Toy Drive Wonder Prevails in 2020

To keep our client families and donors safe this 2020 holiday season, The Family Center conducted our first-ever virtual Toy Drive.  It was a great success with many individuals, companies, schools and faith-based groups participating!  (Photos above taken pre-Covid.) A special thank-you to the following: The Ad Council Goldman Sachs Kane Street Synagogue LinkedIn Families Liquidnet for Good MGNY Consulting …

Artist Angeli Rasbury Ensures Our Youth Voices Matter

Bed-Stuy artist, author and educator Angeli Rasbury has been working with The Family Center children and teens for the last two years.  Earlier this year, she conducted workshops through Our Voices Matter, a project supported by a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council. Angeli says, “I am honored and immensely inspired working with children and youth.”  The Family Center is …

Love Takes Action at TFC

The Family Center is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a $50,000 Love Takes Action award from the New York Life Foundation.  This grant will allow us to continue serving NYC children and families impacted by trauma and loss, support which is now more essential than ever, as COVID-19 amplifies our clients’ challenges. “We are grateful for the …

TFC Adds More Integrated Services

The Family Center is thrilled to announce that we are launching a new program called a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic.  For the first time in our agency’s 26-year history, The Family Center will offer integrated primary medical care and substance use disorder services through this new program. In May, The Family Center learned that our application for a new …

TFC Board Chair is a Hall of Famer!

The Family Center is thrilled to announce that our Board Chair, Joel M. Field III, has been inducted into Cause Strategy Partners’ Board Chair Hall of Fame! Cause Strategy Partners helps social good organizations, like The Family Center, achieve their missions fueled by great leadership, great strategy, and most importantly, great results.  The Family Center has been grateful to participate …

Being Anti-Racist is Central to Trauma-Informed Care at TFC

The Family Center is thrilled to announce that our application to participate in The National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s upcoming Summit has been accepted. The Summit focuses on how being anti-racist is central to trauma-informed care, the exact kind of compassionate, professional care that our social workers, attorneys and other expert staff provide to clients and their families every day. …

TFC Quoted in The Chronicle of Social Change

The Family Center Executive Director Ivy Gamble Cobb and our Director of Social Services, Marya Gilborn, were both recently quoted in The Chronicle of Social Change! At The Family Center, we are proud to serve kin caregiver families and always hope that our knowledge and expertise helps provide this brave community of caregivers and children with the resources they need …

Caregivers Celebrate 2019 & Kick Off 2020

Since The Family Center’s inception 25 years ago, we have been committed to supporting caregiver-headed families, or families in which children are being raised by someone other than their biological parents. In 2019, our expert social workers and clinicians facilitated three different support groups for caregivers raising minor children.  At the end of the year, these caregivers -aunts, grandmothers and …

25th Annual Toy Drive & Holiday Party A Smashing Success

As The Family Center marks a quarter-century of serving NYC families in 2019, this year’s holiday celebrations were exceptionally festive. On Saturday, December 21st, over 500 New Yorkers gathered with Family Center Board members, Leadership Council members, volunteers and staff for our Annual Holiday Party.  This year, The Family Center’s Annual Holiday Party was hosted with special support from Capital …