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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 [...]

Volunteers are a lifeline for people in crisis

By Vonda Henderson for Forsyth Family Magazine (October 2017) Domestic violence happens anytime, anywhere, and often with no warning signals. The volunteer program at Family Services includes a dedicated, well-trained team that covers the crisis phones after work hours and provides access to emergency support and shelter, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Meet a [...]

By | 2017-12-13T14:40:12+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How will Universal Pre-K benefit the community?

by Vonda Henderson for Forsyth Woman Magazine (September 2017) Our children are our future. As a community and as families, we want to help our children grow to reach their highest potential. It takes more than just parents and good parenting. It takes extended family, churches, social/sports activities, and educational resources. Family Services is spearheading [...]

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

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 [...]

By | 2017-06-09T10:23:44+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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, [...]