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 learned …

Trauma-informed Care at TFC

Last year, The Family Center began partnering with the National Council for Behavioral Health to launch and implement a Trauma-informed Care Initiative.  This Initiative is aimed not only at strengthening our services for New Yorkers affected by trauma, but also at infusing an increased sensitivity about, and responsiveness to, trauma and re-traumatization into all our work.The Initiative kicked off with …

Celebrate Keith’s Birthday & All-Around Awesomeness!

Keith is turning ferocious five on February 2, 2018!As a family, we decided that going forward into 2018, we are putting more emphasis on what’s really important in our lives which is quality time with our loved ones, more experiences, more kindness, less materialism, and being a blessing to others.Keith loves celebrating his birthday with his family and friends, eating …

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 …