Yearly Archives: 2016

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Our Year-in-Review Video

Thank you. IT'S WORKING! Your support is creating life-changing opportunities for local children and families so they can achieve their full potential and contribute their special talents back to our community. As Family Services celebrates the past year and the generosity of our community, our sponsors and supporters, we also look forward to 2017 and [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:44-04:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Updates|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 [...]

The 2016 Shelter Holiday Wish List

Making the holiday season a little brighter at the Women’s Shelter The holiday months can be particularly difficult on families, especially families and individuals who seek the help of Family Services as a result of experiencing sexual assault and/or domestic violence. The U.S. Department of Justice and the National Center for Victims of Crime report [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:44-04:00November 21st, 2016|Categories: Updates|0 Comments

Raising Every Child is underscores importance of closing the opportunity gap in Forsyth County

2016 Raising Every Child Program 2016 Raising Every Child Photo Gallery Raising Every Child Benefit Luncheon with Robert Putnam. November 1, 11:30 AM. Downtown Marriott This week, Family Services launched a landmark annual event to build a community of champions committed to elevating the well-being of all children in Forsyth County. Nationally acclaimed [...]

By |2017-07-13T17:05:36-04:00November 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

Robert Putnam to headline Raising Every Child Benefit Luncheon

Putnam’s return visit to Winston-Salem underscores the belief that communities flourish when all children have access to opportunities that enable them to reach their full potential and contribute back to community life. Family Services will host acclaimed author and social scientist Robert D. Putnam who is helping to kick off the first annual Raising Every Child community [...]

Preventing Family Violence

It’s October, the month that is nationally designated for generating awareness and raising action around family violence, a critical issue that undermines the full vitality of our community. At Family Services, this month-long emphasis is carried out in daily, year-long action. Family Services strives to remove the barriers that prevent all children and families from [...]

Children learn best with full bellies

NATIONAL CHILDHOOD NUTRITION DAY BREAKFAST OCTOBER 17, 2016 Healthy nutrition is an important component to child development and to preparing for success in school and in life. This is critical for children of all ages, yet particularly important for young children whose brain development is rapidly forming. That’s why Family Services Child Development (FSCD) program [...]

The Benefits of Universal Pre-K

All children have an inherent right to realize their full potential. Yet, too many of our youngest children in Forsyth County do not enjoy the same opportunities for success. They are not ready to learn when they enter school. They start behind and constantly struggle to catch up. Too many never catch up. We know [...]

Homeland Security, Winston-Salem Police, and World Relief to discuss Human Trafficking

Family Services will offer a community education opportunity on the serious topic of human trafficking. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the agency has enlisted representatives from Homeland Security, the Winston-Salem Police Department, and World Relief to participate in a panel discussion that will define the issue, address its history, identify patterns of behavior, and provide resources for communities like [...]