The Family Center is excited to be entering our 9th year of service to the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods communities! We are a local, community-based organization whose goals are geared to benefit our local community. Consider donating “local” this year by supporting The Family Center. By supporting The Family Center, you, in turn, support your community.
Each New Year brings hope of new beginnings, a time for new opportunities, a chance to reflect and refresh. With the present economic situation that faces us all, we have received more requests and inquiries than ever for information from both parents and professionals. The Family Center stands ready to serve.
We have many new programs and offerings to share that will help address the needs of our community. Look for our sought-after enrichment programs to develop in the coming year, featuring new topics of interest for parents, caregivers, professionals and youth.
Spring has arrived! We have two interesting programs planned for May. The first: ChariTea Bear’s Tea Party is a new signature event for The Family Center. The event was a great success. We will also be hosting a Meet & Greet for School & Mental Health Professionals. Read more in our Spring newsletter’s calendar section. Download the newsletter here.
We also have prepared a PowerPoint presentation from our recent Meet & Greet event that summarizes the work of The Family Center:
This is the time of the year when we review our past programs and plant the seeds for upcoming programs. Two of our program planning committees – Early Childhood and Youth – are busy planning our fall and winter presentation lineup. Our Circle of Friends committee is busy working on our spring, fall and holiday events.
Fall is nearly upon us with families wrapping up their summer vacations and preparing children for the “back to school” routine.
As The Family Center prepares for its fall schedule, we are excited to share news and information about our upcoming presentations and events. Our Summer issue of the newsletter is now available online. A warm welcome is also extended to our newly appointed 2009-10 Board of Directors and Advisory Council members.
On Sept. 29 we will offer a special substance use awareness presentation. On Nov. 3 we will offer our annual transition into college presentation. On Nov. 19 we will repeat our annual kindergarten preparation presentation.
This fall marks a special CELEBRATE 8!! birthday celebration for The Family Center. Yes, we have turned EIGHT!!
The Family Center was founded in October 2000. Next year at this time, we’ll be turning NINE and quickly approaching TEN: a full decade of providing enrichment programs & resources to our community! Read more: From the Director – Fall, 2008