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About Center Families
Center Families is the Center's family program for LGBT parents and their children, for those considering parenthood, and for all LGBT people in the context of their families - of origin or of affinity. Founded in 1989, Center Families gives children ongoing opportunities to befriend others from similar families, while their parents have a chance to meet, socialize and build their own support network. Center Families, which advocates at state and local levels for the rights of alternative families, has become a national and regional model for LGBT family organizing. In its almost 20-plus year history, many thousands of families in the tri-state area have utilized Center Families program offerings.
Center Families programs include support groups for LGBT parents and prospective parents; cutting edge individual/couples & family counseling, information and referrals as well as play dates, monthly free legal clinics and other networking opportunities for LGBTQ families in the Tri-State area. Advocacy groups for LGBT parents with children in public schools; support and education around alternative insemination, adoption, surrogacy and cooperative parenting arrangements; forums on issues such as custody when LGBT parents separate or financial planning for alternative families; and recreational programs for children (Halloween Parties, Holiday Parties, Play Days, etc.).
CONTACT: For more about Center Families, call 646.556.9300 or email email@example.com.