Family and School Services

Family and School Services are school based, family-centered services that encourage children’s school attendance, behavior and performance, outcomes predictive of family, school and employment success leading to children’s financial security.  All programs target students with specific needs, such as social competencies, academic performance, truancy and lack of parent involvement.

Families and Schools Together (FAST)

It is designed to increase child success in school through a collaborative, multi-family prevention program that involves the family attending the program at the school. The structure and activities of FAST embody a complex interplay of family systems/therapy principles, delinquency and substance abuse prevention strategies, mental health interventions and group dynamics. There are occasionally variations of FAST that include Middle and High School transition programs. FAST sessions are eight weeks per school, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Hazelwood Middle School COOL Club (After School Program)

This program is funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant and offers after school services for middle school students every day. These services include tutoring, mentoring, enrichment (drama, arts, music, etc.) and recreation activities to help students become more successful. Family Nights occur in 10 week sessions until 7:30 p.m. (each semester). COOL Club meets Monday-Thursday, 3:45-6:30 p.m., and Friday from 3:45-5:30 p.m. at Hazelwood.

Meyzeek Middle School CLASP program (After School Program)

The CLASP program includes activities such as a daily homework help, life skills development, enrichment activities, service learning projects, and groups that focus on anger management techniques, substance abuse avoidance, peer relationships and reduction of risk-taking behaviors. Family Nights and field trips occur each semester. CLASP meets Monday-Friday, from 2:20-5:30 p.m. at Meyzeek Middle School.

Family Stabilization Program

Family Stabilization Program offers crisis intervention and long-term help for families at risk of homelessness. Through goal-oriented case management, the program keeps families out of the homeless shelter system, helps families locate housing or remain in their homes, and ensures families do not face risk of homelessness again.

Math Tutor
HPS is in need of a math tutor for a 12-year-old in the Buckner area, approximately one hour per week.

GED Tutor

This ongoing activity requires about one hour each week, or every other week, at either a Family & Children’s Place site or library.

Job Search Assistance

This ongoing activity requires one hour per week at a local library.

Donation drive

HPS needs a group willing to solicit donations of items such as toiletries, cleaning supplies, school supplies, etc.  This would be a one-time activity or annual activity.

Moving assistance

HPS needs a group to help deliver donated items such as furniture, or to help move a client into a new home.  This would be an on-call activity as need arises and the volunteer would need access to a truck.

Event planner

HPS needs a volunteer to help plan a graduation for clients.  This activity would last a few months with one-hour monthly meetings in the beginning and then more frequently as the event nears.


Caper Committee

Caper is an annual post-game party that follows a University of Louisville men’s basketball game that includes live and silent auctions, entertainment and a delicious variety of food and desserts from local restaurants.  This event committee needs help securing auction items throughout the year for the event’s silent auction as well as volunteers the day of the event to perform various tasks.

Golf Committee

Each year, Family & Children’s Place hosts a golf scramble to benefit our many services and programs.  The committee seeks volunteers to help secure golf team participants as well as volunteers to help the day of the event with various activities.

Corporate Partnership Committee

This committee seeks volunteers to solicit potential corporate partners.

Endowment Committee

This committee seeks volunteers to help solicit and cultivate planned giving donors.

Program Committee

The purpose of the Program Committee is to help ensure that programs and services of Family & Children’s Place are meeting the needs of families in Metro Louisville and are consistent with the organization’s goals and objectives. In addition, the committee makes recommendations on other needed services and programs.

The Program Committee focuses on the diverse factors that affect the programs and services Family and Children’s Place provides, including changing demographics and needs of families in the community, recommending new or needed programs to the Board, and reviewing and recommending program policies to ensure  appropriate delivery of services.  In addition, the Program Committee ensures all programs and services comply with local, state and federal regulations and regularly reviews the continued relevance and effectiveness of current programs and services.

The Program Committee typically meets every 90 days.

Administrative, Finance and Personnel Committee

The purpose of the Administration, Finance & Personnel Committee is to recommend policies and perform those functions necessary to ensure that Family & Children’s Place financial, administrative and personnel affairs are managed prudently and responsibly.

This committee focuses on such items as developing context and policies for the annual operating budget, reviewing and planning for capital equipment or facility needs, and reviewing the organization’s investment and endowments funds.  This committee also reviews the organization’s personnel policies, including compensation packages and benefits, and develops other policies relevant to ensuring prudent fiscal affairs management.  Many of the policies and recommendations discussed by the committee will be presented to the Board for approval.

Committee meetings are periodic, with six to eight meetings annually.

For information on all opportunities, please contact JT Henderson at 502-893-3900, ext. 291, or jthenderson@famchildplace.org