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The Latest News From Family Centers
A Message from CEO Bob Arnold
I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. None of us could have ever imagined how this global pandemic would alter our lives. Yet, despite our own personal and professional challenges, Family Centers’ team has stepped up in a major way to provide the comfort, support, guidance and reassurance our community needs right now.

Most of our programs continue to operate virtually, including telehealth accessibility for medical and mental health patients. Home visitation, bereavement groups, vocational counseling and ESL classes are also being held through Zoom and other videoconferencing platforms. Our Family Centers Health Care clinic and Stamford CARES teams remain onsite each day to deliver important medical and case management services.

Although we’ve largely adapted to a “transitional normal” of a virtual environment, the absence of human interaction is something very hard to get used to. We miss all of our families, donors, volunteers and supporters, and we look forward to the day when we can be together again in person.

In the meantime, Family Centers is doing everything we can to meet our community's needs during these challenging times. We will get through this together, and I'm sure brighter days are ahead.

Be well,
Bob
Family Centers Remains Open During COVID-19 Crisis

As a mission-based community resource, Family Centers is committed to meeting client needs during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we remain prudent in following the recommendations of national, state and local authorities to ensure our services are delivered in the safest manner possible.

Most of Family Centers' programs remain open thanks to telehealth, video and telephonic technology. Social distancing guidelines have required the closure of our Early Education sites.
Help Those Seriously Affected by COVID-19

The closure of our communities’ restaurants, hair salons and other service-related businesses have greatly impacted our clients’ ability to work. As such, many struggle to afford the food, cleaning supplies and baby items needed to keep their families healthy.

Our Emergency Family Assistance Fund helps cover the costs of basic living necessities during this uncertain time. All donations are tax-deductible, and 100% of funds go directly to those in need.

Yankees GM to Hold Virtual Baseball Talk to Help Families

Family Centers welcomes New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman on Thursday, May 14 at 11 a.m. for a virtual baseball conversation to support local families seriously impacted by COVID-19.

By making a minimum donation of $25, participants will gain access to the exclusive Zoom meeting with Cashman. In addition to discussing the outlook for the 2020 MLB season, he will share some of his favorite Yankee stories.

100% of proceeds will benefit Family Centers' Emergency Family Relief Fund.
Shop on Amazon and Help Clients in Need

 While you're at home shopping on Amazon, please consider placing a few extra items in your cart for our neediest families.

We've put together an Amazon Wish List of items based on client requests. With so many of our families out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, non-perishable food, cleaning supplies other essentials are in great demand. Educational toys and games for homebound students are also needed.

Creating care packages for families in need is a great family activity for kids of all ages.