Junior League of Cincinnati Concludes Three Year Partnership with Family Nurturing Center

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The Junior League of Cincinnati (JLC) has entered its final year of a three year partnership with the Family Nurturing Center (FNC). The JLC provided FNC with $75,000 in grant funding, as well as hundreds of hours of support and advocacy from its 750+ volunteers.

During the JLC’s partnership with FNC, they have made a considerable impact on the organization. Volunteers from the JLC were trained to support the FNC’s facilitated visitation program, which provides opportunities for children to visit with non-custodial parents in a safe, supervised setting and builds skills to foster healthy family relationships. Throughout the course of the partnership, JLC members also received education about the impacts of childhood trauma and the benefits of trauma-informed care. 

Jane Herms, President & CEO of the FNC, shared that “our work with the Junior League has exceeded our expectations in every way. The time, expertise, resources and connections that these amazing women have shared will have an impact that will reach far beyond our three-year agreement. We are so grateful for the League’s partnership, leadership and friendship.”

Junior League Impact (2021-2023):

  • Hosted a giving tree during the JLC’s annual Tour of Kitchens holiday fundraiser, providing more than 75 items from FNC’s wish list directly benefiting FNC’s participants
  • Provided over 60 volunteer hours annually to FNC’s Fall Fest and over 45 hours annually to FNC’s annual fundraiser, Prom for a Purpose
  • Over 40 members attended FNC training to support their facilitated visitation program
  • Secured new furniture (donated from US Bank, valued at $12K) for the lobby and conference rooms, creating a more welcoming space for FNC participants
  • JLC has contributed a member to serve on the FNC board since 2021
  • JLC’s Advocacy & Education Committee led social media campaigns in April to increase awareness of and support for Childhood Abuse Prevention month
  • JLC’s Program Acceleration Committee coordinated with local businesses to support FNC’s “Light the City Blue” campaign, displaying blue lights on their buildings on a designated day in April
  • JLC’s New Member Committee created Mother’s Day gift kits for FNC participants
  • JLC’s Program Acceleration Committee created art, imaginative play and learning carts and decorated their lobbies to create a more welcoming and comfortable environment for participants 
  • Coordinated Back to School pictures and activities for families in the visitation program providing meaningful family experiences
  • Scheduled regular cleanings of FNC’s Cincinnati office, beautifying the space and allowing FNC staff to spend more of their time with children and parents

“It has been an honor to partner with the Family Nurturing Center as our key community partner for the past three years,” shared René Robers, JLC President. “Our members have grown as we have helped to support and promote healthy family relationships, and we have also benefited from cross-mentorship and learnings from their staff. They will forever be a part of the Junior League family.” The official partnership with FNC and JLC will close at the end of the League’s year on May 31, but the relationship between the two organizations will continue on into the future.



The Junior League of Cincinnati is a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International, a nonprofit organization of women whose shared mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training. Established in 1920, the Junior League of Cincinnati plays an integral part in the communities of Greater Cincinnati. By empowering women and providing valuable leadership training, we give local women the tools to get involved, put their talents to work, and positively impact the communities of the Greater Cincinnati region. For more information on the Junior League of Cincinnati or about becoming a Junior League member, please visit jlcincinnati.org


Family Nurturing Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social service agency serving families in Northern Kentucky and Hamilton County, OH. For more than 40 years, Family Nurturing Center has been dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse by promoting individual well-being and healthy family relationships. Services and programs focus on the education, prevention, and treatment of all forms of child abuse and neglect. For more information on Family Nurturing Center and its programs, please visit familynurture.org.