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#MeToo shines a light on a pervasive issue

The "#MeToo" social media movement originating out of the Harvey Weinstein story has brought to the public square an important conversation: the right to healthy relationships.  While commenting directly on a sexual harassment case with over 12,000,000 social media comments may not be in Family Services' purview, 89% of the agency's employees are women, and October [...]

By | 2017-10-17T16:53:24+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Arts Council Partners with Family Services on Family Violence Prevention initiatives

Arts Council Hosting Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events, Partnering with Family Services in Family Violence Prevention  This week, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is partnering with Family Services and its Family Violence Prevention Initiative and presenting a series of events to shine a light on domestic and family [...]

Participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month  (DVAM). As Family Services strengthens its initiative to eliminate family violence in our community, we are grateful for every opportunity to promote and educate people in family violence prevention. During the month of October, we hope you will partner with Family Services and other community organizations in this endeavor [...]

Winston-Salem woman receives help to escape domestic violence – Video

Video: Domestic Violence is Never OK One Winston-Salem woman credits WSPD and Family Services in her efforts to escape domestic violence and urges others to speak up so they can get help. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Prevention is the best defense. Call 911 for an emergency 24-hour crisis lines at Family Services (336) [...]

Local chefs to serve children, families on Child Nutrition Day

Family Services will once again team up with the Chef and Child Foundation of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to raise awareness about the prevalence of childhood hunger in Forsyth County and to emphasize the importance of good nutrition. North Carolina is fortunate to have a [...]

Forsyth 4 Houston

Now a tropical depression, Hurricane Harvey continues to displace hundreds of thousands of families in Texas as it makes its way over to the State of Louisiana. As an agency that works with children and families in personal crisis, Family Services knows firsthand about loss, grief, and devastation and asks that you contribute toward relief [...]

By | 2017-08-31T13:40:25+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

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 [...]