About Us

The Multicultural Family Institute (MFI), incorporated in 1991, is a non-profit educational institution devoted to post-graduate family therapy training, research, and consultation to community institutions from a Multicultural Systemic perspective. We are committed to promoting social justice, and countering societal forces that undermine people because of race, gender, culture, class, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. We seek to create a world in which all members of our community share in the possibility of finding a “home place” where they feel safe and can receive educational, health, and mental health resources that allow them to function at their best. MFI began as a Family Training Program at the Community Mental Health Center of UMDNJ in 1974 and is now located in Highland Park NJ.

“Never doubt that a small group of people can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  – Margaret Mead