Press Releases

Family & Children’s Place receives $625,000 grant for youth-led program to address substance abuse prevention & conflict resolution

Grant will target zip codes 40202 & 40203; areas experiencing record high violence and substance abuse (LOUISVILLE, Ky. –)  Middle and elementary students residing in two of Louisville’s most economically distressed zip codes will soon have access to a program designed to improve educational outcomes through the prevention of drug abuse thanks to a grant from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and The Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  The grant and program were developed by the Central Louisville Coalition (CLC)—a group comprised of representatives from Jefferson County Public Schools, non-profits, governmental agencies, faith-based institutions, and […]

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 receives grant from Rotary Club of Louisville focused on preventing and helping youth escape human trafficking

$10,000 grant will be supported by a mentorship program and training of Rotarians on how to identify victims (LOUISVILLE, Ky.–) The Rotary Club of Louisville has awarded Family & Children’s Place (FCP) a grant that will help the organization fight human trafficking and support some of the youngest victims of this national epidemic.  The $10,000 grant will be further supported by Rotarians who will be trained on how to identify possible trafficking victims and a mentorship program focused on helping teens avoid high risk situations that could lead to a dangerous lifestyle. “When it comes to human trafficking, we know […]

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 […]

Gheens Foundation grants $50,000 gift to Family & Children’s Place

Grant will enable agency to help and support underserved children and families in Louisville’s West End LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 13, 2018) – The Gheens Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place, which leads efforts in Louisville and Southern Indiana to prevent, stop, and treat child violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect. The grant will help support the agency as it expands services, including new parent support, counseling, and mental health assessments, to underserved communities in the city’s west end, including several offices in the new YMCA under construction at 19th Street and Broadway. “We are beyond thrilled […]

Family & Children’s Place named a highest rated charity

Family & Children’s Place adherence to accountability, transparency, and strong financial health have earned the child abuse prevention and healing agency a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. “This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way,” Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher wrote in a letter to the agency. “Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Family & Children’s Place exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work, and this exceptional designation from Charity Navigator […]

UPS Foundation awards $10,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant will provide mobile technology to help families raise safe, healthy babies The UPS Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant in March to Family & Children’s Place to help provide mobile technology – laptops and mobile connections – to staff whose work takes place primarily in clients’ homes. Family & Children’s Place is the leading agency working in Louisville and Southern Indiana to stop and prevent child violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect, and to heal trauma from abuse when it is reported or discovered. The UPS grant specifically will support HANDS, an evidenced-based preventive program designed to prevent abuse, ensure baby […]

Cralle Foundation awards $8,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Funds will support agency’s response to increasing incidences of abuse, neglect The Cralle Foundation Inc., awarded $8,000 in late May to Family & Children’s Place to help the agency continue its work to prevent and stop child violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect, and to provide hope and healing to children and families hurt by trauma from abuse. Children and families served by Family & Children’s Place, which is celebrating 135 years of continuous service to Louisville and Southern Indiana – includes children who have been sexually or physically abused, children of families that have experienced domestic violence, and children at […]