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Upcoming Events

2016 Fall Holiday Celebration

Our Annual Fall Holiday Celebration will be held on Thursday evening, November 17th, 6-10 PM at Tam O’Shanter Country Club, with proceeds benefiting the programs and services we provide to more than 20,000 clients a year. Dedicated to protecting and safeguarding the Long Island community’s most vulnerable populations, Family and Children’s mission of compassionate outreach […]

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Family & Children’s Association Selected to Open Long Island’s First Addiction Recovery Center

FCA’s Long Island Recovery Community and Outreach Center is One of Six New Community and Outreach Centers across New York State funded through NYS OASAS

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Family & Children’s Association Welcomes Two New Members to its Board of Trustees

(MINEOLA, NY)… Family & Children’s Association is pleased to announce that Adam Blank, President of Sleepy’s, LLC, and David Lyons, VP of Business Services for

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Family & Children’s is dedicated to protecting and strengthening Long Island’s most vulnerable children, seniors, families, and communities. We offer assistance to those who are experiencing social, emotional, and economic challenges.

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Client Stories

  • Homeless Teen Fights for Her Future

    While most 17 year olds were thinking about their high school graduation or contemplating which college they will go to in the fall, Jessica* was struggling with unstable housing conditions along with her father when she first entered Family & ...Read More

  • Nursery Co-op Program

    Dear Miss Lynn, I am writing this letter in appreciation of your nursing program at Family and Children’s. All of the teachers Lynn Vanderhall, Ana Castillo, and Anita Wilson were very professional in providing a caring and nurturing environment for ...Read More

  • Rent Assistance

    Thank you so much for the assistance on my rent. I was in a rough patch in my life being a single mom with 2 boys. I appreciate all the attention and time you guys have given to my family. ...Read More

  • SAGE Group

    I was referred to FCA by Kings County Family Court after my arrest for assault with intent to harm and endangering the welfare of a child. I was arrested because I’d had an argument with my wife in front of my seven year ...Read More

  • Rebuilding Our Family

    We were at a loss of how to deal with our son Branden, a boy we hardly recognized. The good student who laughed easily had become sullen and angry, missing school and ignoring curfews. We knew the yelling, grounding and ...Read More

  • Set for a Bright Future

    Nachela came to us back in 2011 at the age of 14 because she was suffering from neglect: she was not enrolled in school and was not living in appropriate housing. She had just been removed from her home and ...Read More

  • My Life Matters

    I am the only child of a teenage mother who was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia. During my childhood I felt depressed, worthless, misunderstood and ashamed; I had thoughts of suicide. I thought that suicide would bring me peace ...Read More

  • Keeping My Granddaughter Safe

    My ten-year-old granddaughter Iyona lives with me, and sometimes she wishes she had her mother, father, sister and brother to play with. Her parents are not able to care for her because they’re dealing with various issues and Iyona was ...Read More

  • Getting Back to Normal

    After giving birth to my third child, my joy quickly turned to fear when I was told that my new baby would require multiple surgeries to correct a birth defect. My whole world suddenly turned upside down. I had to ...Read More

  • From Foster Child to Grateful Mom

    I was placed in foster care at a very young age. I lived with my first foster family until the age of 10 when my foster care father passed away. I then moved to a wonderful family with whom I ...Read More

  • Saving Our Family

    For my family, the last fourteen weeks have been a rollercoaster ride and not the fun kind. We were at a loss of how to deal with our son Simon, a boy we hardly recognized anymore. The good student who ...Read More

  • Fleeing Violence

    In 2006, my family made the difficult decision to leave our home in Iraq because of increasing violence and death threats. We had to leave everything we had behind as we struggled to escape a terrifying and escalating situation. Thankfully, ...Read More

  • Finishing High School

    I promised my daughter that one day I would finish high school and even though I’m 50 years old, I decided it was time to get my life straightened out; it hasn’t been easy. After years of relying on alcohol ...Read More

  • Fighting For My Country

    I was 19 when I became homeless back in 2013. My dad, stepmom and I were fighting so much that they finally asked me to leave their house. I couldn’t go live with my birth mom because she left me ...Read More

  • Back On My Feet

    When I was 70 years old, living alone and dealing with Diabetes, I fell and injured my neck and was placed on a ventilator for six weeks. I then spent a year in rehab due to injuries related to the ...Read More

  • A Home Of Our Own

    After years of suffering physical, financial, and emotional abuse from my husband, I finally found the strength to divorce him. After the divorce, however, I was unable to pay my bills and lost my home; suddenly becoming homeless with my ...Read More

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