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A Tale of Two Cities?

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County are thriving. The Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is bustling with start-ups, tech firms, the Wake Forest University Medical School, and events in Baily Park. Downtown is brimming with restaurants and attracting new residents. Business 40 will soon become a safe and swift expressway, adorned with creative corridors. And, Winston-Salem and Forsyth [...]

Employees recognized for exceeding their campaign goal

At a recent meeting of the Raising Every Child capital campaign cabinet, co-chairs Bill and Peggy Reingold gave high praise to Family Services employees for their outstanding support. To date, 93% of Family Services staff raised $67,848 to address pressing needs of Forsyth County's most vulnerable population, children ages 0 to 5. Nicole Alford, Counseling [...]

2019 Guidelines for Food Program Eligibility

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 Child Care Centers, Adult Day Care Centers, Sponsoring Organizations of Centers, Outside School Hours Care Center AGREEMENT NUMBER: 7093 Family Services Inc. and its [...]

By | 2018-11-09T11:21:17+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Categories: General Information|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Special film screening and discussion – The Florida Project

Family Services will host a special screening of The Florida Project, a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood, directed by Sean Baker that features 2018 Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe. Tickets are on sale now for the community event that will take place Thursday, October 25, 6:00pm at a/perture cinema. Set over one summer, the film [...]

Free self-defense training opportunity to raise donations for victims of domestic violence

Armored Team Building is partnering with Fitness 2000 Gym and Wellness Center to offer a free class on self-defense and self-reliance and to raise support for family violence prevention and victims of domestic violence. The event will take place at the fitness center (1415 River Ridge Dr, Clemmons, North Carolina 27012) on Saturday, October 20, [...]

Raising Every Child campaign reaches $3 million toward goal

Since the public launch of the Raising Every Child capital campaign in mid-September, contributions from individuals, businesses, and foundations have propelled campaign support past the $3 million mark. Family Services is working with a campaign leadership team of 37 community volunteers to raise $3.75 million in order to address Forsyth County’s immediate needs of the most vulnerable [...]

Putting a spotlight on childhood hunger with NC chefs

For many children at Sarah Y. Austin Child Development – and at Family Services’ 15 partner child care centers – the breakfast snack and lunch they receive are the most important meals of the day. Children cannot learn on empty stomachs. Family Services early childhood development programs for children, birth to age 5, nurture every [...]

Popular agency coffee and tour – a bolder blend

Our popular coffee, conversations and tours are continuing through the Fall and into January. We’re serving a bolder blend of opportunities to learn more about Family Services and participate in expanding solutions that are helping our most vulnerable children and their families thrive. We hope you’ll join us for your first introduction or a deeper [...]

By | 2018-11-01T16:07:14+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Categories: General Information|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Alternative routes around the Broad Street Bridge

The demolition of the Broad Street Bridge at Business 40 creates minor challenges to reaching our Gateway Offices, but here are several alternative routes to help you find the Family Services offices at 1200 S. Broad Street. 1200 S. Broad St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 336.722.8173 (call if you get lost) From Business 40 Eastbound (from [...]

By | 2018-09-26T18:17:50+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Categories: General Information|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins with a Day of Unity

Family Services and the Winston-Salem Police Department invite the community to raise awareness and hope about domestic violence at a special services to mourn, celebrate and connect. A brief service of remembrance will be offered. A Day of Unity Family Services, Kate B. Reynolds Room 12:00 — 1:00 p.m. 1200 S. Broad Street, Winston-Salem Progress [...]