TFC Welcomes NYS Attorney General and The Brooklyn Community Foundation

On Thursday, March 24th, The Family Center was thrilled to welcome NYS Attorney General Letitia James and The Brooklyn Community Foundation to our office.  The Foundation announced 10 new grants to support recovery programming and substance use disorder services in Brooklyn. The Family Center is a grateful recipient of one such grant awarded by the Foundation!Family Center executives with Jocelynne …

NYS Essential Workers Run the Brooklyn Marathon for Trauma-Exposed TFC Youth

George and Luis are friends who challenge each other to do better and be better.  The Family Center is thrilled to benefit from their friendly competition this coming Sunday, April 24th, 2022 when they run the Brooklyn Marathon for the children and youth receiving our services. As essential workers, George and Luis know what the collective trauma of the past …

Financial Literacy Workshops are Going Virtual with New and Renewing Partners!

Thanks to Family Center Board members and Leadership Council members, our Financial Literacy workshops for clients are continuing despite the pandemic. Bank of China is a new partner in our Economic Justice Project!  Thanks to the passionate advocacy of Board member Maggie Jiang, TFC will be training Bank of China employee volunteers in how to facilitate virtual “FinLit” sessions.A number …

Kayla Runs the NYC Marathon & Fundraises for TFC

A NYC speech pathologist working with children, Kayla has seen first-hand the devastating impact of this pandemic on our City’s children. With 95% of Family Center children living in poverty before Covid, they need more support than ever before. Kalya is running the NYC Marathon in support of our children as they recover and heal from the traumas of the …

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Welcome Legal Interns!

The Family Center Legal Wellness Institute welcomed four interns to their team at the start of this summer. Two of four LWI summer interns at TFC’s staff garden party. Susannah Howe is a student at Yale Law School and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy from Brown University. Rachel Marc is a student at Brooklyn Law School and has …

TFC Shares Our HIV Expertise with NYS

The Family Center has been designated a NYS Center of Expertise for HIV & Older Adults and a NYS Center of Expertise for Hepatitis C & HIV. Thanks to a grant from the NYS Department of Health AIDS Institute, we are proud to share our expertise with our community and NYS in these specialized areas of care.  As a Center …

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 New …