October 7th-13th is Mental Health Awareness Week
FCA's large network of programs and services often touch the lives of Long Islanders in need of mental health support. As we further emphasize the importance of educating communities and providing mental health support, we must continue fighting the stigma around mental illness all year round. Please read and share some of our client stories below:

Pictured: FCA's Children's Mental Health Team
Keep Up The Momentum From
This Past Recovery Month
FCA and partnering organizations recognized National Recovery Month 2018 with a host of events including recovery celebrations at FCA's Family Treatment & Recovery Centers in Hicksville and Hempstead, support groups and meetings at THRIVE, a 6-day walk across Long Island by recovery advocates to raise funds and awareness for recovery services, and much more.

Furthermore, at a ceremony where Nassau County officials proclaimed September as Recovery Month in Nassau County, FCA President/CEO Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds spoke about the need to increase efforts to provide easy-to-access and effective recovery services in the County to build on the progress that has been made with prevention and treatment services.

As FCA continues to move forward with providing families in recovery with the support they need to get ahead, consider supporting our efforts by becoming a volunteer, by sharing how you or your company is able to collaborate with us or by making a tax-deductible contribution to further our mission.
Dr. Reynolds Delivers Keynote at LIBN's State of the Nonprofit Breakfast
FCA President/CEO Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds spoke to a crowd of more than 200 people at the 2018 Long Island Business News (LIBN) event.

FCA Awarded $100,000 Infrastructure Grant by NYS Senator Elaine Phillips
Funding from this State and Municipal Facilities Program Grant to make necessary renovations to FCA’s headquarters in Mineola, NY.

FCA Raises More Than $172,000 at Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament
FCA honored James W. Cahill, President of the   NYS Building & Construction Trades Council , at the annual Golf & Tennis Tournament which was held at the recently renovated Creek Club in Locust Valley.

Addiction Prevention, Treatment & Recovery
Addiction Prevention, Treatment & Recovery
Programs & Services at FCA
Prevention Services : Located in the heart of Hempstead, FCA's prevention team provides community education in schools as well as counseling with young people and their families to promote well-informed decision making and resilience. 516.486.7200

Family Treatment & Recovery Centers: Located in both Hicksville and Hempstead, FCA's Centers are OASAS-licensed outpatient treatment programs which provide quality care to individuals and their families who struggle with substance use disorder. The Center's extended hours allow for more access to treatment. Hicksville: 516.935.6858 | Hempstead: 516.486.7200

HER TURN : An innovative program based in Hempstead that empowers individuals, primarily minority females, who are struggling with or at-risk of trauma, HIV/AIDS and/or developing a substance use disorder. 516.486.7200 x5246

THRIVE Recovery Community & Outreach Center : Located in Hauppauge, THRIVE is a non-clinical, no-cost Center for individuals and their families in recovery. The volunteer-run Center provides weekly support groups and meetings along with job readiness and wellness activities to help people get ahead. 631.822.3396

SHERPA : In collaboration with Catholic Health Services and Thomas's Hope Foundation, FCA's SHERPA program is comprised of Peer Recovery Coaches who meet with overdose survivors at the Good Samaritan Hospital emergency room to immediately connect them with the proper treatment they need to get on the road to recovery. Peer Recovery Coaches also provide follow up with individuals they meet with and also connect with family members of the individual with the substance use disorder. 516.592.7385 | 631.822.3396

LICADD : An affiliate of FCA, the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) provides community education, screening and referral services for substance use treatment and recovery programs, and a 24/7 hotline.
516-747-2606 | 631.979.1700
Family Education & Support
FCA Awarded More Than $2.3 Million by NYS to Help Address Gang Violence on Long Island.
Adult & Senior Services
FCA's Elder Abuse Awareness & Prevention Conference
With financial exploitation affecting an estimated 80,000 seniors on Long Island, losing an estimated 28 million dollars, FCA gathered a group of leading professionals to inform Long Island's aging community of these financial scams and how to prevent becoming a victim of one.

Opening remarks were given by Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and FCA President/CEO Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds followed by information presentations by professionals and officials working to eradicate elder abuse in Nassau County.

It was a packed room comprised of seniors from surrounding communities and other professionals who were provided with resources and a more profound understanding of how FCA and partnering organizations are working to help prevent elder abuse and help those who have fallen victim to it.

Residential Care
Lakeview House
A big part of helping the young people at our Lakeview House learn to socialize and create memorable moments means providing them with the opportunity to have fun and simply be a teen. Most recently, residents rode bumper cars and roller coasters at Adventure Land and tested their bowling skills at AMF lanes!
Children's Mental Health
Home and Community Based Services Help Young People Get Ahead
Board of Trustees
FCA Appoints April Intrabartola to Board of Trustees
Lisa Ganz Wins LIBN 30 Under 30 Award
Hero of the Month
Gerard Jones Honored as FCA Hero of the Month
This past month FCA honored Gerard Jones for his unwavering support and dedication to further FCA's mission, most recently at the Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament. Gerard has a longstanding history serving as a member of FCA's Board of Trustees and is a valuable asset to the organization's growth.
Upcoming Events
11.15.18 Fall Harvest Celebration
One Island Giving Day
October 26, 2018 will mark the second annual One Island Giving Day. More than 100 not-for-profit agencies will join forces to spread awareness of Long Island's most dire issues and how organizations are working tirelessly to make our communities better places to live.

Professional Development Workshops
Earn your Continuing Education Units!
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The mission of Family & Children's Association is to protect and strengthen Long Island's most vulnerable children, seniors, families and our communities. Through an integrated network of services and counseling, Family & Children’s Association provides help and hope to under served and disadvantaged individuals struggling to build better lives.
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