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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+00:00October 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+00:00October 4th, 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

Sign Up Today for Our Strengthening Families Program

Upcoming Session: Sept. 9 – Nov. 18, 2019 (11 consecutive Monday nights) *Deadline to enroll is Sept. 3 For information, contact Courtney Perry at 336-722-8173 or cperry@familyservicesforsyth.org Strengthening Families Program is free a 11-week class for parents & youth, ages 7-17. SFP is for parents who want to play an active role in their child’s life [...]

By |2019-08-29T08:53:53+00:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

FJC Strategic Planning Session Planned This Week

More than 100 community leaders and residents will participate in a two-day strategic planning session on Aug. 27 and 28 to lay the foundation for a future Family Justice Center in Forsyth County. Family Services has invited Casey Gwinn, who co-founded the nation’s first Family Justice Center in San Diego in 2002, and his team from the Family Justice [...]

By |2019-10-11T09:50:41+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

Pre-K Priority to host first-ever Pre-K Parade at Wake-Up Walk & 5K

MEDIA ALERT –                                                                             CONTACT:  Laura Burrows, Two B Public Relations August 19, 2019                                                                        (M) 336-575-6757, laura@twobpr.cm                                     Forsyth County’s Four-Year-Olds and Pre-K Teachers Participate in Community Pre-K Parade Celebrating their upcoming First Day of School   WHO:      Adorable, energetic, curious four-year-olds along with parents and Pre-K teachers will participate in a [...]

By |2019-10-11T10:02:57+00:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

Sixth Annual Shimmy for the Shelter

The 6th annual "Shimmy for the Shelter" will be held on Saturday, June 22th from 7-10 pm at The Vintage Theatre, 7 Vintage Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC. Shimmy for the Shelter" is a fund raising event produced by Luci Jennings and Black Fox Belly Dance in cooperation with Family Services, Incorporated. The evening will consist of [...]

By |2019-10-11T09:53:28+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

Renowned Duke Researcher is Keynote at Raising Every Child Benefit Luncheon

MEDIA ADVISORY What can 1 million NC 4-year-olds teach us about Pre-K?   Who:         DR. KEN DODGE The Duke University Professor who Developed Family Connects, as seen on NBC Nightly News, CBS This Morning, and whose research made local state and national headlines earlier this year when Duke researchers found that the benefits of Pre-K last until at least [...]

By |2019-10-11T09:59:49+00:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

Making Double the Difference

With the arrival of spring we wanted to send you a quick snapshot of how the Raising Every Child Capital Campaign has progressed. We are at 96% of the $3,750,000 goal, and we have a time-sensitive update to share with you ... HUGE NEWS!  HUGE NEWS!  HUGE NEWS! The Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded a $50,000 [...]

By |2019-05-02T17:05:21+00:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: General Information|0 Comments