Louisville’s Family and Children First will merge with another social service agency called Family Place in about one month. Both agencies work with children who have been abused or neglected.
Family and Children First Executive Director Dan Fox will serve in the same role for the new agency. He says they services of the two groups are complimentary.
“The last few years have been very challenging financially for both organizations,” says Fox. “That particular issue though, didn’t really come to play much in the discussion of merger. In fact, we decided to merge despite the financial challenges we are currently facing.”
The two agencies have a combined budget of about seven-million dollars, and serve nearly six-thousand families in Jefferson and surrounding counties in Kentucky and Indiana.
They’ve set September first as their merger date.