The ‘play,’ using family dolls who are self and family representatives, helps reveal the feeling life of the preschool child.

Margaret Morgan Lawrence MD

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Among Poverty Populations

WAYS TO Support the Harlem Family Institute

The Institute traditionally derives its income from foundations, its trustees and other individual contributors, corporate matching grants, houses of worship, and its students.

Though the Institute is working to increase its revenue from the schools and community organizations that host its clinical-treatment centers, it is also eager to expand its financial support from foundations and individual donors.

To this end, it is working to lift its public profile and is seeking to develop relationships at all levels to increase its financial support.

It is interested in partnering with organizations or individuals who can help it achieve its goals and is preparing products for individuals to encourage them to donate or bequeath funds.

If you would like to work with us to support the Institute's mission, please contact us.

Development Team

Michael Connolly
President & Executive Director
Co-Chair, Development Committee


Les Von Losberg
Co-chair, Development Committee
914 332-4707

Development Committee:
Les Von Losberg and Michael Connolly
 Kyler Culver
 Sandra Fell
 Tom Kenny
 Stephen Kurtz
 Toni Levi
 Brian Peterson
 Neanda Salvaterra
 Thomas Wagner
 Ernest Wetzel

Nonprofit Status

The Harlem Family Institute is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and is a publicly supported organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permited by law.

A copy of the Institute's latest annual report may be obtained upon request from the Institute or from the New York State Attorney-General's Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10271.

Community Resources

LEGAL: The Institute appreciates the pro bono legal assistance delivered by the Lawyers Alliance for New York, whose business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods.

BANKING & FINANCIAL: The Institute is grateful for the support it receives from the unique services of Charity Service Centers, P.A., which connects nonprofits across the nation with banks.

Monetary Donations

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Checks or money orders should be made payable to the Harlem Family Institute and be mailed to:

The Harlem Family Institute
2 Riverside Drive #5D
New York, NY 10023

Scholarship Funds

The Institute has two scholarship funds to support its students' training: the Margaret Morgan Lawrence Fund and the Barbre Fund.

The Margaret Morgan Lawrence Fund honors the HFI founding trustee who is the nation's first African American woman pediatrician and psychoanalyst. The Barbre Fund honors the memory of C.B. Barbre Jr., father of the Institute‚Äôs former longtime executive director, Claude Barbre III.

Checks should be made out to the Harlem Family Institute, specify which fund they are for and be mailed to:

The Harlem Family Institute
2 Riverside Drive #5D
New York, NY 10023


Toys, Games and
Art Materials

The Institute welcomes donations of toys, games and art materials:

Art materials: Colored paper, white drawing paper, markers, crayons, scissors, glue, rulers, erasers, tempera paints, brushes, small paint trays, smocks, etc. Collage materials: buttons, yarn, metallic paper, beads, feathers, string, etc.

Toys and games of all kinds, especially for imaginative and therapeutic play, such as dolls' houses and the dolls and furniture for them; families of animals; action figures and Lego or PlayMobile figures and construction kits.