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The Family Center is a Constant Compass

From the Director

The families that we meet all see changes in the path of their lives. Some are caring for newborns, preparing for kindergarten, transitioning to the middle school years or starting the college selection process. Others are managing relationships, health issues, stress and grief, including coping with the challenges of caring for aging family members.

In all its 13 years of service, The Family Center has been a constant compass – guiding people with questions toward those who can help.

Some of the families that first came into contact with our presentations for newborns continue to attend our presentations for students in upper grades. Some now are part of a "sandwich generation," caring for children while caring for elderly parents or relatives.

We’ve responded with resources designed to encompass this range of need and help families find a way ahead.

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Our Community Says Thank You

From the Director

“Thank you for for providing me with information to help assess my toddler’s needs...”

“Thank you for connecting me a professional to help us guide our adolescent...”

“Thank you for helping us locate services for my aging parent who has become challenged with his daily living routine...”

“Thank you for offering programs that help me be prepared for future issues that may arise in my family...”

“Thank you for being there...”

On the daily basis I have the privilege of being to be able to lead an organization that serves as a compass that guides by helping to point the right direction, helping to find a successful path, helping to navigate the challenges ahead.

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An Amazing 360 Organization

From the Director

Our community partners are often impressed by what is offered by The Family Center. Recently, an official from a large local hospital commented that we offer services in a “full-circle way,” that The Family Center is an “amazing 360 organization.” She said that we cover all the bases in attempting to connect families with professional resources in so many ways: through our presentations and programs, with weekly articles in our Ask the Experts column in the Grosse Pointe News, with the website, the newsletter and with the Association of Professionals.

Wow! It’s great when feedback like that validates our efforts. That’s exactly what we are trying to do: serve as the community’s hub of information, resources and referral for both parents and professionals. Our goal is to be a 360 organization that offers access to services 24 hours a day, 365 days per year!

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CELEBRATE 12!! Enriched Communities Through Strong Families

From the Director

The Family Center will soon celebrate 12 years of service to your community. Families, caregivers and professionals welcome our programs that enable local experts to share their wisdom and reach people in need of education or guidance.

This ability to create connections with local experts is one of the great strengths of our nonprofit organization. Many of the professionals that author our Ask the Experts articles and speak at our presentations are easily reachable through our Association of Professionals online directory.

During just the past seven years we have hosted local presentations and also published hundreds of Ask the Experts articles in our weekly Grosse Pointe News features column. Every article is also posted, archived and searchable on www.familycenterweb.org.

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Board Members: What The Family Center Means to Me

The Family Center of Grosse Pointe & Harper Woods boasts an outstanding board of directors, whose members not only provide their time and expertise to the running of the 11-year-old nonprofit organization but also devote countless hours volunteering. We could think of no better way to describe what The Family Center means to them and the community than in their own words:

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