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. …

TFC Adds More Integrated Services

The Family Center is thrilled to announce that we are launching a new program called a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic.  For the first time in our agency’s 26-year history, The Family Center will offer integrated primary medical care and substance use disorder services through this new program. In May, The Family Center learned that our application for a new …

TFC Board Chair is a Hall of Famer!

The Family Center is thrilled to announce that our Board Chair, Joel M. Field III, has been inducted into Cause Strategy Partners’ Board Chair Hall of Fame! Cause Strategy Partners helps social good organizations, like The Family Center, achieve their missions fueled by great leadership, great strategy, and most importantly, great results.  The Family Center has been grateful to participate …

Being Anti-Racist is Central to Trauma-Informed Care at TFC

The Family Center is thrilled to announce that our application to participate in The National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s upcoming Summit has been accepted. The Summit focuses on how being anti-racist is central to trauma-informed care, the exact kind of compassionate, professional care that our social workers, attorneys and other expert staff provide to clients and their families every day. …

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. …

TFC Quoted in The Chronicle of Social Change

The Family Center Executive Director Ivy Gamble Cobb and our Director of Social Services, Marya Gilborn, were both recently quoted in The Chronicle of Social Change! At The Family Center, we are proud to serve kin caregiver families and always hope that our knowledge and expertise helps provide this brave community of caregivers and children with the resources they need …

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 …

Caregivers Celebrate 2019 & Kick Off 2020

Since The Family Center’s inception 25 years ago, we have been committed to supporting caregiver-headed families, or families in which children are being raised by someone other than their biological parents. In 2019, our expert social workers and clinicians facilitated three different support groups for caregivers raising minor children.  At the end of the year, these caregivers -aunts, grandmothers and …

25th Annual Toy Drive & Holiday Party A Smashing Success

As The Family Center marks a quarter-century of serving NYC families in 2019, this year’s holiday celebrations were exceptionally festive. On Saturday, December 21st, over 500 New Yorkers gathered with Family Center Board members, Leadership Council members, volunteers and staff for our Annual Holiday Party.  This year, The Family Center’s Annual Holiday Party was hosted with special support from Capital …