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 …

TFC Takes to a JFK Runway on April 14th

For the 6th year in a row, The Family Center is hitting a runway at JFK International Airport to run and walk a 5K race hosted there. This year, we have five Board members running, along with staff and other volunteers. As has become tradition, The Family Center hosts a brunch following the JFK Runway Run so we can thank …

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 …

Holiday Season 2018 at TFC

The Family Center just wrapped up another fun, festive holiday season thanks to the help of Santa and scores of generous donors and volunteer elves. Thanks to these groups and hundreds of generous supporters, Family Center client families and their children gathered on Saturday, December 22nd to meet Santa, do arts & crafts, and receive big bags filled with toys …

A New Board Chair for The Family Center

The Family Center recently experienced an exciting, yet bittersweet, leadership change.  Shamoun Afram (pictured above left), who served on our Board since 2011, and as Board Chair since 2015, stepped down from The Family Center Board of Directors.  While we will miss Shamoun, we are excited to announce that Joel M. Field, III (pictured above right) will ascend to the …

2nd Annual Harvest Ball is a Smashing Success!

On Thursday, October 18th, Family Center Board members, Leadership Council members, staff, volunteers, donors and client families gathered at Tribeca Rooftop in Manhattan to celebrate our work at the 2nd Annual Harvest Ball.  The evening was filled with moving speeches from Family Center youth and a mother who tragically lost a daughter to gun violence.  Guests were moved by these …

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; …

Race for the Cure in Memory of Yvette

For many years now, The Family Center has partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater NYC to provide counseling and legal representation to low-income, minority women impacted by breast cancer, and their families. Our Race for the Cure team, TFC Pink Ladies & Gents, rallies every year to support the Komen NYC-Family Center partnership and the NYC women …