Family Ties

Sharon became caregiver of her two young grandsons when her daughter died of breast cancer at age 27

Sharon became caregiver of her two young grandsons when her daughter died of breast cancer at age 27

Across New York City, there are over 80,000 households led by grandparents or other kin who are raising children due to the illness, absence or loss of their biological parents. The Family Center offers a full array of services to these families, who are often struggling financially and emotionally. Our services are available in the home in all five boroughs and include the following:


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    Individual and Family Counseling, with specialization in family transitions, trauma, and grief and loss

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    Developing a permanency plan to address who would care for children if a caregiver becomes incapacitated or dies

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    Case management and advocacy to ensure families have all the services and benefits that they need

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    Legal assistance on family law, housing, lifetime planning and benefits matters

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    Parenting groups and support, specialized for grandparent caregivers

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    Recreational activities for families

Eligibility: Across the five boroughs of New York City, most kinship caregivers, foster parents and adoptive parents will be eligible for services under one of our caregiver contracts. Services can be delivered in the office or home. Please call our intake line for details at 718-230-1379

Languages: Services are available in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.