Yearly Archives: 2019


Domestic Violence Shelter Holiday Wish List now available

Thank you so much for making this holiday season a happy and joyous time for the families we serve. Many families contact Family Services as a result of experiencing the devastations of domestic violence and/or sexual assault, which can increase during the holiday season. While no one can change the past, your gifts can [...]

By |2019-12-04T16:25:53-05:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

Celebrating 75 years as a trusted partner in adoption support

For more than two decades, National Adoption Month has been promoted and celebrated every November in communities across the country. But Family Services has been working with adoptive and foster families for much longer than that. This year marks the 75th year that Family Services continues to support families on their journey to become [...]

By |2019-11-12T09:25:45-05:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

Family Services daycare and Head Start centers announce participation in USDA-funded food program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health, Women’s & Children’s Health Section, Nutrition Services Branch, Special Nutrition Programs Annual Application CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM MEDIA RELEASE Child Care Centers, Adult Day Care Centers, Sponsoring Organizations of Centers, Outside School Hours Care Center   AGREEMENT [...]

By |2019-10-18T09:49:02-04:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

National Childhood Nutrition Day is October 17

MEDIA ADVISORY Who: Local “celebrity” coaches will lead 4 teams of preschoolers in a friendly culinary competition to see who can make the best and healthiest fruit salad in Winston-Salem. Preschoolers will be working hard under supervision to compete in making healthy snacks. Winston-Salem Journal Food Editor Michael Hastings will “judge” the competition. Mayor Alan Joines [...]

By |2019-10-11T10:14:48-04:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

WXII coverage of annual Day of Unity

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — This month is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, last year there were 53 people killed as a result of domestic violence across the state. So far this year, there have already been 44 victims. On Friday afternoon, Family Services and the Winston-Salem Police Department teamed [...]

By |2019-10-11T10:10:21-04:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

WINSTON-SALEM MONTHLY: Lightness in dark times

By Katlyn Proctor The house has everything an occupant could possibly need and more. Large, old windows on both stories provide plenty of natural light, and the brick exterior helps keep the indoors cool year-round. The kitchen boasts a commercial-sized refrigerator and stove, and there’s plenty of cabinet space for snacks. The bathroom is [...]

By |2019-11-19T10:31:55-05:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

Family Services to receive more than $500,000 from United Way to fund victim services, counseling

WINSTON-SALEM, NC — Family Services is receiving $516,376 from United Way of Forsyth County to fund Victim Services and Counseling during the 2019-2020 fiscal year.  Those services for victims of domestic violence include emergency shelter, crisis intervention and safety planning, 24/7 crisis lines, support groups and court advocacy. “United Way funding provides a base of support for our counseling and [...]

By |2019-09-23T10:17:22-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

Safe On Seven program manager interviewed on WXII

Advocates break down different avenues victims of domestic violence can take to remain safe Kirsten Gutierrez    Reporter WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — In the month of September there have been two cases in the Piedmont Triad where domestic violence turned deadly. Family Services' Safe on Seven program manager Meredith Hooks said victims of domestic violence rarely know [...]

By |2019-09-19T10:59:45-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: General Information|0 Comments