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Metro Louisville awards $51,900 grant to Family & Children’s Place

August 3, 2022

During the 2022 fiscal year which spanned from July 2021 to June 2022, Family & Children’s Place received a $51,900 grant approved by the Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee.

For nearly 140 years, Family & Children’s Place has been working to build communities where children are safe, families are strong, and child survivors of abuse and neglect become children again. The public safety work performed by Family & Children’s Place aids those who have experienced family and neighborhood violence.

The grant will support the Child Advocacy Center and CLASP – the Collaborative Learning After-School Program – for students at Meyzeek Middle School in downtown Louisville. Serving a seven county area, the Child Advocacy Center provides services for children and families after traumatic incidents or allegations of abuse and neglect. CLASP facilitates safe and productive out of school time activities for both students and their families through Healthy Family Nights.

The Metro Council Budget Committee’s amended budget expanded funding for human services, public safety, libraries, road and sidewalk projects, parks, infrastructure, and deferred maintenance. Human service grants are awarded to non-profit organizations offering programs or services that advance the long-range vision and goals established by Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government.