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Long time volunteer and Ambassador shadows HANDS family

Recently, one of our Ambassadors, Shannon Siders, participated in a shadowing opportunity with our HANDS program. Shannon has been a regular volunteer since she joined the organization in 2014 as part of the inaugural Ambassador class. We’re so excited that she decided to rejoin the Ambassador program. When I moved back to Louisville in 2014, one of my priorities was to volunteer for an organization that was making a difference in the community. I was connected to Family & Children’s Place within that first year and was thrilled to become a member of their inaugural group of Ambassadors.   I’ve […]

HANDS families celebrate success at graduation

Earlier this month, Family & Children’s Place staff and client families celebrated with 20 children graduating from our fall 2019 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. HANDS provides support from pregnancy through the early years of a child’s life. HANDS help make a home safer for your baby, teaching parents about healthy milestones and how to reach them, […]

iHeartMedia Louisville Announces 12 New Community Partners for the Upcoming Year

Louisville, KY.- October 1, 2019 – iHeartMedia Louisville announced today community partnerships with 12 nonprofit organizations that fall under the umbrella theme of Kids: Heart of Kentuckiana. Beginning October 1, iHeartMedia Louisville will support the mission of these organization through the stations’ assets including on-air, on stations’ websites and on social media. iHeartMedia Louisville will create in-kind media campaigns for the following non-profit organizations: CASA of the River Region; Center for Women and Families; Children Have Options in Choosing Experiences; Cure CF, Inc.; Family and Children’s Place; Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana; Heuser Hearing Institute; Home of the Innocents; Kids Cancer […]

Family & Children’s Place and partners awarded more than $30M grant to continue Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in Jefferson County

5-year award ensures head start program remains available in an economically distressed area (LOUISVILLE, KY–) Family & Children’s Place (F&CP) and its partner, Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C),  announced that the agencies are moving forward with plans to serve more than 550 students over the next 5 years after it was announced that the groups will receive a  more than $30 million grant  from the federal government’s Office of Head Start to continue the Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Jefferson County. The organizations were selected to receive the grant after jointly applying for the contract this past spring […]

Family & Children’s Place receives $10,000 for HANDS program

PNC Foundation funds will help give babies best start possible LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2019) – The PNC Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place. The funds will help support the agency’s Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program, which works with new and first-time parents to give babies the best start possible. PNC Foundation, which provides support in the Louisville area, has partnered with Family & Children’s Place with their “Grow Up Great” program, its bilingual $500 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life. […]

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. […]