Fostering and investing in hope to build better futures

We protect children, families and communities from violence, abuse and neglect and help them heal.


Family & Children’s Place is the leading agency in Louisville and Southern Indiana providing services that stop and prevent the trauma of abuse, violence and neglect, services that help children and families recover and heal.

We talk about things few want to discuss and reveal situations some would silence or bury forever. With help from Family & Children’s Place, children and families affected by violence, abuse and neglect have the chance to lead happy, healthy lives, filled with safe, healthy and meaningful relationships.

Services include no-cost therapy in homes, offices, and the community; child and family advocacy; information on victims assistance; case management; referrals to appropriate community services; and domestic violence groups for children impacted by violence in the home

With help, separated parents and children rebuild relationships through our Supervised Visitation Center, first-time parents learn to manage their new responsibilities and give their baby the best start possible. Students learn to make healthy choices, avoid drugs and alcohol and access resources they use to improve socially and academically. Families are assured safe, secure housing.  

Through collaborations with the Crimes Against Children Unit of Louisville Metro Police, Child Protective Services, U of L School of Medicine and the Commonwealth’s Attorney office, our Child Advocacy Centers  ended the trauma of physical and sexual abuse for more than 1,300 children last year alone.

Family & Children’s Place provides proven interventions for children and families hurt by violence, abuse or neglect. Last year alone, we helped nearly 5,000 children and family members regain hope.

If you witness or suspect child abuse, call the Kentucky Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-752-6200 or the Indiana Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-800-5556.


At this time, F&CP is not accepting intern applications for the counseling program due to  intern commitments for the coming year.  If you are bilingual, there may be an opportunity for an internship.  Please contact John Taylor at 812-944-6120.

In the news:

IMG_1129Congratulations, HANDS graduates!

Louisville Building Brighter Futures Breakfast: Thanks for standing up for, beside kids

IRA provision benefits charities, gives owners tax relief


Be a ‘friend,’ give monthly

One of the best things you can do for the kids we serve is to give monthly! Your monthly gifts provide a sustaining fund to ensure caring service throughout a child and family’s journey from hurting to healing. A monthly gift of $25 or more also qualifies you to become a “Friend of the Family,” which benefits our clients and has benefits for you. Learn more here.


Doug Haynes shares ‘why

People join boards of directors for a number of reasons – to develop business relationships, build a resume or amplify a career, to do something good for the world. For Doug Haynes, the latter clearly is his motivator for service on the Family & Children’s Place Board. For in addition to being a top-rated attorney, Haynes has his Master of Social Work degree. Read more here.

Cute little baby boy

Give to help a child

Your gift gives lifesaving help to children hurt by violence and abuse. A $50 gift provides healing therapy to an abused child. A $100 gift provides play therapy supplies, critical tools in treating and caring for abused children, and $500 provides two emotional health screenings for children in crisis. Please give to help children and families hurt by violence and abuse.  Click here to help.