As a counseling center, guided by universal principles of empathy, understanding, and growth, Kindred Place stands unequivocally with Black and Brown people against racial inequities and injustice. We stand with children whose schools have more armed officers than counselors. We stand with mothers and fathers who fear for their children’s safety and for their own, every single day.
In this time, when the floor feels unsteady and the sky out of reach, join us in solidarity with parents who fear for their sons and daughters, with all who seek peace and justice.
Today, like you, most of us are working from home.
But a few of our therapists, on a new rotation schedule, are in our building calling clients. In between calls, we're all learning Zoom and Slack and Teams, just like you are.
Like you, the board and staff at Kindred Place have been monitoring the news and carefully considering public health recommendations to protect our clients, our staff, and the community. The last thing we want to do is add a burden or barrier to families who are already struggling. Read more on our health and safety precautions as we navigate these challenging times, together.
Kindred365 is a blog series that offers daily insights from Kindred Place. Check back every day for a new piece of advice, encouragement or tips to help build healthy relationships and peaceful homes.
The resources available at Kindred Place are designed to help you and your family find healing – no matter what stage you’re in. It’s never too late to ask for help. When you’re ready to talk, we’re here to listen.
Taking good care of ourselves includes taking care of our mental health. Recently the Kindred Place team started a new practice: Mindful Mondays.
Relationships are complex, dynamic, and can sometimes be hard. That's why it's so important to understand whether what you're experiencing in your relationship is healthy or abusive. This infographic details the spectrums that exist in all relationships between healthy and abusive behavior. When you're ready to talk about the pain or trauma from your relationship, we're here to listen
Whether you’re in school and looking for an experience to further your understanding of family violence, or you’re passionate about serving the Memphis community, we have many opportunities for volunteers at Kindred Place.
Sometimes, violence can hide in plain sight — even within your own family. Henry's story is one such case that shows us how compassion and action can help put an end to at least one family's violence.
Achieving success takes both a leader and a manager. However, no one said they had to be the same person. This post explores why both roles are necessary when working towards a goal.
When children know that they've done something well, it encourages them to continue behaving in a healthy way. MS Clinical Intern at Kindred Place, Kendra Simmons, offers a few tips for praising good behavior.
As children learn and grow, they are faced with a number of emotions and thoughts that must be guided with care and compassion. Clinical intern, Kendra Simmons, offers a method of listening that is sure to build a strong, healthy relationship with your child.
Once a month, our executive director, Jennifer Balink, will share a blog post on how Kindred Place is working to build resilience, relationships and healing in our community. This month, she discusses the emotions that come along with transition, and how to thrive in times of uncertainty.
Healthy family relationships are built on trust and a sense of safety. Kendra Simmons, clinical intern at Kindred Place, discusses the importance of dedicating 15 minutes every day to spending quality time with your child.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and we’re recognizing this problem by outlining a few signs to look out for and a few ways to take action.
Once a month, our executive director, Jennifer Balink, will share a blog post on how Kindred Place is working to build resilience, relationships and healing in our community. This month, she dives into the power of StrengthsFinder and how it can create tenacity and confidence in individuals and teams.
In this blog post, we will discuss some of the life-changing ways to navigate feelings of shame, from ourselves and from others, that will help empower self-worth and create a positive life.
Take a look at one technique that we use at Kindred Place that can help children manage emotions as they experience new feelings.
Anger is a complex emotion. It's important to learn more about it in order to navigate those feelings in a healthy way.
When learning to express feelings of anger, it can help to identify the root cause of the emotion in order to prevent the situation from escalating into violent behavior.
Take a look at a few quick tips for parenting teens from Amy Gallimore, C.A.M.P. manager and family therapist at Kindred Place.
Meet Asia, one of our wonderful practicum students!
For more than 30 years, the agency you’ve known as the Exchange Club Family Center has been helping children by healing families. The organization will now be reintroducing itself under a new name: Kindred Place.
For those who have experienced family violence, suicidal thoughts are often familiar, which is why it is so important to receive the right kind of care and support. There are a number of causes that could lead one to take their own life, and now is the time to start looking at the roots of suicide and the ways to prevent it.
It’s important to allow yourself to experience all emotions, including anger, in healthy ways. Anger is a natural emotion and it is not the enemy, but how a person chooses to act on it is extremely important.
Last month, Kindred Place launched a 10-week program called, “Let’s Talk About Parenting.” The program provides parents with skills and resources to balance love and discipline with their children.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which is timely for one in six adults who are living with mental illness in the U.S. Whether you are impacted by mental illness, or you know someone who is, we have a few tips to help make sure that your mental health is a top priority.
Steve Moorman has been a blessing to The Family Center, and to the at-risk children he's served for nearly the past decade, and we are sad to see him leave our organization at the end of June.
While parenting can be a hard topic to discuss at times, two employees at the Exchange Club Family Center are here to break it down with a 10-week “Let’s Talk About Parenting” program designed just for you.
Get to know Ashley Murphy, the Family Center's Family Services Therapist .
Get to know Angela Rusk, the Family Center's Client Services Therapist.
Children who witness violence – often called the silent victims – are more likely to exhibit unruly behavior, to be victimized as adults, or to become abusive themselves.
Inspiring kids and parents through his words and actions has been Reggie White's goal since becoming a volunteer for the Family Center in 2006.
On February 24, we danced the night away at Ballet Memphis for one of the best events of the year, our annual Hands of Hope Auction Party!
Get to know Bob, in our latest "Why I Give" donor profile.
We're proud to announce the appointment of Nicky Hitching as development director of The Exchange Club Family Center.
Get to know Amanda Russell, the Family Center's Director of Strategic Planning for the Domestic Violence Assessment Center.
Whatever your New Year’s resolution may be, we have a few outlined ideas to help you make 2018 matter.
Donor Suzie Bowen shares why she contributes to our organization.
We hope you’ll consider donating to The Family Center this holiday season.
Get to know Patricia Maynard, the Family Center's Director of Clinical Program Services.
Get to know Katie Bailey, the Family Center's Director of Interns and Volunteers.
To be truly human requires both the capacity for empathy and the capacity for joy, and we cannot give up either for the other.
Get to know Katie Laws, the Family Center's Community Outreach Specialist.
During last year’s Hilton Global Month of Service, we were fortunate to have over 60 Hilton Memphis employees come to The Family Center and transform a couple of our rooms.
Get to know Judy Reynolds, the Family Center's Receptionist.