Monthly Archives: December 2015

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We have resolved to…

In our efforts to ensure that all families and children are safe, secure, and able to reach their full potential, Family Services has resolved to cultivate community-wide commitment to: Expand pre-kindergarten education for all children in Forsyth County, Eliminate the threat of family violence and sexual assault in our community, and Establish a foundation of annual [...]

Let’s make this a season of hope

Hope is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality                                                  —Leon Jozef Suenens “Jamal” lived with his grandmother, but he desperately missed his mother who was not present [...]

Redeemer Presbyterian Church brings hope to victims of domestic violence

Today, Family Services received a donation in the amount of $1,300 from Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem to support the women's shelter.  Wendy Browne, director of congregational care, and church member Janice Kraft personally delivered the congregation's gift to Joetta Shepherd, director of the Safe Relationships division at Family Services' Gateway offices. The church's gift will help provide [...]

Celebrity Chef and Head Start children create four-star experience

Event Photo Gallery Some of the four- and five-year-olds at Family Services’ Sarah Y. Austin Head Start were treated to a special visit by celebrity chef, Curtis Aikens, who was in Winston-Salem to promote his new book, ABC Soup: A Family and Friends Cookbook (Prospective Press, Winston-Salem, NC). Aikens is one of the original Food-Network [...]

Editorial: Preschool programs: Children wait for rare open slots – Winston-Salem Journal: Editorials

"Today, fewer than half of North Carolina's children, age 4 and younger, are enrolled in a regulated child-care facility," reported Arika Herron in a recent Winston-Salem Journal article. "Only about 1,300 of Forsyth County's almost 4,000 4-year-olds are in pre-K programs through Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools or in Head Startr or N.C. Pre-K, publicly funded programs [...]