Cane Run Neighborhood Place on Monday hosted a special celebration to commemorate its 20th anniversary of serving families, while South Jefferson Neighborhood Place on Tuesday will celebrate renovations after 21 years of serving the community.
Mayor Greg Fischer and Councilwoman Jessica Green joined current and former Cane Run staff, council members and agency partners Monday at the 3410 Lees Lane site to mark the occasion with cake, games and group photos.
Neighborhood Place provides health care, education, employment and social services to local families. Last year, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place at Fairdale served 14,000 families, and their satellite office at Valley High School served an additional 12,300 families. Located in the Shively/PRP area, Cane Run Neighborhood Place served nearly 15,000 households.
“South Jefferson and Cane Run are two of our eight outstanding Neighborhood Place locations across Louisville, each providing vital resources and services for our residents,” said Mayor Fischer. “Each facility allows nearby families to receive services at one location conveniently located in their neighborhoods. I want to thank the partner agencies and local communities who have built this successful model and reshaped our community’s social service system.”
On Tuesday,May 22nd, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place partners and members of the community will rededicate the renovated site with a celebration from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1000 Neighborhood Place in Fairdale. Renovations include new flooring, paint and furnishings in the office and waiting areas. The new look provides a brighter, more inviting and contemporary space for families served as well as staff.
Tuesday’s program starts at 3:30 p.m. and will include remarks from JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio; the city’s Chief Resilience Officer Eric Friedlander; Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch, Bill Wagner, CEO of Family Health Centers and other supporters. Tours will be offered, Fairdale Christian Church will be grilling hot dogs, and Kidz Club will also have a tent to hand out water, chips, cookies and cake.
The South Jefferson facility was opened in May 1997 alongside the Fairdale Family Health Clinic and near Fairdale High School and South Park Teenage Parent Program to reinforce the strong partnership between Neighborhood Place and Jefferson County Public Schools.
“The Neighborhood Place Collaborative highlights that by working together across agency lines, we are able to better serve our students and their families,” said JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio. “The only way to remove barriers to education is by working together as a community to address the needs of our students and their families.”