Brooklawn Child and Family Services is well-known in Louisville as a home for troubled boys – but starting next week the agency will begin admitting girls to a new residence.
Susan Tyson is the supervisor of the cottage for elementary-aged girls who have suffered from abuse or neglect. She says Brooklawn is answering a call from the community, and filling a gap.
“Without us, the girls would either be in a more restricted environment, such as a hospital, or they would be in a less restricted environment, where they wouldn’t be getting the treatment they really need,” she says, “at this level, we can provide them with what they really need.”
Tyson says four of the girls will start living at Brooklawn next week, and five more will join them the following week.
The new facility cost eight-million dollars.