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Robert Putnam to headline Raising Every Child Benefit Luncheon

Putnam’s return visit to Winston-Salem underscores the belief that communities flourish when all children have access to opportunities that enable them to reach their full potential and contribute back to community life. Family Services will host acclaimed author and social scientist Robert D. Putnam who is helping to kick off the first annual Raising Every Child community [...]

Governor McCrory declares January as Stalking Awareness Month

Governor Pat McCrory proclaimed January to be Stalking Awareness Month in North Carolina. He is the first governor to do so. Stalking can be defined as the willful and repeated following, watching and/or harassing of another person. Unlike other crimes, which usually involve one act, stalking is a series of actions that occur over a [...]

A Look Back, a Glimpse Ahead – by Bob Feikema

Before memories of 2015 fade it’s worth taking a look back at 2015, which was truly a momentous year for Family Services. It was a year of anniversaries, a testament to the legacy of our service to the community. Founded in 1905, the agency celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2015. Among programs marking decades of [...]

FOX8/WGHP hosts Community Baby Shower to benefit mothers and babies in need

Family Services will distribute donations to mothers and babies in its service community. Every year, thousands of babies are born into poverty in the Piedmont.  And every year, countless new mothers face the challenge of welcoming a newborn into a home that is financially unprepared.  That’s why FOX8 and ‘A Cleaner World’ have teamed up [...]

Six-week course in mindfulness for a stronger new year

Family Services has teamed up with the Gateway YWCA to offer a highly interactive course aimed toward nurturing healthier people in 2016. They are kicking off the new year with six weekly sessions in mindfulness, which has been shown to reduce stress and promote healing of body, mind, and spirit. Participants will learn practices that can [...]

United Way funding for Fiscal Year 2016-17

On January 5, 2016, the Winston-Salem Journal published its article, United Way Makes $8.8 Million in Grants, outlining some of the grants awarded to agencies in the United Way for Fiscal Year 2016-17. The article stated that “among groups with more funding is Family Services, which will receive almost $1.3 million compared to about $950,000 in the [...]

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We have resolved to…

In our efforts to ensure that all families and children are safe, secure, and able to reach their full potential, Family Services has resolved to cultivate community-wide commitment to: Expand pre-kindergarten education for all children in Forsyth County, Eliminate the threat of family violence and sexual assault in our community, and Establish a foundation of annual [...]

Let’s make this a season of hope

Hope is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality                                                  —Leon Jozef Suenens “Jamal” lived with his grandmother, but he desperately missed his mother who was not present [...]

Making the holiday season brighter at the Women’s Shelter

The holiday months can be particularly difficult on families. Many families and individuals seek the help of Family Services as a result of experiencing sexual assault and/or domestic violence, which generally increases by at least 10% during the holiday season. While no one can change the past, Family Services strives to help people rebuild their [...]