King of Pop’s Compassion Lives On

Over the Columbus Day holiday weekend, The Family Center collaborated with Heal the World for Children NYC to host a day filled with musical activities focused on spreading the positive messages found in Michael Jackson’s art and work.  Founded by the King of Pop’s fans from around the world, Heal the World for Children was inspired by the love and …

TFC’s Largest Turnout Ever for the Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure®

On Sunday, September 18th, over 23 runner and walkers joined The Family Center Pink Ladies & Gents in Central Park for the 2011 Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure®.  Participants included TFC staff members, Buddy pairs and other members of our extended ‘family’, many of whom understand firsthand the terrible toll that breast cancer can take on families. For …

Network. Advocate. Make a Difference.

The go-getting, dynamic, and diverse volunteer group that raised over $100,000 for The Family Center mentoring program is looking for new members! Local professionals who seek to raise awareness, resources, and funds for vulnerable children and families in New York City, join The Family Center Leadership Council. The Leadership Council celebrates the idea of family with a passionate commitment to …

Duane Reade Helps New York Family Rebuild Life & Home

Duane Reade is more than just New York City’s largest and most favored pharmacy.  While most New Yorkers think of Duane Reade as their local drugstore, The Family Center knows that Duane Reade is a compassionate force working to improve the lives of families in our city through the Duane Reade Charitable Foundation. For the last three years, Duane Reade …

Assessing a Child Can Make All the Difference

The Family Center is proud of our commitment to research and evaluation.  Only by learning how our programs truly help vulnerable children and families can we refine our services to maximize their impact. The Family Center launched Early Support for Lifelong Success (ESLS) in 2008 when we received funding from the federal Abandoned Infants Assistance Program (AIA). Our goal:  to …

Help TFC Run Breast Cancer Out of Town!

The Family Center benefits from the support of many private funders, but our relationship with The Greater NYC Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is extra special.  For several years now, we have received a Community Breast Health Program grant from the Komen Greater NYC Foundation to provide supportive services to 120 minority breast cancer survivors and their …

Daniel Fennessy Memorial Fund 3rd Annual Halloween Party!

On Friday, October 28th, ghouls and goblins from far and wide will be joining The Family Center for The Daniel Fennessy Memorial Fund’s 3rd Annual Halloween Party! Held at The Inn at New Hyde Park in Long Island from 8:30 p.m. until half past the witching hour (12:30 a.m.), the evening promises to be mischievously fun with dancing, costume contests, …

B-SWEL Hosting Diabetes Self Management Workshops

The Family Center’s B-SWEL Program has partnered with the Community Healthcare Network to run Diabetes Self-Control Classes.  These classes are open to all at-risk diabetics or diabetics over the age of 18.  Participants will meet new people, learn tips and tricks to successfully manage diabetes, eat healthier, and more!  Classes start Wednesday, August 3rd and run for 5 weeks from …

Health and Wellness Workshops with B-SWEL

The Family Center’s B-SWEL program is running a Health and Wellness series! This 6 week workshop is for those over the age of 18 who are at-risk for diabetes, pre-diabetic, or diabetic. Participants will meet new people and make friends while learning all about healthy eating, how to read food labels, eating out and more. Classes start Wednesday July 20th …

Have a Healthy Summer: TFC’s Diabetes Prevention Workshops Begin Next Week

The Family Center’s B-SWEL Program has partnered with the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA for the delivery of the Y-Diabetes Prevention Program (Y-DPP).  The Y-DPP is for those 18 and over that are at-risk or pre-diabetic.  Y-DPP will help participants’ lose weight, eat more healthily and move more in an effort to prevent diabetes.  If you or someone you know is at risk …