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 …

The Family Center Team Wins Morgan Stanley’s 11th Annual US Strategy Challenge

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced that The Family Center team has won the eleventh annual U.S. Strategy Challenge, the Firm’s flagship pro bono program, which brings together rising talent to help nonprofit organizations solve strategic, mission critical challenges. Over the past ten weeks, Morgan Stanley employees provided in-depth consulting services to nine local nonprofits, addressing key strategic challenges such …

Celebrating a Vibrant Partnership to Benefit Vulnerable New Yorkers

From left to right: Board Chair Joel Field gives a thumb’s up, Board member Adam Mintz, Consumer Advisory Committee member Carolynne Perine-Lee, Board member Richard Osterweil, Executive Director Ivy Gamble Cobb, and Board member Vikram Shankar. Carolynne’s children Jabari and Samari are also happily joined in accepting the Community Impact Grant check for The Family Center. The Family Center recently …

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 …

TFC Celebrates a Quarter Century of Keeping NYC Families Stronger, Longer

In 1994, The Family Center was founded to answer the child’s question, “Who will take care of me?”  HIV/AIDS was devastating NYC families and leaving children without parents.  Four women working in NYC government at the newly created AIDS Services Division decided that something must be done -and The Family Center was born! A quarter century later, The Family Center …