Spring Soirée

Thursday, April 28th The Family Center celebrated our 2022 Spring Soirée at Tribeca Rooftop. The event replaced the annual Harvest Ball, which was pushed back two years due to the pandemic. This year’s three honorees included a woman who has made it her mission giving young people the dream prom experience; an entire family with a decades-long record of supporting Family Center …

TFC Welcomes NYS Attorney General and The Brooklyn Community Foundation

On Thursday, March 24th, The Family Center was thrilled to welcome NYS Attorney General Letitia James and The Brooklyn Community Foundation to our office.  The Foundation announced 10 new grants to support recovery programming and substance use disorder services in Brooklyn. The Family Center is a grateful recipient of one such grant awarded by the Foundation! Family Center executives with …

NYS Essential Workers Run the Brooklyn Marathon for Trauma-Exposed TFC Youth

George and Luis are friends who challenge each other to do better and be better.  The Family Center is thrilled to benefit from their friendly competition this coming Sunday, April 24th, 2022 when they run the Brooklyn Marathon for the children and youth receiving our services. As essential workers, George and Luis know what the collective trauma of the past …

Another Successful Parenting Support Group

The Family Center has just wrapped up another cycle of our virtual Parenting Journey group. It was 12 sessions of laughter, tears, introspection and community. As our parents worked through some difficult topics and discussions, we definitely grew closer in our shared commitment to raising the future leaders of tomorrow.  For those who are unaware, Parenting Journey is a 12 …

Our Voices Matter

Throughout the extended pandemic period that has disrupted our lives and transformed ways of thinking, Angeli Rasbury has remained committed to helping The Family Center’s youngest clients make art. At the start of 2021, virtual workshops as part of the Our Voices Matter project was not something she had given any thought.  We’d  planned in-person workshops, but our plans were forced to …

Financial Literacy Workshops are Going Virtual with New and Renewing Partners!

Thanks to Family Center Board members and Leadership Council members, our Financial Literacy workshops for clients are continuing despite the pandemic. Bank of China is a new partner in our Economic Justice Project!  Thanks to the passionate advocacy of Board member Maggie Jiang, TFC will be training Bank of China employee volunteers in how to facilitate virtual “FinLit” sessions. A …

Kayla Runs the NYC Marathon & Fundraises for TFC

A NYC speech pathologist working with children, Kayla has seen first-hand the devastating impact of this pandemic on our City’s children. With 95% of Family Center children living in poverty before Covid, they need more support than ever before. Kalya is running the NYC Marathon in support of our children as they recover and heal from the traumas of the …

LWI

Welcome Legal Interns!

The Family Center Legal Wellness Institute welcomed four interns to their team at the start of this summer. Two of four LWI summer interns at TFC’s staff garden party. Susannah Howe is a student at Yale Law School and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy from Brown University. Rachel Marc is a student at Brooklyn Law School and has …

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 …