From the Director, Summer 2009

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.

All of these presentations will feature professionals who are experts in each of the topic areas listed. Our Circle of Friends has been busy working on two events for the fall: a hayride on Oct. 16 in recognition of our CELEBRATE 9!! birthday and our seventh annual HOLLY FEST benefit on Dec. 3. See our Presentations page and Calendar page for more information.

We are pleased to be a part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program, which will contribute $5 million to charities this year. Show your support to The Family Center by becoming a member and using your Kroger Plus Card each time you shop at Kroger. More info…

The Family Center’s newly formed Association of Professionals has been developing into an extensive online resource directory utilized by both families and professionals. This fall we plan to offer our second Meet & Greet for School & Mental Health Professionals. Our first in May was very successful!

Having a centralized hub for information, resources and referral like The Family Center is more important now than ever before. Stress from uncertainty and increased demands challenge families in so many ways. The Family Center provides solutions by serving as a conduit to services, professionals and resources that families need. You can help The Family Center. Make our upcoming programs better than ever by making a contribution today. Thank you!

Enriched Communities Through Stronger Families
The Family Center serves as the community’s hub for information, resources and referral for both families and professionals. The Family Center is a non-profit organization founded to promote a deeper understanding of the role of parents and others in supporting our youth to become competent, caring and responsible community members.

All gifts are tax-deductible.
To volunteer or contribute, visit, call (313) 447-1374.
Email: or write to: The Family Center
32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236