A New Board Chair for The Family Center

The Family Center recently experienced an exciting, yet bittersweet, leadership change.  Shamoun Afram (pictured above left), who served on our Board since 2011, and as Board Chair since 2015, stepped down from The Family Center Board of Directors.  While we will miss Shamoun, we are excited to announce that Joel M. Field, III (pictured above right) will ascend to the …

2nd Annual Harvest Ball is a Smashing Success!

On Thursday, October 18th, Family Center Board members, Leadership Council members, staff, volunteers, donors and client families gathered at Tribeca Rooftop in Manhattan to celebrate our work at the 2nd Annual Harvest Ball.  The evening was filled with moving speeches from Family Center youth and a mother who tragically lost a daughter to gun violence.  Guests were moved by these …

Race for the Cure in Memory of Yvette

For many years now, The Family Center has partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater NYC to provide counseling and legal representation to low-income, minority women impacted by breast cancer, and their families. Our Race for the Cure team, TFC Pink Ladies & Gents, rallies every year to support the Komen NYC-Family Center partnership and the NYC women …

Changing Law, Changing Lives

On June 27th, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Senate Bill S6217A, amending Section 1726 of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act. This legislation amends the law in New York State to allow parents to designate a standby guardian to take over the care of their children in the event that the parents are detained, incarcerated, deported or otherwise separated …

Our Teens Have #Goals

On Friday, April 6th, Family Center teens sacrificed their last day of spring break to learn more about how to develop and achieve their goals in life. Hosted by 2018 Harvest Ball Honoree Aren LeeKong and his wife Aliya, #Goals was a day filled with thoughtful conversations, moving testimonials by a variety of speakers and activities to help teens formulate …

The Yellow Rose Prom Project: Back in 2018

The Yellow Rose Prom Project is back for 2018!  The Family Center is once again delighted to partner with Shauna to provide a glamorous prom experience to a young woman who has lost her mother and is receiving Family Center services. Shauna conceived of The Yellow Rose Prom Project when she first toured The Family Center in December 2015 and …