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Family & Children’s Place Welcomes New Ambassador Class

LOUISVILLE, KY (July 16, 2019) –  Family & Children’s Place, Louisville’s leading child abuse prevention and treatment provider, is pleased to welcome seven young business and community leaders, the agency’s fifth class of Ambassadors. Members of the 2019-2020 Ambassador Class include: Lauren Bisig, Ambassador Chair, Northwestern Mutual Alex Brey, Oxford Rhine Real Estate Liz Morris, Humana Ashley Rice, OrangeTheory Fitness Janet Schmitt, FireKing Security Group Shannon Siders, Kwantek Reed Welker, Maxim Healthcare Services “The Family & Children’s Place Ambassador program began as a way to develop meaningful relationships with young professionals looking to improve their community,” shared Holly Neeld, director […]

Eric, A Story of Recovery

Eric was a father of three beautiful children, all under the age of 10 and had been married nearly 12 years. Eric had a history of mental health concerns and his relationship with his wife was rocky, with threats of divorce looming. One night, while home alone with the kids, he decided to take his own life. Thankfully, Eric was unsuccessful but the children saw everything. The scene was extremely graphic and left the kids in a state of fear. Why would daddy do this? Did WE do something wrong? The children came to Family & Children’s Place shortly afterward […]

F&CP Ambassador Applications Open

Are you a young professional looking to give back? Applications for our annual Ambassador program are open through Friday, June 14! We are looking for individuals invested in our mission, to protect and heal children and families from violence, abuse, and neglect. APPLY HERE. Since 1883, Family & Children’s Place has been building stronger families in Louisville and Southern Indiana through child abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment programs. Our mission is to protect and heal children and families, with a vision of happy, healthy children and families free from abuse. As a Family & Children’s Place Ambassador, you will act […]

Cooking Quiche with PAL Youth

On April 24, community volunteer Kathy Mathen visited Family & Children’s Place PAL Center prepared with cartons of eggs, fresh and frozen veggies, a variety of breakfast meats and cheese. Lots and lots of cheese! Kathy is a member of Lynnhurst United Church of Christ, the group that hosts our PAL center, and asked to share a cooking demonstration with PAL youth. They were going to make QUICHE! What a great idea, a quiche is a simple dish full of vitamins and protein and is very easy on the wallet.  It is a relatively easy dish to prepare and keeps […]

The Sun Shines Bright on the Rally to End Child Abuse

Family & Children’s Place President and CEO Pam Darnall and other friends and supporters gathered this past Wednesday to call citizens to commit to ending child abuse and neglect, in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The rally also served to celebrate that for more than 135 years, Family & Children’s Place has led efforts in Louisville and Southern Indiana to prevent and stop child abuse, violence, exploitation, and neglect, and to help children and families fully recover and heal. This year was the first for Family & Children’s Place hosting the rally on their Old Louisville Campus. […]

PAL Coalition collects items for the homeless

Family & Children’s Place PAL Coalition recently partnered with two local organizations to collect items for the homeless. Rev. Stephan Kirby with Ekklesia Christian Life Ministries and Melanie Hunter with Sidewalk Servants visited the PAL Coalition on March 5, 2019, and spoke to the youth about their organizations and the work they’re doing in the community. The PAL Coalition youth were tasked with collecting donated goods – socks, hand sanitizer, feminine hygiene and dental hygiene products, blankets, hats, snacks, etc. – and creating care packages for the homeless populations served by Ekklesia Christian Life Ministries and Sidewalk Servants. “I liked […]

Family & Children’s Place receives $10,000 grant from Delta Dental of Kentucky

Delta Dental of Kentucky has awarded a $10,000 grant to support Family and Children’s Place (FCP). Family and Children’s Place focuses on preventing and stopping trauma in children as well as providing counseling services and other assistance to victims throughout the recovery process. This includes physical and sexual abuse, neglect and maltreatment and human trafficking. The funds will support a variety of the agency’s programs that are provided to more than 23,000 Kentuckians annually. “Over the past three years, we have seen a dramatic increase across the region in the number of families needing our services,” said Pam Darnall, President/CEO […]

Parents Learn Cyber Safety

This past Tuesday, students and families attending Family & Children’s Place Healthy Family Nights had a special guest speaker – Sonja Grey with Exploited Children’s Help Organization (ECHO). Ms. Grey came to speak with the parents about “Cyber Safety 101” while students engaged in physical activity. The conversation was focused on keeping your family safe when using the internet, and included topics on: Netiquette Not trusting people you meet online Warning signs of internet luring Sexting Cyberbullying Doxxing Setting boundaries Parental Control apps Knowing and understanding your child’s apps Net Lingo 101 Parents were happy to receive formal training because they […]

FASS Student Expresses Gratitude

Last week, Family & Children’s Place staff taught students in our Family & School Services program about gratitude. Students learned what “gratitude” means, how to express gratitude, and how it affects our happiness and self-esteem. As part of the lesson, students were asked to write a letter to someone that had impacted them and why they were grateful for the person. One student, who will remain nameless, wrote about the impact Family & Children’s Place has had on them. You can read their message below. “Dear Mr. Bobby and CLASP Family, I just wanted to say thank you for being there […]

Rebekah, A Survivor’s Story

Thankfully, Rebekah hasn’t lived with her mom for several years, but she was at risk of going back. She had been removed once before due to her mom’s drug habit, but what Rebekah didn’t share was during that time she was trafficked as a way to support her mom’s lifestyle. She was living in a group home while working through her past. Rebekah had been so traumatized by abuse and neglect that she began to believe she deserved the treatment because she was “bad”. Rebekah was only 14 when she came to Family & Children’s Place to disclose what happened. […]