UofL program designed to help families living at Wayside Christian Mission


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A 27-week project designed by the University of Louisville to help some of city’s most vulnerable families improve their parenting skills will conclude on April 26 with a 7 p.m. graduation ceremony at Wayside Christian Mission’s Hotel Louisville.

    Psychology professors Barbara Burns and Lora Haynes created the Resilient Families Project for children and parents who live at Wayside Christian Mission’s Hotel Louisville and emergency homeless shelter. More than 120 Wayside residents participated. The classes, which began last October, emphasized resilience, compassion and improved communications and child management skills. The project is part of a larger initiative to help Wayside residents adopt critical thinking skills for making major life decisions.