In 2013, The Family Place received the honor of once again being named an exceptional non-profit in the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington. More information coming soon.
In April, The Family Place celebrated International Children’s Day by hosting an event on April 26th, which provided Latino American families and children to spend time together. Thanks to the JElena Group, staff, volunteers, and families we were able to enjoy the outdoors, engage families and children in activities and games, and provide educational entertainment by “The Science Guy”.
Check out this article about TFP Children’s Day HERE.
In November, The Family Place was chosen to receive donation from the Kid Rock Foundation as part of Kid Rock’s “Care” tour. Kid Rock performed at the Fillmore in Silver Spring on November 16th and a few TFP representatives were invited to attend a press conference before the concert. Haley Wiggins, our Executive Director, along with representatives from another local non-profit named So Kids Can, spoke briefly at the press conference.
Check out a great article about the event here.
View pictures of the event here
On November 9th, The Family Place participated in Razoo’s Give to the Max Day, a 24hr fundraising event that raised over 2 million dollars for various local non-profit organizations. The Family Place is pleased to announce that we raised $8,147.00 with the help of our generous supporters. Thanks so much for commitment to our mission.
For more information about supporting The Family Place, check out our Donate page.
In honor of the Domestic Violence Awerness month, The Family Place’s support group Círculo de Mujeres Latinas en Acción, in collaboration with El Zol hosted a community forum to help people get informed and take a stand against domestic violence. People from the community were invited to join the group and wear white.
Click here for a great article about the event in El Pregonero online.
On September 28th Executive Director Haley Wiggins together with Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director of the Pew Hispanic Center were interviewed on CNN on the program USA Directo with Juan Carlos López. Mark Hugo Lopez recently published a report entitled Childhood Poverty Among Hispanics Sets Record, Leads Nation, which you can read here.
In 2009, The Family Place was honored to be one of the exceptional non-profits included in the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington. To visit The Family Place’s page on the Catalogue for Philantropy website, please click here.
In 2009, The Family Place Awarded One of Ten 2009 Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Grants.
On July 2, 2009, Executive Director Haley Wiggins was interviewed for a radio show named “Viva La Mañana” hosted by Telemundo. In the interview, Haley discusses details about The Family Place and in particular our Domestic Violence program.
El Zol Radio
The following links are domestic violence articles featured on El Zol 99.1 (a popular radio station in our area) and El Pregonero News. The broadcasts are in Spanish and include information about The Family Place’s Domestic Violence Support group.
For three decades, Washington, D.C.’s ‘Family Place’ has helped and welcomed the sojourners among us.
In April 2011, The Family Place was highlighted on 88.5 WAMU’s Community Minute. Haley Wiggins, Executive Director of The Family Place, gives an overview of the program as well as a personal anecdote emphasizing the positive impact that TFP has had had on our community for many years. Here is the link to the broadcast.