Monthly Archives: November 2015

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Making the holiday season brighter at the Women’s Shelter

The holiday months can be particularly difficult on families. Many families and individuals seek the help of Family Services as a result of experiencing sexual assault and/or domestic violence, which generally increases by at least 10% during the holiday season. While no one can change the past, Family Services strives to help people rebuild their [...]

A special Thanksgiving message from Bob Feikema

When someone asks me why they should support the work of Family Services I tell them that: Every year over 500 disadvantaged children will enter kindergarten ready to succeed because they enrolled in our high quality early childhood development program. Every year 2,000 victims of family violence and their family members will find safety, healing [...]

By |November 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog, In the News, Updates|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Commemorating 50 Years of Head Start in Forsyth County

On October 14, 2015, Family Services commemorated 50 years of Head Start in Forsyth County with a tree-planting ceremony at Sarah Y.austin Head Start. Councilman Derwin L. Montgomery and Family Services President & CEO Bob Feikeman joined Childhood Education Director Glenda Welch and the children at Sarah Y. Austin to plant a Japanese Maple, a symbol [...]

By |November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Updates|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Today’s Classroom: Preschool needs going unmet, but what can be done?

(Excerpted from Winston-Salem Journal, November 1, 2015) More and more, preschool experiences such as those offered in this Old Town Elementary School pre-K classroom are being recognized as crucial to students’ subsequent academic success.They are also in short supply. There are many other unanswered questions about pre-K programs. How much would it cost to expand [...]