The Family Resource Center is committed to uplifting our community by providing free services, resources, and workshops. Our programmatic year runs from July through June. FRC Social Workers served our community this year by completing 643 appointments with community members inclusive of children; we've helped over 98 people connect to employment services, and have had an average of 50 families visit our free clothing boutique each week.

We've responded to food insecurity in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing meals for eight families in quarantine and distributing over $1,300 in Trader Joe's gift cards –– as well as $24,600 in emergency cash assistance! And, each month over 100 community members have enjoyed our wellness workshops supporting healthy cooking, creativity, and parenting.

At the Family Resource Center, we believe in the strength of this community. Our mission is to continue to provide support, respect, and dignity to all who come through our doors. We're with you all the way.

To get in touch with us about any of our services, please visit
The Family Resource Center’s social work team aspires to take an equitable and client-centered approach to care, tailoring our work to each individual’s needs and identity. Our staff is multilingual with social workers speaking Spanish and Chinese, and represents the diverse cultures, races, ethnicities, and life experiences of our city.

Our mission and goal are to bring a holistic approach to caring for our community members. In the upcoming year, we will address their needs in three key areas: supporting stability, sustainability, and quality of life.

In order to best serve our clientele, we've built a strong network of community partnerships with organizations who support our work around care coordination, crisis intervention, and holistic services. Each person that visits an FRC care worker has the opportunity to be connected to specialists in workforce development (with our partners at New York Urban League), legal consultation (via New York Legal Assistance Group), mental health counseling from The Jewish Board, and much more! Our social workers are dedicated to working closely with each individual to identify their needs, and to connecting them to the best possible resources to achieve their goals.

You don't need to be in crisis to see a social worker! We are here to be your advocate and counsel, and to link you to resources that can improve your life.

Our social work team is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. To schedule an appointment, email us at [email protected] or call (646) 395-4246.
Computer Lab Hours and Classes with Candoo Tech
Lab Hours: 12 pm to 4 pm
Classes: Mondays and Fridays at 1 pm

Visit our Community Computer Lab for access to free wifi, computer technology and programs, and free computer courses. These are available to anyone in the community who needs them and are free and open to the public!
Mindful Art
Friday, July 8 | 9:30 am | At MCC

Experience art as a meditative and healing practice. Our mental health and art staff have teamed up to create a safe space for stress-reducing creativity. This is an adult-only group that meets in person at MCC. Register below!
Family Resource Center Presents: Adventures in the City
Thursday, July 28 | 8:30 am to 2 pm

Join your FRC friends for Adventures in the City! This month's trip will be to the Prospect Park Zoo! Let's discover all that New York City has to offer young children together! All trips are free and include breakfast, a bag lunch, and transportation via MTA for one child and one escort. This event is for children, ages 1-5. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

To register, email [email protected].
Family Resource Center Celebrates Juneteenth

The FRC celebrated Juneteenth at this month's Cooking with Kenya workshop! This holiday commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Black people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on June 19th, 1865, enslaved people were declared free under the terms of the Emancipation Proclamation. The celebrations included lots of delicious food. In recognition of the day our featured meal was red beans and rice with fried okra!  
Join us for July's Cooking with Kenya
Friday, July 29 @ 9:30 am | In-person @ Essex Market or on Zoom

Join us in-person or through Zoom for a free monthly interactive cooking workshop where participants prepare nutritious, creative, plant-based, and budget-friendly recipes. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in self-care and mindfulness practices that support healthy eating habits and will receive $6 in Essex Market Bucks for their participation. There will also be raffle prizes at the end of each workshop! Register Below!
ReLoved Boutique Summertime Donations

ReLoved Boutique at Manny Cantor Center is a partnership between the Family Resource Center and Early Childhood @ MCC where children’s gently used apparel, books, furniture, and other treasures find new homes. We carry sizes infant-5T.

The ReLoved Boutique is in need of summertime donations! Shorts, bathing suits, sandals, and more are all on our wishlist. If you have any of those to donate please stop by the FRC, and shop while you're there! In response to the recent shortage, the FRC has been able to acquire a limited supply of infant and toddler formula for distribution to our community. To register for the distribution please fill out the following form here.

*Please note that completing the form does not guarantee receipt of the formula. Upon completion of the form you will be contacted by a member of the Family Resource Center. Formula is limited to one container or pack per family and will be distributed while supplies last.

Shopping Hours:
Monday through Friday 9 am to 3 pm | No appointment necessary

*We are currently looking for donations of summer clothes and bathing suits for children 0-6T. Stop by the boutique during open hours to drop off your donations!     
Partner Highlight: Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES)

We are very happy to be deepening our partnership with Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES), which will soon be providing on-site services related to workforce development and housing. This will include workshops on tenants' rights, heat and hot water, organizing, interviewing, and applying for jobs, and more. GOLES will also work one-on-one with clients to help them find the right fit for their schedule, their experience, and based on their individual long-term goals.

Stay tuned for the next open house on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 3!
Email [email protected] to learn more.
New York Legal Associate Group (NYLAG) Support Van
Monday, July 11 | 10 am | At MCC

Our partners at New York Legal Associate Group will provide free legal information consultations in their van in front of the Manny Cantor Center. Please email [email protected] to inquire. 
Educational Alliance's Manny Cantor Center
646-395-4280 | [email protected]

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