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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 [...]

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 [...]

We Did It! We doubled the difference for children and families

Thanks to you, we met the $50,000 matching gift challenge and more than doubled the difference we can make in the lives of at-risk children and families! Because of you and the support of local businesses, organizations, our employees, and the extraordinary generosity of a local couple who challenged us to do more, Family Services [...]

The Women’s Shelter Receives Gift from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

Family Services received $2,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents.  Family Services will use the gift to support women and children who have sought refuge at the Family Services Women’s Shelter as a result of domestic violence. “We are grateful to Food Lion for giving hope [...]

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Funding Is Secured for Project to Help Families with Young Children Thrive

Family Services is pleased to announce that a collaboration of five leading community agencies has received grants from three major community funding organizations for a project that will improve the lives of families with young children in vulnerable neighborhoods. The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the United Way of Forsyth County, and The Winston-Salem Foundation, [...]

BB&T invests in children and families in Forsyth County

BB&T 2016 Lighthouse Project Photo Gallery Family Services, Forsyth County’s agency for helping the most vulnerable children and families improve their situations, received a generous boost from the BB&T Corporation, which selected the agency as a recipient of its 2016 Lighthouse Project. "We are very grateful to BB&T and to their employees for donating a generous amount [...]

To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents

To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents Adults can be taught to create an environment for success. NYTIMES.COM|BY PAUL TOUGH Sunday's The New York Times highlights the Chicago School Readiness Project that was developed by Dr. Cybele Raver of New York University. In the article, Paul Tough explains how the project proved that children living in [...]

Big goals, big hurdles face Winston-Salem’s future

The Winston-Salem Journal article, "Big goals, big hurdles face Winston-Salem's future," about the economic decline of Winston-Salem over the past 15 years offers evidence why our community must invest in early childhood education now. Developing a system for universal pre-K is a long-term strategy for addressing the growing problem of poverty in Forsyth County. Family Services' [...]

New in-home nursing care program for newborns is encouraging

The Winston-Salem Journal article, "Forsyth hospital, trust start new in-home nursing care program for newborns," is an encouraging example of the growing level of community investment in early childhood development. Helping moms provide their babies the best possible start in life has long-term benefits for the child, the family, and our community. Building a better future in Forsyth [...]

Winston-Salem Chronicle reports on opening of Early Head Start

The Winston-Salem Chronicle reports on the opening of all funded classrooms for the first Early Head Start program in Forsyth County. In a news story, published March 24, 2016, Family Services President and CEO Bob Feikema emphasized the importance of providing high-quality education to children of low-income families, stating that "the educational investment into Early Head Start boosts [...]