Behind the Scenes: Decking the Halls at The Family Center

Nearly everyone involved with The Family Center knows about all the work that goes into our Annual Toy Drive and Holiday Party.  We are especially thankful to three groups of volunteers, in particular, who helped us prepare for this 2017 holiday season. On Friday, December 1st, the MAC AIDS Fund sent volunteers who creatively conceived of, and designed, a backdrop …

Our Expert Staff Kick It Up a Notch

The Family Center staff are experts in their fields and deliver expert services. They are also all over NYC doing amazing things! Recently, our Childhood Development Specialist Rose Rodriguez ran the TCS New York City Marathon, finishing in less than five hours. A contingent of staff cheered Rose from the sidelines.  She credits her endurance not only to hours and …

TFC Brings Families & Community Members Together

As 2017 nears a close, The Family Center is working harder than ever to bring families and community members together.  We have a long list of groups meeting these days and wanted to share it. Groups that have been meeting for some time and will continue to meet include: Caregivers’ Corner provides support and resources to kinship families and adoptive …

Our 2017 Harvest Ball was a Great Success!

On Thursday, October 19th, Family Center Board members, Leadership Council members, honorees, supporters and staff gathered together to celebrate our Inaugural Harvest Ball!  The Family Center was delighted to be honoring long-time funder The Deerfield Foundation and long-time supporters Dr. Joseph Ruggiero and Ms. Bernadette Herward Davida.  The 2017 Harvest Ball Master of Ceremony was Emmy award-winning WABC7 journalist Lauren …

TFC Runs Breast Cancer Out of Town

On Sunday, September 10th, The Family Center teamed up with Susan G Komen for the Cure, Greater NY Affiliate to run breast cancer out of town in the 2017 annual Race for the Cure. Our team of over twenty walkers and runners included staff, peers, supporters and even youth members!  The Family Center also had a presence at the Education …

TFC Joins the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 2017

On Sunday, September 10th, Family Center staff, clients and volunteers will gather together to participate in the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC 2017 Race for the Cure.  Every year, our team has a fabulously fun time -all for a great cause.  Whether Family Center team members choose to run, walk, or take advantage of the benefits of the Race’s Survivor …

Summer Book Drive at TFC

The Family Center is hosting a Summer Book Drive to encourage a love of reading among the children and adolescents receiving our expert services. Thanks to dedicated Family Center Board member Emily Parapanov and her generous employer Wells Fargo, we are hosting this drive to combat “Summer Reading Loss,” which is a well-documented challenge for low-income children who actually fall …

Calling All Community Members: Workshop Series for Parents & Caregivers

The Family Center recently launched an exciting workshop series for any and all interested parents and caregivers. The series began on Thursday, April 27th with a session about identifying and addressing the signs and symptoms of trauma in children teens. The next workshop sessions will focus on Health Eating on a Budget on May 25th, and Summer Reading: Tips and …

TFC’s 5th Annual JFK Runway Run: A Flying Success

On Sunday, April 9th, Family Center Board members, staff and supporters gathered at JFK Airport in Queens for the JFK Runway Run. The weather was gorgeous for this 5K Run on a closed airport runway. Everyone participating enjoyed themselves, regardless of their finish time -though team TFC did boast the 7th runner to cross the finish line! Five years ago, …

The Yellow Rose Prom Project

The Family Center is proud to announce that adolescent NYC girls, enrolled in high school and receiving our expert services, will benefit from a prom glam giveaway for the second year in a row. The Yellow Rose Project was created by Shauna Kamiel in an effort to honor her late mother and grandmother. When she toured The Family Center’s facility …