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C.J. Beatty to bring the “Good Day Get Down” to the Wake-Up Walk & 5K

Family Services is pleased to announce that C.J. Beatty will perform his new single, “Have a Good Day,” at the Wake-Up Walk & 5K, which takes place Saturday morning, August 26, from 8 to 11 a.m., at Bailey Park. The event is open to the public, and day-of registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at [...]

WXII 12 evening anchor Kenny Beck to host Family Services Wake-Up Walk & 5K

Veteran news anchor Kenny Beck will host the Family Wake-Up Walk & 5K, which takes place Saturday morning, August 26, from 8 to 11 a.m., at Bailey Park. An award-winning reporter, Beck has been recognized for his heartfelt stories and sports coverage, and his compassionate attention to community news. His neighborly style of reporting has [...]

Collaboration places child, family well-being in the medical arena

Imprints Cares has launched a multi-agency initiative to strengthen child and family well-being by focusing on all aspects of pediatric health. The Pediatric Holistic Health Initiative, a collaborative between Imprints Cares, Wake Forest Baptist Health, and Family Services provides families access to tiered-levels of education and health services such as one-on-one consultations and child assessments, intensive and [...]

By | 2017-07-14T13:06:17+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

We saved some fireworks just for you!

We saved some fireworks just for you! You did it. Because of your generous donations, every dollar of the $75,000 Matching Gift Challenge has been matched. You more than met the challenge, you raised $84,776.78!  That's a total of $159,776.78 for programs and services that will help more local children and their families reach their [...]

Children: The Silent Victims of Family Violence

by Fulton McSwain Family violence is a significant public health concern that demands community-wide attention. The effects of domestic violence on women have been well documented; however, the impact on children who witness domestic violence has received less attention. This is surprising, considering that an estimated three to four million children are at risk of [...]

What happens by age 5 lasts a lifetime

by Rebecca Nagaishi In the past, children were considered ready for kindergarten if they could say the ABC’s, count, identify colors, and write their first name. New brain research is helping us understand that there is much more to readiness than the academics. Readiness also means developing a group of skills referred to as executive [...]

Happy 139th Birthday, Miss Annie!

Family Services is founded on the actions of one compassionate woman, Miss Annie Wiley Grogan (May 16, 1878–October 6, 1957). Founder’s 139th birthday brings to mind origins of Family Services “Miss Annie” worked as a telephone operator at the turn of the twentieth century in Winston, North Carolina. As she managed her switchboard, Miss Annie was [...]

FOX8 Community Baby Shower honors Mother’s Day

Once again, FOX8 (WGHP) and Anchor Katie Nordeen are motivating people in the Triad viewing area to help moms and newborns who face major challenges as a result of poverty. The second annual Community Baby Shower is raising needed support and awareness about the importance of early child development, especially at birth. The 2nd Annual FOX8 Community [...]

By | 2017-05-11T00:27:58+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Family Services rallies nine groups to launch the Family Violence Prevention Initiative

BY TEVIN STINSON |  Photo by Daryl Shaw  |  Event Photo Gallery THE WINSTON-SALEM CHRONICLE  Family Services isn’t pulling any punches in the fight against domestic violence here in Forsyth County. Holding fast to their mission to help families and children reach their full potential through community partnerships, last October, Family Services rallied nine local organizations [...]

Universal Pre-K is a top recommendation in Poverty Thought Force report

Mayor Allen Joines’ and the Poverty Thought Force announced its final report at a press conference: http://www.povertythoughtforce.com/final-report. Through exchanges with local and national anti-poverty advocates and experts, as well as the community, the report makes 56 specific recommendations across five thematic areas.  Universal Pre-K is identified as one of the top three recommendations within the education theme. Of particular [...]

By | 2017-06-09T10:23:44+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|0 Comments