The Toby Center for Family Transitions™ was founded in Florida in 2008 as an affiliate of the national Children’s Rights Council (CRC) in Washington, DC (www.crckids.org). Originally incorporated in 2000 by Yale University School of Law as the Children’s Rights Council of Connecticut, Inc., the Toby Center has become the registered trademark for the CRC of Connecticut.
The Center honors its namesake, Toby Roseman, who learned to value family while growing up during the Great Depression and WWII. As a mother, Mrs. Roseman advocated the rights of women and people of color to choose their own destiny. She was the third oldest sibling in a family of seven children. As a teenager during WWII, she worked after school at Remington Rand Typewriter and United Aircraft to build aircraft fighter engines. Toby’s philosophy embraces her love for family and the fundamental principle coined by the national Children’s Rights Council in 1985 that: