Save the date. Picnic 165 is coming on Saturday, August 9th and it's going to be bigger and better than ever. Stay tuned to this page and join our email list for all the latest updates. Also, plan to join us for Friday Night Live on Friday, August 8th.
Would you like to be a Picnic Volunteer? Visit our online sign-up page to choose a position and shift that fits your schedule.
PARKING INFORMATION: Since a large portion of the back campus is taken up with the new construction, there will be some adjustment to parking for Picnic this year. Some parking will still be available from the Brownsboro Road entrance as usual. There will also be an off-site parking area with shuttle service to and from the Picnic. Shuttles will be running throughout the day and the off-site parking is within walking distance for those who might prefer to walk. PLEASE NOTE: Off-site parking is for Picnic Day (Saturday) only. There will be enough parking area on-site for riday Night Live. Click the links below for driving directions and the shuttle route map.
NEW THIS YEAR: A special indoor, air-conditioned gathering space for St. Joe's alumni. Many folks who spent part of their childhood at St. Joe's return during the Picnic to greet and reminisce with old friends. This year, the Media Room will be open as a dedicated space for alumni. Follow signage at the east end of the building for directions.
The musical line-up for Friday Night Live has been announced. Up and coming country music star JD Shelburne will headline the music for the evening. The Shane Dawson Band and Blackbird County will open the show. The evening is sponsored by Summit Media.
Welcome to Our New Executive Director
St. Joseph Children’s Home welcomes Grace C. Akers as our new Executive Director, beginning August 1. Ms. Akers was previously with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, administering foster care, adoptions, and family support programs. Her leadership and long-time service to children in crisis throughout Kentucky will be such an asset to St. Joe’s residential treatment, foster care and adoption programs.
Ms. Akers brings a breadth and depth of experience not only as an administrator, but also as a strong advocate for abused and neglected children. She was the regional director in the Southern Bluegrass Region for the Department for Community based services since 2007 where she oversaw a 10 county region. Additionally, Akers holds distinguished honors and awards throughout the state, including her work with CASA.
Some Immediate Needs for Our Kids
A general wish list is available on the Ways to Help page, as well as program-specific wish lists for Foster Care, Residential and CDC. However, we sometimes have special/immediate needs for specific items. Our current needs are listed below:
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