Letter From the Director

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.

We have just launched a complete redesign of our familycenterweb.org Web site. The newly enhanced site serves as a community hub providing extensive online access to information, resources and referrals. Visitors will be able to view or download Navigating the Adolescent Years: A Road Map, Ask the Experts articles, program fliers and much more valuable information! We’ve added the new Association of Professionals online referral directory, along with polls, links and improved photo galleries.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to extend our grateful appreciation to all of the sponsors, individuals, businesses, schools, students and organizations that supported our sixth annual HOLLY FEST benefit on Dec. 4. It was a great, festive way to begin the holiday season! Special thanks to Lois and Gail Warden, our honorary chairpersons, to Lois Warden and Beth Moran, benefit co-chairs and to the HOLLY FEST committee for its dedication to make this annual benefit a true success!

We would also like to acknowledge all of our special friends who contributed to our CELEBRATE 8!! appeal. Their names are listed in the current issue of our newsletter (download PDF). Thank you for helping us to celebrate this milestone! We also thank our Newsletter Advertisers and Supporters and hope that you will thank them with your patronage (download PDF).

Your support is invaluable, as together “we” make a difference!

Wishing a New Year filled with promise for all!

Deborah A. Liedel, Executive Director

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 www.familycenterweb.org, call (313) 447-1374.
Email: info@familycenterweb.org or write to: The Family Center
32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236