Dr. Terry Brooks, Executive Director of Kentucky Youth Advocates announces partnership
between St. Joe’s and the Face It® movement
Thursday, July 14 at 10 a.m.
What: St. Joseph Children’s Home and Kosair Charities Silent Messenger statue celebration; announcement of St. Joe’s partnership with the FACE IT movement to end child abuse in Kentucky.
When: Thursday, July 14, 10:00 a.m.
Where: St. Joseph Children’s Home, 2823 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206, front lawn St. Joseph Children’s Home will host a celebration of two new Kosair Charities Silent Messenger statues located on St. Joe’s Frankfort Avenue campus. The statues are located at Frankfort Avenue and Brownsboro Road entrances to the property. Last year Kosair Charities committed $1 million to St. Joe’s kids, specifically the construction of new residential cottages for up to 48 of Kentucky’s most abused and neglected children ages 5-14.
The Silent Messenger statues at St. Joe’s signify Kosair Charities’ commitment to the health and well being of kids in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. They are synonymous with the Shriners mission to help children. The celebration falls almost one year following ribbon cutting in July 2015 at which Kosair Charities announced their $1 million financial commitment.
The Face It® Movement, conceived and created in 2012 as a response to the public outcry against the increasing number of child abuse deaths in the Commonwealth, officially launched on April 9, 2013, as a 10-year initiative led by Kosair Charities; its vision is that by 2023 all children in Jefferson County will be free from abuse and neglect. Face It directly addresses the increasingly unacceptable number of child abuse deaths in Jefferson County and the surrounding areas with best practices in child abuse prevention, community engagement and the promotion of effective policies to improve the child welfare system.
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The event is open the public.
More information can be found at www.sjkids.org, or by calling 502.893.0241. St. Joseph Children’s Home hosts three programs: residential treatment, foster care and adoption and a child development center. For more information about these programs please visit: www.sjkids.org. St. Joe’s was founded in 1849.
Contact: Andrea Pridham, Development Director, 502.893.0241, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kosair Charities Media Contact: Erin Jones, 502.774.0767, email@example.com