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A Junior League Outstanding Partner

Left to right: Shannon Neal, Campaign and Development Operations, Family Services;  Michelle Speas, Chief Development and Public Relations Officer, Family Services;  Aimee Rowe, 2017-18 JLWS President; Lucia Higgins, Development and Community Engagement, Family Services; Bob Feikema, CEO and President, Family Services Family Services was recognized as an "outstanding partner" and received the 2017 Community Partner award [...]

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Ways to report domestic abuse

The tragic news of two domestic violence related incidents in our community is a reminder to learn the warning signs and how to provide support. Safe on Seven Coordinator Alexis Daniels tells WXII 12 NEWS how to report domestic abuse.

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Strengthening relationships between fathers and children

Event Photo Gallery Every father wants to be a good parent and role model for his children. On May 11, 2016, just prior to the start of the summer break, 53 families attended an evening event dedicated to enriching relationships between children and their fathers or father figures. Family Servcies Child Development offered the Father/Father [...]