Family & Children's Place

Rating: 4.92 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Mental Health

Location: 2303 River Road, Suite 200 Louisville KY 40206 USA

Mission: To strengthen our community through research-based services that heal the trauma of abuse, violence and neglect and promote safe, healthy, and stable families.
Programs: Services to prevent or treat the trauma of family violence and child abuse.

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked at the fundraiser at the Galt House and thought it was great. There we a lot of people that shows the community cares. We need to keep these events going to raise money for a much needed cause. I was happy to hep

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

No

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes

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Rating: 4 stars  

For a year and a half, I took my foster kids to the Family and Children's Place for weekly or biweekly visits with their birth parents. The staff did a great job of keeping us informed about how things were going and letting us know if anything major happened during the visit. They also worked with us whenever we had concerns about things that happened during visits. The girls always enjoyed seeing the staff and felt safe at the visits.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

keeping my foster girls safe when they had to visit with their birth parents.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

don't know

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work in a company that volunteers time, money, and material goods for this organization. Family & Children First is a great place to help heal from those wounds that touch the mind- those through abuse, neglect or other forms of violence. This place provides a resource when all is dark, and provides a light to follow into health and stability through such rough times.

I'm proud to spend my time and efforts helping these people. If something was to happen so traumatically to me, this is the first place I would go.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have never been to the location. However, it makes me feel really good donating clothes, books, toys and money to these people who just need something to bring them out of their pain, out of their darkness. When I was really low, a friend reached out and gave me a shoulder to lean on, and handed me a small gift. If a toy or a book can pay forward the same thing to someone else, I will continue to do so. They are the shoulder to lean on, the place to go, the light in the darkness.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't know if I know any particular changes I would make

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

This makes me feel better, reaching out to help others that need help.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Really good.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

We received services from a counselor at Family and Children's Place. Counselor was excellent and communicated with us regularly on progress. She has been caring about my family and we have been very pleased with the level of service we have received.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my family's positive interactions.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Referral from law enforcement.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Positive interaction between family members.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've volunteered for this non-profit on many occasions and it's always been a joy filled experience when doing so.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Delivering gifts to the location and seeing the children/families they are going to.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'm not sure

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered for this organization many times in the past 10 years. Their staff is kind and caring. They do amazing things for hurting families in our community. Their facility is bright and colorful and it allows the children assisted by this organization to receive therapy in a very welcoming atmosphere.

I can't say enough good things about their staff. They are very dedicated and work very hard to improve the situation of the children and families by working through the sadness so many of their families are dealing with. They have made a huge difference in many lives. God Bless them for all they do!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

through volunteering I have met the staff and some of the families supported by F&C. I've heard testimonies of some of the children (now adults) who have bravely shared how F&C made it possible to rebuild their lives and stop the cycle of abuse.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide them more funding to help even more families.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked to support this charity for more than 2 years and continued to be amazed by the work they do with the resources they have. They have helped so many childern and entire families make the transition from being a victim of abuse and domestic violence to being able to cope with what has happend to bring some stability and normalcy back to their lives. I am sp proud to be a part of something so special.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

What I have seen in the smiles on the faces of people they have helped. Quite often these victims have a difficult time finding something to smile about for a long time. They make that possible with what they do to support the people they help.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not change a thing. This organization has long standing ties to the community and has a great staff that fully understands the situation and has genuine caring and compasion for everyone they help and the work they do.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Teh help provided to the child victims.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Ongoing an continuious support.

What would you tell others about this organization?

They need more support.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

The company I work for has long running ties with this charity, and I have had the priveledge in helping this fantastic organization as a volunteer. The charity is a light in an unfortunately dark world for many children who have experienced difficult times in their lives. Family and children first has many success stories with how they have helped out children who have experienced abuse, neglect and violence. It is great to know that such organizations exist to help less fortunate individuals to have a meaningful life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the impact through slideshows, etc. at a charity dinner

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing I can think of. They do a great job with the funding they have available.

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Rating: 5 stars  

F&CP is the most amazing charity! My office has partnered with them for several years (among other charities) at the holidays, and the response for them is always great. The work that they do in the community is invaluable. Through our work with them, I feel like we have created a greater awareness of the need to serve others among our employees-- not just with them, but in general.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I attended their annual breakfast, and have assisted in some of their fundraisers. The stories are absolutely haunting. I have seen people in my company donate well beyond their means to this charity, with the explanation that it has helped them in the past. I don't ask questions, but you can tell it really made a difference in their lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

award them $5000! This is SUCH a worthy cause. :)

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Rating: 5 stars  

Through volunteerism I have witnessed the exceptional loyality and hard laborous work that is involved in going the extra mile to provide for others. Children are silent and do not have a political voice and budget cuts take away many "fun things." I have seen people in this agency work to create an income to replish some of these "fun things" to the children, through their hard work. A smile and a gleeming eye from a child is a sign of hope and love. May the smiles and love continue as you provide special moments for special children year after year.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By seeing foster children create special moments in their lives through the generous support and chartiable work this agency provides. Christmas parties, summer camps, and picnics build traditions and vertue.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide a legaslative voice for foster children.

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