The Cabbage Patch Settlement House in Old Louisville has completed a multi-year expansion project.
Children can find themselves involved in the court system for many reasons – from witnessing or being the victim of a crime, to custody disputes in divorces. Because testifying in court and being involved in legal conflict can be traumatic, safeguards are in place to make sure there’s a neutral adult who is watching out for the child’s interests during the proceedings. Listen to the Show
Covering Kids and Families of Indiana is encouraging Hoosier adults and children to take advantage of free health care options before school starts.
A new report finds Kentucky has more homeless children than most other states. And state officials warn the problem could get worse.
If you need anymore evidence of our nation’s troubled economy, you need not look any further than the kids of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The most recent Kids Count report shows an increase in the number of children living in poverty in our region, as well as an increase in children who qualify for free or reduced lunches. It’s not all bad news though, as the same report shows a reduction in teen births and high school dropouts. Listen to the Show
One hundred years ago, a group of Louisvillians launched what has become the city’s oldest arts organization. Now, it’s celebrating its founding. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The Louisville Visual Art Association started out with an exhibition in 1909. On Tuesday it kicks off a year-long celebration. It includes an exhibit from the association’s Children’s Free […]
There are 7,600 students in Jefferson County Public Schools that meet the criteria for homelessness. And that’s a 300 child increase from last year.
Jails aren’t pretty, and their not supposed to be. But now jails have programs to help inmates turn their lives around, and in Louisville art is part of the mix. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Jails across the country are overcrowded, and more than half of the 13 million people who are released from local jails […]
University of Louisville public health researchers have been chosen to participate in the nation’s largest study ever to look at environmental influences on children’s health and development.
Louisville’s Free Public Library opened its doors 100 years ago today. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports on how our expectations of the library have changed. “Where are baby’s eyes? Look, they’re open wide. Can you see those peepers peek, peering side to side,” says librarian Catherine Braganza reading to a group of toddlers during “story time’ […]