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 …

In Loving Memory of Barbara Blakney

The Board of Directors and the Executive Staff of The Family Center are saddened to announce the passing of Barbara Blakney. Over the last 20 years, Barbara was instrumental in helping The Family Center expand and develop new service offerings that have changed the lives of over 10,000 NYC families. Barbara was a faithful member of the Board of Directors …

Career Exploration Event

Tuesday, Sept. 18th TFC hosted a Career Exploration event for our teens.  The night consisted of an interactive conversation with a career diverse panel of individuals that included TFC family counselor, Florie St. Aime; entrepreneur and former TPLW peer, Douglas Moss; freelancer and Family Center dance group choreographer, Rick Long; entertainment guru and Yellow Rose Prom Project creator, Shauna Kamiel; …

An Encore at The Family Center Dance Recital

In January of this year, Family Center youth started attending dance classes twice a week with an incredible dance instructor. After several months of hard work and dedication, they wrapped up the class with a fantastic dance recital at the end of June. Check out their moves in the video below!

A Meal with the LC

Please join The Family Center’s Leadership Council (LC) for dinner Monday, May 21st from 6:30 to 8 p.m in Manhattan as they host an open meeting for prospective members. Everyone must register through Eventbrite in order to attend. The LC works tirelessly to support Family Center programming and was recently a critical force in launching our new Economic Justice Project through …

Celebrating TFC’s JFK Runway Run, If Not Running

The cold on Sunday, April 15th did not stop The Family Center from celebrating the JFK Runway Run with a brunch hosted by Board Chair, Shamoun Afram. Team TFC and supporters gathered early Sunday afternoon for food and drinks while mingling and learning more about the agency’s work. For the first time in 6 years, we did not participate in …

TFC Runs Again

Sunday, April 15th, Family Center Board members, staff, volunteers and supporters will take to the tarmac of JFK Airport’s runways! For the sixth year in a row, The Family Center is fielding a team to participate in the JFK Runway Run. Over the years, and thanks to dedicated supporters, the JFK Run has generated over $82,000 for The Family Center. …