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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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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

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 | 2017-02-16T13:30:16+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog|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 [...]