Groups are Creating

Creative groups are a hallmark of what distinguishes The Family Center as community where clients are encouraged to use their voices. Recently, Bed-Stuy artist, author, and educator, Angeli Rasbury, led a creative writing group for our caregivers, Family Center clients raising children not biologically theirs.  Caregivers wrote down their thoughts based on specific cues given by Angeli and then discussed …

YAB Goes to Coney Island

The Family Center’s Youth Advisory Board met for the first time in-person since 2020! We thanked these youth leaders by taking them to Coney Island. Enjoy the photos and video below.

Pilates People Supports The Family Center

Thank you for donating $400 while working out with Pilates People!! Sunday, March 28th Pilates People raised $400 by hosting a lively donation based, virtual pilates class. The 45-minute class was open to all fitness levels and taught by Pilates People creator, Cassandra. We are tremendously grateful to the generous women at Pilates People, who recently celebrated their one year …

TFC Teams Up with Pilates People

We are delighted to announce a partnership with Pilates People!! Sunday, March 28th at 10am Pilates People is hosting a virtual, donation-based class supporting The Family Center’s work. Pilates People was founded in March of 2020 as a way to keep people connected and moving. We’re here to bring the joy of the studio into the comfort of your own …

TFC Attends the NCTSN Summit

Last month six members of The Family Center’s newly created Divisity, Equity and Inclusion team attended a half-day summit hosted by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The summit, titled NCTSN Being Anti-Racist is Central to Trauma-Informed Care: From Awareness to Action, featured renowned author and former White House Fellow to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Dr. Wizdom Powell. …

The Family Center Talks Kinship Families

On Tuesday, May 19th, The Family Center hosted Best Practices for Supporting Kincare Families in Community Settings, a webinar developed by The Community Technical Assistance Center of New York (CTAC). Family Coordinator, Anita Bhattacharjee, and Social Services Director, Marya Gilborn, talked about working with kincare families including discussing the common needs of kinship caregivers and barriers they face accessing care. …

The Family Center Response to COVID-19

As you, our cherished supporters, know: The Family Center works to keep vulnerable New Yorkers and their families stronger, longer.  While COVID-19 wreaks havoc on our city and the communities we serve, The Family Center and our client families are resilient.  We are here and we will persevere. Many Family Center clients are at high risk for COVID-19: grandparents raising …

TFC Takes On a 5K at JFK

On Sunday, April 14th, The Family Center participated in the JFK Runway Run for the seventh year in a row. The 20-person Family Center team consisted of Board members, Leadership Council members, and generous volunteers and donors. Following a foggy morning 5K run, everyone was invited to a lively, yet intimate, thank-you brunch hosted at Board member Richard Osterweil’s home …