submitted by Family Enrichment Center
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and every year Family Enrichment Center organizes the Run and Walk for Children to kick off the month! This is our 22nd year for this great event and it is scheduled for March 24 at Ephram White Park! This fundraiser has been the backbone event for the agency, raising more than $50,000 each year with 100% of the net proceeds going to support our programs.
Our event includes a Half Marathon, Two-Person Half Marathon Relay, 5K Run, 5K Fun Walk, and Kids One Mile Run! There really is something for everyone, and we encourage you to form a team. Teams of four or more people will receive a $2 discount on their race entry! For more information about Family Enrichment Center’s Run/Walk for Children go to runwalkky.com or call 270-781-6714.
In 1979, a small group of local people wanted to do something to address keeping children safe in Bowling Green and surroun
ding counties. In an effort to do that, a grant was written to form a crisis drop-in nursery called Wee Care. Little did they know that Wee Care Childcare Center would be the safe place for hundreds of children over the years and continues still today! With our new center, we can now serve 49 children with early childhood education services at an affordable rate.
Family Enrichment Center’s mission is to empower families. We’ve come a long way in the past 40 years, and today, in addition to Wee Care, we offer parenting classes, support groups, adoption support services, in-home parent education, supervised visitation services, Safe Spots, and community outreach. We work every day to promote healthy family functioning and to increase public awareness, knowledge and sensitivity so that we can help families be the best they can be. We know that if people understand the problem they will help us work towards making families great, for our children’s sake.
For more information about Family Enrichment Center, Inc. visit our website at www.FamilyEnrichmentCenter.com or call 270-781-6714.
Family Enrichment Center is supported by the Cabinet of Health and Family Services, Kappa Delta, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, United Way of Southern Kentucky, WHAS Crusade for Children and local businesses/community contributions. Special thanks to our start/finish line sponsor Kroger.