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Join Brooklawn Child and Family Services for their Bright Lights of Brooklawn Holiday Event on Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The youth and staff of Brooklawn is inviting area children and families to its holiday party where they will be celebrating the season with a lighting of the Brooklawn Christmas Tree, a visit from Santa Claus and a tour of the Brooklawn cottages, specially decorated by the children and adolescents who reside at Brooklawn. Holiday treats and food will be available to all guests.

Brooklawn Child & Family Services is located at 3121 Brooklawn Campus Drive (off Goldsmith Lane). For additional information please call Missy Fountain, Director of Community Development at (502) 451-5177.

Brooklawn Child and Family Services was founded as an orphanage in 1851 for the children of Louisville’s growing German immigrant population, Brooklawn provides comprehensive care, treatment, and education for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and is one of the largest agencies of its kind in the state of Kentucky. Children admitted to Brooklawn have often been victims of severe abuse, neglect or other trauma, and oftentimes, they have been separated not only from their birth family, but have had the additional trauma of rejections from adoptive or foster parents. Today, their residential programs serve over 100 boys and girls ages 5 to 18 from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky without regard to race, creed or national origin. Brooklawn is one of the larger non-profit health and human services organizations in the community.  www.brooklawn.net

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