Single parents working to cover both roles can find themselves spread thin when it comes to critical resources, like time, attention, and money. My Extended Family addresses needs experienced by children from single-parent homes, helping fill in the gaps with comprehensive and preventative support in a safe, caring environment. The programs My Extended Family runs include homework help, school advocacy, big brother/sister mentorship, and more. Our main focus is on providing a warm, wholesome space where children can connect and thrive.
My Extended Family is led by a core group of passionate professionals who understand the special needs of the families we serve. They, in turn, oversee a highly motivated team of counselors, mentors, and volunteers that make our youth feel like they’ve come home.
The hallmark of our organization has been our creative gatherings and events which generate an inviting, wholesome atmospheres conducive to cultivating life-sustaining relationships. Our carefully planned programs focus on the wellbeing of the children in a safe welcoming environment.
The wholesome ambiance at My Extended Family breeds secure, supportive groups in a natural setting, creating a loving Extended Family, even for children from single parent families.
My Extended Family is led by a core group of passionate professionals who understand the special needs of the families we serve. They, in turn, oversee a highly motivated team of counselors, mentors and volunteers that make our youth feel like they’ve come home.
Our dedicated team is based in Brooklyn, from where we support a network of volunteers and professionals throughout the Tristate area.
From the Chinuch Director
Imagine how hard it must be for a child whose parent is deceased or whose parents are entangled in a bitter divorce? Through no fault of their own, these children lose the safety of an available and loving adult. They are at greater risk of dropping out, losing their path and finding “comfort” in destructive places, ultimately abandoning their family, friends and community. My Extended Family provides comprehensive and preventative real time support to these children, in a safe and caring environment. We provide the tools to help them not only cope, but also to thrive. We provide assistance and nurturing for the child, filling in the gaps and void that may exist at home. Our aim is to ensure that the child is cared for, eventually graduates successfully, and that he or she remains connected to their family, their roots and the community. I invite you to join us in our mission, to help surround every Jewish child with the love and support he or she needs.
– Rebbetzin Tzippy Vigler, Director of Educational Programming