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 …

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 …