Child services agency, One Southern Indiana cut ribbon at 11 a.m. today
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (April 24, 2015) – Family & Children’s Place, which works in Southern Indiana and Greater Louisville to protect and heal children and families from violence, abuse and neglect, will cut a ribbon today, Friday, April 24, to open its new office in Jeffersonville, in Clark County, Ind. The event is at 11 a.m. at 100 W. Court Ave., Suite 102, in Jeffersonville. Family & Children’s Place has worked in Southern Indiana for more than 30 years, helping protect and heal children and families from trauma, currently from its Grant Line Road location in New Albany, Ind. The new office, made possible through support from the Ogle Foundation Inc., will enable the agency to expand services to help even more children and families hurt by violence in Southern Indiana. “Every child deserves the chance to grow up free from fear, with a loving and supporting network and family, rich with meaningful relationships,” said Pam Darnall, president and CEO of Family & Children’s Place. “We look forward to working with the Indiana Department of Child Services, law enforcement, prosecutors, businesses and others committed to giving children a real chance at a happy and healthy life.”
John Taylor, a licensed mental health counselor who directs the agency’s programs and services in Indiana, will oversee both offices, which offer trauma-informed and community-based counseling for children and families dealing with and recovering from the trauma of abuse and/or violence. “We are very excited about the new office and the opportunity to help more children and families,” said Taylor. “We’ve seen some very sad headlines out of Southern Indiana the past year, so with an expanded presence and larger staff, our hope is that we can raise awareness of child abuse, violence and neglect and at the same time reduce its incidence.” The ribbon-cutting is in partnership with One Southern Indiana, the Economic Development Council and Chamber of Commerce for Clark and Floyd counties. Family & Children’s Place is a member of One Southern Indiana and recently held its first friend- and fundraiser at its Building Brighter Futures Breakfast in New Albany. “Like our offices in Louisville, child-and family-focused services available in New Albany and soon in Clark County are aimed at reducing the stress on children who have been victimized by violence, abuse or neglect and give them and their families support as they navigate the road from hurting to healing,” said Darnall. # # # About Family & Children’s Place Family & Children’s Place protects Kentuckiana children, families and communities from abuse, neglect and exploitation, and helps move them from hurting to healing. We serve nearly 5,000 children and families annually through trauma-informed and impact-evident services. For more information about Family and Children’s Place, visit www.famchildplace.org or call 502-893-3900.