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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 |February 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Partner success: Imprints Cares

We are pleased to share the following story about one of our partners, Imprints Cares. Imprints Cares: Empowering Parents  |  by Todd Brantley  | EducationNC January 19, 2017 Imprints Cares mission is to “enrich children’s development while supporting their families on the journey of parenthood.” Since 1969, Imprints Cares has focused on helping the children of [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Our Year-in-Review Video

Thank you. IT'S WORKING! Your support is creating life-changing opportunities for local children and families so they can achieve their full potential and contribute their special talents back to our community. As Family Services celebrates the past year and the generosity of our community, our sponsors and supporters, we also look forward to 2017 and [...]

By |December 28th, 2016|Categories: Updates|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Time to do more as domestic, child violence declines

By Bob Feikema As published in The Winston-Salem Journal, Monday, December 19, 2016 Imagine opening your morning paper to these headlines: Intimate partner violence is down by 63%!   Child abuse and neglect rates have dropped by 40%!  Sexual abuse of children has declined by 62%!  You wouldn’t be dreaming. These are the facts.  You can look them [...]

The 2016 Shelter Holiday Wish List

Making the holiday season a little brighter at the Women’s Shelter The holiday months can be particularly difficult on families, especially families and individuals who seek the help of Family Services as a result of experiencing sexual assault and/or domestic violence. The U.S. Department of Justice and the National Center for Victims of Crime report [...]

By |November 21st, 2016|Categories: Updates|0 Comments

We must invest in young children to thrive

Opinion by Robert J. Feikema, President and CEO, Family Services As published in the Winston-Salem Journal, November 2, 2016 The Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is one of the finest examples of industrial site repurposing in the country. Twenty-five years in the making, it began as a response to an economy reeling from a devastating series [...]

Robert Putnam to headline Raising Every Child Benefit Luncheon

Putnam’s return visit to Winston-Salem underscores the belief that communities flourish when all children have access to opportunities that enable them to reach their full potential and contribute back to community life. Family Services will host acclaimed author and social scientist Robert D. Putnam who is helping to kick off the first annual Raising Every Child community [...]

Preventing Family Violence

It’s October, the month that is nationally designated for generating awareness and raising action around family violence, a critical issue that undermines the full vitality of our community. At Family Services, this month-long emphasis is carried out in daily, year-long action. Family Services strives to remove the barriers that prevent all children and families from [...]

Children learn best with full bellies

NATIONAL CHILDHOOD NUTRITION DAY BREAKFAST OCTOBER 17, 2016 Healthy nutrition is an important component to child development and to preparing for success in school and in life. This is critical for children of all ages, yet particularly important for young children whose brain development is rapidly forming. That’s why Family Services Child Development (FSCD) program [...]