Yearly Archives: 2013


Family Services Welcomes New CEO

Bob Feikema, president and CEO, Family Services Family Services is pleased to welcome Robert J. Feikema as our new President and CEO. Prior to joining Family Services, Feikema was responsible for strategic planning, administration, civic engagement and government relations for two child abuse prevention agencies in Pittsburgh, PA since 2004. He was most [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:45-04:00December 12th, 2013|Categories: Updates|Tags: |0 Comments

Individual vs. Community-Focused Outcomes

Human service agencies have concentrated on helping individuals and individual families to change. Our services are designed to be delivered to individual clients. Outcomes are set that measure the extent to which clients achieve their goals. This approach has improved the lives of millions of individuals. Unfortunately, it has not significantly improved our communities. The [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:45-04:00November 18th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Silos vs. Systems

The human service system was not developed systematically. The multitudes of nonprofit organizations established over the past 50 years were created independent of each other in response to a particular issue or need. Most were started by a group of citizens that had a specific concern, usually one that touched them personally: mental health, disabilities, [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:45-04:00November 18th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Bridger Field House Filled to Capacity for Annual Home Free Benefit Luncheon to End Domestic Violence in Forsyth County

Mildred Muhammad Home Free 2013 Bridger Field House was filled to capacity on Oct. 17 for the annual Home Free benefit to end domestic violence in Forsyth County, presented by Family Services and the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina. Jim Lambie and Libba Evans served as honorary chairpersons. The keynote presentation [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:45-04:00October 27th, 2013|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Family Services Holds National Family Week Photo Contest

Family Services is holding a photo contest to honor families for National Family Week, an annual celebration observed across the country during Thanksgiving week. Family Services is seeking photos of all types of families with the theme, “Snapshot: Capturing a Family Moment.” Photo contest winners will receive a $100 gift card to Hanes Mall. Photos [...]

By |2015-09-06T22:57:05-04:00October 23rd, 2013|Categories: Updates|Tags: |0 Comments

Winston Salem Journal Opinion-Guest Columnist: Susan Browder on losing a daughter to domestic violence

Domestic violence doesn’t play favorites. The truth is domestic violence occurs in every neighborhood. In homes large and small. Every day, right here in our community. And its effects are almost always out of sight. That’s why, for those of us in healthy relationships, domestic violence is often out of mind. October is national Domestic [...]

By |2015-09-06T22:57:49-04:00September 30th, 2013|Categories: In the News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Leigh and Milind Dongre to Serve as Honorary Chairs
of 2013 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

Leigh and her husband Milind Dongre will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 2013 Planning Committee for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, to be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The event, intended to increase awareness of, and ultimately end, gender-based violence against women, will be held one day after the one-year anniversary of [...]

By |2015-09-06T23:03:00-04:00September 27th, 2013|Categories: Updates|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In Search of a Vision

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where--” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat. This exchange between Lewis Carroll’s characters is better known in its condensed version: “If you don’t know where you [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:45-04:00September 20th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments