Description & History
The Family Center was launched in 1994 to give children the peace of mind that they will be taken care of. Founded by four women working at the NYC Department for Social Services, The Family Center initially served vulnerable children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in the community. Over the years, we have expanded our model of providing social, legal and medical case management services to families affected by other illnesses and destabilizing factors. In order to fulfill our mission, The Family Center’s programming fall into two main categories: social services and legal services. Within these two areas much cross-programming exists, with social workers, medical case managers, and attorneys working together to create a comprehensive action plan. This all-inclusive programming model is designed to address all of a family’s needs in order to make a significant and lasting difference their lives. The Family Center is committed to serving the most vulnerable members of the five boroughs of New York City by offering free, confidential, home-based services in a variety of languages.