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Volunteers offer a lifeline of support

Our volunteers make a big difference! Every day, Family Services depends on a team of trained volunteers to assist those who rely on our services in various ways.  Our volunteers come from across our community — college students, retirees, employees of local companies and universities, church groups and the United Way. Family Services is currently [...]

Mom benefitted from Community Baby Shower – 2 years ago

[Transcript] MyFOX8 (WGHP)Katie Nordeen reports, Friday, May 25, 2018 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Aapri Chavis is everything a child would want in a mother: fun, loving, engaged and hard-working. A lot has changed since FOX8 first met Chavis when she received items through the first FOX8 Community Baby Shower in 2016. At the time, she was [...]

A Junior League Outstanding Partner

Left to right: Shannon Neal, Campaign and Development Operations, Family Services;  Michelle Speas, Chief Development and Public Relations Officer, Family Services;  Aimee Rowe, 2017-18 JLWS President; Lucia Higgins, Development and Community Engagement, Family Services; Bob Feikema, CEO and President, Family Services Family Services was recognized as an "outstanding partner" and received the 2017 Community Partner award [...]

By | 2018-05-31T15:11:40+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

It almost didn’t happen

It's working! But, it almost didn’t happen. That’s why we are asking you to ensure that our critical programs and services remain strong. There are 24,000 children under age 5 in Forsyth County.  More than 8,000 of them are growing up under the constant stress and pressures of living in poverty. Science has proven that [...]

By | 2018-05-11T14:10:03+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Ways to report domestic abuse

The tragic news of two domestic violence related incidents in our community is a reminder to learn the warning signs and how to provide support. Safe on Seven Coordinator Alexis Daniels tells WXII 12 NEWS how to report domestic abuse.

FOX8 third annual Community Baby Shower

Being a new mom is challenging. Being a new mom without access to the essentials a baby needs is far more stressful. Once again, FOX8 (WGHP) and Anchor Katie Nordeen are seeking support from the Triad viewing area to help moms and newborns who face major challenges as a result of living in poverty. Please join [...]

Gateway building celebrates 10 Years!

Ten years ago, today, Family Services officially moved into its new headquarters on South Broad Street near Salem Avenue in the Southeast Gateway, along what is now the Salem Greenway. When it opened its doors in 2008, the new building was the first in Forsyth County to be certified green by the U. S. Green [...]

By | 2018-05-01T17:45:23+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Head Start children lead the way to Ring Out Child Abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. On Friday, April 13, 2018, our Head Start children enrolled at the Sarah Y. Austin Child Development campus led the way to ring out child abuse in Forsyth County. Child abuse and neglect rates have dropped by 40% over the past 25 years. Yet reports of child abuse are [...]

Robert Feikema: Dealing with and preventing childhood trauma

By Robert Feikema Guest columnist  |  Mar 14, 2018 On Sunday, CBS’s “60 Minutes” aired an important segment on childhood trauma and resilience. The story was the brain child of Oprah Winfrey, who said, “Trauma leaves a hole in the soul, and unless you fix the trauma that has caused people to be the way [...]

Oprah and 60 Minutes to focus on the longterm effects of childhood trauma

On CBS This Morning on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Oprah Winfrey gave a preview of an upcoming 60 MInutes segment she recently filmed about childhood trauma and resilience. The 60 Minutes story will air Sunday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. Central Time on CBS. The story was the brain child of Oprah Winfrey, who said, “Trauma leaves a hole in [...]

By | 2018-03-09T17:46:59+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments