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CARES Act gives additional funding for local Head Start program 

WINSTON-SALEM — Family Services Head Start has received grants totaling $543,982 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support Head Start services this summer to low-income children under the age of 5 in Forsyth County and to fund one-time actions or activities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. Sarah [...]

By |2020-06-30T13:03:58-04:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

Apply for Head Start and Early Head Start

Thank you for your interest in the Family Services Head Start/ Early Head Start 2020/ 2021 school year. Before you begin, you will need to send via email the following items to Christian Ryan, Head Start Enrollment Specialist at; the child's/children's birth certificate, proof of income for all working adults in the home [...]

By |2020-06-29T14:32:47-04:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

A message from Family Services President and CEO Bob Feikema

1200 South Broad Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101   Dear community members, The events of the spring of 2020 have shaken our nation to its foundations.  The COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying economic collapse have spread across the country. This dual crisis has weighed most heavily on the African-American community, aggravating long-standing disparities. The frustration [...]

By |2020-06-08T13:56:38-04:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

COVID-19: Domestic Violence Shelter

If you are experiencing a crisis involving domestic violence, please call the 24-hour crisis line. Help is just a phone call away. (336) 723-8125. While stay-at-home orders have presented certain challenges for everyone, extended periods of isolation can be traumatic for survivors of domestic violence. The Family Services Domestic Violence Shelter has not had [...]

By |2020-05-21T17:57:58-04:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

Introducing designed to help families in crisis during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic As our community continues to shelter in place, it is our hope that all of us are able to remain Strong at Home — in a safe place, healthy, with people who care for each other. But we also know that's [...]

By |2020-05-12T10:37:09-04:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

The Courthouse is closed, Safe on Seven is open, protective orders still available

Forsyth County’s courthouse will be closed to the public for the next seven days after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, but Safe On Seven is still open and Family Services wants folks to understand that domestic violence protective orders are still available at the Forsyth County Detention Center. In accordance with Senior Resident [...]

By |2020-04-24T15:29:31-04:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

COVID-19 Response Fund Award to Family Services

Family Services is pleased to announce that the agency has received a $100,000 grant award from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County.  The funds will be used to maintain current levels of mental health and domestic violence services, to prepare for anticipated increases in demand, and to support families/clients who are in need due [...]

By |2020-04-22T13:39:44-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

Video Counseling Sessions Now Available

The Family Services Counseling Program is open and is currently taking referrals for video-based counseling services. To request a telehealth counseling appointment call our Intake Specialist at (336) 722-8173. At some point in our lives, we all go through relationship stresses, or experiences of depression, anxiety, trauma or loss. In such times it can be [...]

By |2020-04-22T13:10:21-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: General Information|0 Comments