with “Miss Lauren” Ganote, one of our highly-trained trauma therapists. While he was always very engaged in counseling sessions, Jaylen struggled to express any negative emotions – especially the sadness, anger, and fear he felt about his parents’ violent argument. But when his family began meeting with Miss Lauren by video during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jaylen opened up like never before. Jaylen’s mom was able to participate […]

Continuing the conversation about race

Family & Children’s Place proudly values and embraces diversity and inclusion: in the manner we operate our business while serving the community, in our board of directors and staff, in our clients, and in how we go about preventing, stopping, and healing child abuse and neglect. It’s precisely this value on diversity and inclusion that compels us to speak up and actively engage in conversations about racial equity and justice. As we provide services to children and families, we witness firsthand the lasting effects of individual trauma. But we’re also keenly aware of the realities and effects of collective trauma when it […]

Clare’s story

Clare* is 7 years old. Not long after the COVID-19 pandemic began, Clare’s world was turned upside down. Authorities had begun investigating a family member on suspicion of possessing child sex images and sexually abusing Clare. Clare and her sisters were brought to Family & Children’s Place to be seen by the caring, compassionate, and highly-trained staff at our child advocacy centers. Our team conducted forensic interviews for use by law enforcement, connected Clare’s mom with legal and therapeutic resources, and ensured Clare, her sisters, and her mom would be safe while the investigation continued. As they drove away from […]