Behind the Scenes: Decking the Halls at The Family Center

Nearly everyone involved with The Family Center knows about all the work that goes into our Annual Toy Drive and Holiday Party.  We are especially thankful to three groups of volunteers, in particular, who helped us prepare for this 2017 holiday season. On Friday, December 1st, the MAC AIDS Fund sent volunteers who creatively conceived of, and designed, a backdrop …

Bringing the Holiday Spirit to Thousands

Saturday, December 16th TFC welcomed over 400 families and 2,500 children to our annual Holiday Party, the culmination of our annual Toy Drive.  Eager children awaiting pictures with Santa designed artful crafts alongside helpful volunteers from New York Life, Liquidnet, and Pariveda.  At the close of the day, each family left with bags of toys for their children thanks to …

Our Expert Staff Kick It Up a Notch

The Family Center staff are experts in their fields and deliver expert services. They are also all over NYC doing amazing things! Recently, our Childhood Development Specialist Rose Rodriguez ran the TCS New York City Marathon, finishing in less than five hours. A contingent of staff cheered Rose from the sidelines.  She credits her endurance not only to hours and …

TFC Brings Families & Community Members Together

As 2017 nears a close, The Family Center is working harder than ever to bring families and community members together.  We have a long list of groups meeting these days and wanted to share it. Groups that have been meeting for some time and will continue to meet include: Caregivers’ Corner provides support and resources to kinship families and adoptive …

Our 2017 Harvest Ball was a Great Success!

On Thursday, October 19th, Family Center Board members, Leadership Council members, honorees, supporters and staff gathered together to celebrate our Inaugural Harvest Ball!  The Family Center was delighted to be honoring long-time funder The Deerfield Foundation and long-time supporters Dr. Joseph Ruggiero and Ms. Bernadette Herward Davida.  The 2017 Harvest Ball Master of Ceremony was Emmy award-winning WABC7 journalist Lauren …

TFC Runs Breast Cancer Out of Town

On Sunday, September 10th, The Family Center teamed up with Susan G Komen for the Cure, Greater NY Affiliate to run breast cancer out of town in the 2017 annual Race for the Cure. Our team of over twenty walkers and runners included staff, peers, supporters and even youth members!  The Family Center also had a presence at the Education …

Pizza & Wine with the LC

The Family Center’s Leadership Council (LC) is hosting a pizza, wine & info session for prospective members on Tuesday, Sept. 12th from 6:30 to 8 p.m at the offices of Pariveda Solutions at 150 E. 52nd Street, where LC Co-Chair Ansley Galjour works. The LC works tirelessly to support Family Center programming and was recently a critical force in launching …

TFC Joins the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 2017

On Sunday, September 10th, Family Center staff, clients and volunteers will gather together to participate in the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC 2017 Race for the Cure.  Every year, our team has a fabulously fun time -all for a great cause.  Whether Family Center team members choose to run, walk, or take advantage of the benefits of the Race’s Survivor …

Summer Book Drive at TFC

The Family Center is hosting a Summer Book Drive to encourage a love of reading among the children and adolescents receiving our expert services. Thanks to dedicated Family Center Board member Emily Parapanov and her generous employer Wells Fargo, we are hosting this drive to combat “Summer Reading Loss,” which is a well-documented challenge for low-income children who actually fall …