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A special Thanksgiving message from Bob Feikema

When someone asks me why they should support the work of Family Services I tell them that: Every year over 500 disadvantaged children will enter kindergarten ready to succeed because they enrolled in our high quality early childhood development program. Every year 2,000 victims of family violence and their family members will find safety, healing [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:45+00:00November 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog, In the News, Updates|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Family Services to Host 7th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® to Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault

Family Services Safe Relationships Division will host the seventh annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® on Saturday, September 12, 2015. The walk will begin at Family Services’ Gateway location at 1200 S. Broad Street in Winston-Salem. Participants will walk down Salem Avenue and return to the event site. On-site registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. The walk will begin at [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:45+00:00September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Updates|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Transformational Goals for a Better Community

  If you were to go to sleep tonight and wake up ten years from now to find that your community had changed for the better, what would be different? When members of Family Services' Board of Directors were asked this question as part of a strategic planning process earlier this year, they answered by [...]

By |2015-09-25T16:50:11+00:00August 20th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Family Services to participate in Monument Quilt

Family Services will participate in the Monument Quilt by displaying a quilt square as part of the Wake Forest University’s collection of squares from other local schools, campus and community organizations. The Monument Quilt is a crowd-sourced collection of thousands of stories from survivors of rape and abuse that tells their stories by stitching together [...]

By |2015-08-28T12:57:42+00:00April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Updates|Tags: , |0 Comments

Family Services Seeks Public Support as it Sets Broader Goals

Family Services has launched a $250,000 annual campaign that highlights the agency’s childhood development programs and domestic violence services and shows how all of Family Services’ programs work together to “ensure that all families and children are safe, secure and able to reach their full potential.” Federal and state subsidies for Family Services’ numerous programs [...]

Domestic Violence Not a Private Family Matter,
It’s a Community Matter

The National Football League found the spotlight reserved for violence on the field being shared with stories of off-the-field violence involving several of its players. The Ray Rice video and news accounts of other players involved in family violence have riveted the nation’s attention. Will we look back at this time as a turning point [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:45+00:00December 20th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Naomi Judd to be Keynote Speaker
at 2014 Home Free Benefit Luncheon

Naomi Judd Country music superstar and American icon, Naomi Judd will share her personal story of domestic violence at 2104 Home Free, the third annual benefit luncheon in Forsyth County to end domestic violence, hosted by Family Services and the Children’s Law Center of Central NC on October 16, from noon – 1:30 [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:45+00:00October 14th, 2014|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Individual vs. Community-Focused Outcomes

Human service agencies have concentrated on helping individuals and individual families to change. Our services are designed to be delivered to individual clients. Outcomes are set that measure the extent to which clients achieve their goals. This approach has improved the lives of millions of individuals. Unfortunately, it has not significantly improved our communities. The [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:45+00:00November 18th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Silos vs. Systems

The human service system was not developed systematically. The multitudes of nonprofit organizations established over the past 50 years were created independent of each other in response to a particular issue or need. Most were started by a group of citizens that had a specific concern, usually one that touched them personally: mental health, disabilities, [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:45+00:00November 18th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Family Services Holds National Family Week Photo Contest

Family Services is holding a photo contest to honor families for National Family Week, an annual celebration observed across the country during Thanksgiving week. Family Services is seeking photos of all types of families with the theme, “Snapshot: Capturing a Family Moment.” Photo contest winners will receive a $100 gift card to Hanes Mall. Photos [...]

By |2015-09-06T22:57:05+00:00October 23rd, 2013|Categories: Updates|Tags: |0 Comments