The Family Center recently launched a Youth Advisory Board to help us develop programming for NYC youth and identify emerging needs of youth in our community.
On February 16th, they went on a outing in Dumbo. Enjoy the fun photos of our fabulous Family Center teens!
Twenty-five years went by in a flash. So much has changed, and yet much remains the same. For example, The Family Center mission has changed, but the professional, compassionate, trauma-informed way that we work with client families has never changed -and never will change.
Take a look at our Then and Now list below. What do you remember most from 25 years ago?
|TFC’s work answers a child’s question, “Who will take care of me?”||TFC’s work keeps families stronger, longer.|
|The Lion King and Forrest Gump are released in theatres.||Black Panther makes Academy Award history as the first superhero movie nominated for an Oscar.|
|TFC works predominantly with children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS.||TFC works with New Yorkers and families affected by any illness, crisis, or loss.|
|Major League Baseball Players Association begins a strike causing the season to be canceled.||Mariano Rivera becomes the first person unanimously nominated into the Baseball Hall of Fame.|
|TFC opens on Reade Street in lower Manhattan but serves families city-wide.||TFC’s office is in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn but we continue to serve New Yorkers throughout the city in numerous locations.|
|Amazon is founded.||Amazon announces its plans to open HQ2 in Long Island City.|
|TFC provides predominantly social and legal services.||TFC offers social, legal, and behavioral health services.|
|Sheryl Crow won best new artist at the Grammy’s.||Kendrick Lamar wins a Pulitzer Prize for Music.|
|TFC is grounded in research that shows how many children will be orphaned by HIV/AIDS.||TFC research demonstrates that our programs reduce maternal depression and improve the chances of mothers returning to work or school, among other positive metrics.|
Thank you for following this blog and for supporting The Family Center on our 25-year journey. We look forward to celebrating our 25th Anniversary with you throughout 2019!