The 169th Annual St. Joe’s Picnic: For the Kids will be here before you know it! Avoid the ticket lines this year by purchasing them online. Pre-sale tickets for food, beverages, rides, and activities can be mailed directly to you (if ordered by July 31st) or can be picked up at will call via St. Joe’s receptionist desk, any time before August 10th.
Make an impact this summer and sign up to be a picnic volunteer! Opportunities are available between August 9th-12th including set up, booth worker positions, and more. Both individual and group opportunities available for all ages! Start your tradition of volunteerism today!READ MORE
SJ kid, “Billy,” (age 11) has lived at St. Joe’s for five months and struggles daily with Tourette’s syndrome. Billy was adopted at 18 months old but was given up to state’s custody by his adoptive parents because of his complex medical issues. His family said that they would not have adopted Billy if they knew he would “turn out this way” and have no further contact with him. Since coming to St. Joe’s, Billy has shown amazing therapeutic growth in the areas of speech, cognition, and emotion regulation. This spring, he learned of the state wide protest to the government’s budget cuts to education and wanted to do something to help his teachers. He didn’t feel it was right for his teachers to pay for most of their class materials and decided to host a bake sale to raise money for the school. Join us by baking an item and/or attending the bake sale on June 21st. As Billy says, “Have a bake sale, change the future!”READ MORE
The Board and Staff of St. Joseph Children’s Home cordially invite you to attend the St. Joe’s Society Luncheon on June 21st, 2018 at 11:00am. See event flier for details.READ MORE
We are so proud to announce that 24 children were adopted in 2017 from the St. Joe’s Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption Program! That is the most adoptions St. Joe’s has ever had in one year and reflects the increased need for Kentucky’s children to find their forever homes. More children in Kentucky are in out-of-home care due to abuse and neglect than ever before and St. Joe’s seeks to find them safe and loving homes. St. Joe’s kids need the community to open up their hearts and homes by becoming a St. Joe’s foster parent today! If not you, then who? If not now, then when?READ MORE
St. Joe’s Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption is growing at a rapid pace as more children are in need of homes than ever before. With over 8,500 children in Kentucky’s foster care system, St. Joe’s has one of the highest adoption rates among comparable foster care programs in Kentucky. St. Joe’s is proud to celebrate 16 adoptions so far this year! This November, St. Joe’s kids and families are celebrating National Adoption Month, an initiative sponsored by the Children’s Bureau in partnership with Child Welfare Information Gateway and AdoptUSKids. The emphasis this year is on strengthening teen adoptions by building an effective response system for prospective adoptive families that is part of a wider continuum of support services.READ MORE
Today, there are over 8,500 children in Kentucky’s foster care system who were removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. That number continues to rise due to issues plaguing Kentucky that stem from poverty; largely the drug epidemic that is plaguing our families. The need for loving and safe homes is greater than it has ever been before. Help St. Joe’s create families for abused and neglected children by learning more about the process of becoming certified as a foster parent or respite provider.READ MORE
Saturday, May 21st from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at St. Joseph Children’s Home, 2823 Frankfort Ave, Louisville KY 40206.READ MORE