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Family Enrichment Centers (FEC) | NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)

Family Services Everyone

Family Enrichment Centers are warm, inviting spaces open to all community members. They are led by caring staff and parent advisory councils. FECs are meant to promote protective factors – like social connection, access to concrete needs, and parental resilience — that foster strong family and community environments, contributing to healthy child and youth development. FECs are a community-driven spaces where all community members have access to and may benefit from activities and programs (called “offerings”).

  • FECs are open to all community members and help to uplift the enormous strengths in each child, youth, and adult who walks through its doors. They support healthy family functioning.
  • Giving your name, address, and other identifying information is optional and not needed to visit an FEC.
  • Spaces are bright (in both color and energy) and community members are welcomed to participate in any of the following:
    • Meet neighbors
    • Participate in a café with other parents or community members to discuss issues in your life
    • Co-facilitate groups
    • Pick up or drop off a donation
    • Call or text about a family issue or need
    • Socialize over a meal
    • Build knowledge or a skill
    • Join a virtual meeting or discussion
    • Help plan, organize, or lead an event
    • Sit, reflect, and relax
    • Participate in a range of fun, family- and community-centered activities
    • Learn or share about community programs and resources
  • FECs may help individuals and families connect with supports if requested, but they do not require any screenings. FECs also do not provide case management.

How to apply

Find an FEC near you.

How to get help

Contact an FEC near you if you need help.

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