Monthly Archives: October 2017

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Geoffrey Canada shares 5 ways education must change

Geoffrey Canada, guest speaker for the Family Services Raising Every Child benefit luncheon, says if you really want to change the lives of inner-city kids, change everything all at once - their schools, families, and neighborhoods. Mr. Canada will talk about the power of early childhood education to do just that, when he comes to Wintson-Salem, [...]

By |2017-10-31T16:59:42+00:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

#MeToo shines a light on a pervasive issue

The "#MeToo" social media movement originating out of the Harvey Weinstein story has brought to the public square an important conversation: the right to healthy relationships.  While commenting directly on a sexual harassment case with over 12,000,000 social media comments may not be in Family Services' purview, 89% of the agency's employees are women, and October [...]

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 [...]

Winston-Salem woman receives help to escape domestic violence – Video

Video: Domestic Violence is Never OK One Winston-Salem woman credits WSPD and Family Services in her efforts to escape domestic violence and urges others to speak up so they can get help. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Prevention is the best defense. Call 911 for an emergency 24-hour crisis lines at Family Services (336) [...]

Local chefs to serve children, families on Child Nutrition Day

Family Services will once again team up with the Chef and Child Foundation of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to raise awareness about the prevalence of childhood hunger in Forsyth County and to emphasize the importance of good nutrition. North Carolina is fortunate to have a [...]

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+00:00October 1st, 2017|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments