Center for Family Life in Sunset Park

Life Lines: Finding Family through Musical Improv in Sunset Park

Please follow this link to read the in-depth write up of our Life Lines program, published by Barbara Cervone on What Kids Can Ms. Cervone joined the Life Lines camping retreat and attended the subsequent “Connections” performance- where she spent considerable time interviewing our dedicated staff and participants. Life Lines: Finding Family through Musical Improv in Sunset Park captures Life Lines’ vibrant energy, use of social group work to engage and empower youth, camaraderie, and lasting impact on students.
“When we give students the permission to speak from their own experience instead of someone else’s words to interpret, it shows we trust them” said Julie Stein Brockway. “Improv demands that the students listen closely and support one another, that they take risks.” “Connections—that’s what this show and Life Lines is all about- It recognizes the deep human need to feel accepted and to belong.”



Take a minute to listen WNYC’s powerful story highlighting CFL’s innovative Sanctuary Families Project.

“The bottom line is, if there are dozens of children in Sunset Park who suddenly had nowhere to go and I had space, how could I not do this?” she said.

Hazel Village Partners with CFL

Every Thanksgiving week, Hazel Village donates 10% of all sales to a community group that helps our neighbors.

This year, we are so so so excited to announce they have chosen the Center for Family Life!

Shop Hazel Village This Week to Support CFL!  

In person at their flagship Brooklyn store:
510 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Online at:
and they’ll donate 10% of all sales
from November 22nd – November 28th, aka Giving Tuesday.


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