Monthly Archives: June 2016


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, [...]

Teaching with Intentionality

Spotlight on: Head Start Teacher Gail Litman By Michelle Melton Children and families in Head Start have a big job. They need to get ready for Kindergarten. Our 56 Head Start teachers have a big job, too. They provide customized learning experiences that enhance the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of at-risk young children, [...]

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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 [...]

Benefit performance to support victims of family violence

Black Fox Belly Dance will host "Shimmy for the Shelter," a benefit performance event to support women and children who are threatened by domestic violence, sexual assault and economic crises. The third annual event will be held on Saturday, June 25, from 7-10 p.m. at The Vintage Theatre, 7 Vintage Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC. Shimmy for the Shelter is [...]

Local Chapter of National Women of Achievement doubles impact for children and women

The Rural Hall Chapter of the National Women of Achievement Inc. doubled the value of their support for children and women who benefit from the programs at Family Services. "Anything we can do to improve the well-being of others is vitally important to us," said LaVerne Gaither, who was joined by Jannette Diane Bell Piggott, [...]

Fighting Poverty, 110 Years and Counting

Posted Winston-Salem Journal: Monday, May 30, 2016 8:30 pm By Bob Feikema Guest columnist Poverty is front and center in Winston-Salem, thanks to efforts of our city’s Poverty Thought Force, the highly publicized national Red Nose Day and the State of the Community meeting hosted by Mayor Allen Joines, which addressed the impact of the [...]