Family and Children’s Place hosted its eighth annual Building Brighter Futures Breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Approximately 600 people attended the breakfast to hear about the prevalence of child abuse throughout the community as well as the agency’s mission to prevent and stop it. More than $164,000 was raised to support agency programming.
Guests were served a complimentary breakfast while receiving a first-hand look at Family and Children’s Place services. The program included remarks from the organization’s leadership, a video presentation and a keynote address from Imperium Health CEO Gary Thompson. Thompson, a long-time volunteer and advocate of Family and Children’s Place, opened up about the abuse he endured as a child.
Wednesday morning’s event also included the unveiling of plans for a new Child Advocacy Center, to be located at the corner of 5th and Kentucky. The center will provide comprehensive services to child victims of sexual abuse and their families and will house offices for the Crimes Against Children Unit, Child Protective Services, Commonwealth Attorney and physicians.
Family and Children’s Place serves approximately 6,500 children and families annually, throughout Kentuckiana. The agency’s mission is to strengthen the community through healing the trauma of abuse, violence and neglect and promoting safe, healthy and stable families through research-based services.
For more information about Family and Children’s Place, visit www.familyandchildrensplace.org.