Join Family & Children’s Association (FCA) at the Engineers Country Club in Roslyn Harbor, NY on November 15th, 2018 as we host our largest fundraiser of the year, the Fall Harvest Celebration. Enjoy an elegant evening complete with a cocktail hour, decadent buffet, raffles and luxury auction items. Proceeds will benefit FCA’s mission to protect and strengthen Long Island’s most vulnerable children, seniors, families, and communities.
We invite you to make an impact on the lives of Long Island’s most vulnerable children, seniors, families and communities by donating auctions items or items for our gift bags for this year’s Fall Harvest Celebration. This is a great opportunity to showcase your brand or service to a large audience and support FCA’s programs and services.
Congratulations to Lisa Ganz for being selected as a 2018 Long Island Business News 30 under 30 award recipient! The award ceremony will be held at The Piermont in Babylon, NY on September 13th, 2018.
As the Senior Director of Family & Children’s Association’s (FCA) Peer and Recovery Services, Lisa Ganz, LCSW, CASAC, brings extensive experience and compassion for the vital care and oversight she provides to enhance the lives of Long Islanders struggling with addiction and working through recovery.
While the opioid epidemic continues to affect countless individuals and families across Long Island, Lisa’s outstanding program development has led FCA’s innovative Peer and Recovery Services, THRIVE and SHERPA, to save and change lives, bringing families closer together and connecting them with resources. THRIVE is Long Island’s first recovery community and outreach center in Hauppauge, NY, where Lisa oversees staff and volunteers, creating a supportive and welcoming environment for THRIVE’s 700+ participants who attend substance-free recreational/social/wellness activities, family workshops and co-dependency support groups. Lisa’s strong relationship with the partnering agencies, Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD), Families in Support of Treatment (F.I.S.T.), and the Long Island Recovery Association (LIRA), which operate THRIVE alongside FCA, also contributes to the Center’s success. Lisa also oversees FCA’s SHERPA program which provides support through peer recovery coaches trained to meet with overdose survivors and their families in emergency departments. SHERPA is being piloted at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, NY.
Prior to working for FCA, Lisa served as LICADD’s (affiliate of FCA) Clinical Director, supervising services such as Family Education and Support, Heroin Outreach and Prevention Education, and the 24/7 Suffolk County Hotline for Substance Use. Other responsibilities included managing LICADD’s grants and program development, and serving on local task forces. Prior to being LICADD’s Clinical Director, Lisa was the Coordinator of LICADD’s Student Assistance Program (SAP) and was instrumental in further developing the program to deliver prevention education services to nearly 30,000 students, parents, professionals and community members annually.
Lisa, a certified life strategies coach, operates a private practice treating young women with a history of anxiety, trauma and substance use. She has also received several awards including the 2015 Caron Treatment Center Award for Educational Excellence. Additionally, Lisa presents at numerous conferences, and has conducted trainings on gaming addiction, healthy coping skills and other topics. She holds a Masters in Social Work from LIU Post.
MINEOLA, NEW YORK, July 31, 2018 –Family & Children’s Association (FCA) will hold its 2018 Golf & Tennis Tournament on September 17, 2018 at the Creek Club in Locust Valley, New York. The event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. with brunch and registration, and will feature prizes for the day’s top scorers, including a $500 Visa card and luxury accommodations at a CSG Partner Property. Cocktails, dinner and a raffle will follow the tournament, as well as the opportunity to bid on a variety of auction items.
During the evening reception, FCA will honor James W. Cahill, President of the NYS Building & Construction Trades Council. A lifetime New Yorker, Mr. Cahill dedicated nearly 50 years to the United Association and has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the labor movement. In 2012, he was appointed President of the NYS Building & Construction Trades Council by its Executive Board, and was soon elected into the position by Council members. Additionally, Mr. Cahill serves as a member of the New York State AFL-CIO Executive Council.
“We’re delighted to be honoring James for his longtime contributions to the construction field,” said Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, President/CEO, FCA. “His extraordinary commitment to safety and improving communities is an important mission that has impacted many lives. We’re grateful for his continued support of FCA and we look forward to a wonderful event on September 17th.”
To register for FCA’s 2018 Golf & Tennis Tournament, visit: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/2018golfandtennis.
To donate auction items, raffle prizes or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact FCA Special Event Coordinator, Marisa Paladino at 516-746-0350 x4364, or at email@example.com. For additional information, visit www.familyandchildrens.org/event/golf-tennis-tournament.
About Family & Children’s Association (FCA)
FCA is a not-for-profit agency helping more than 30,000 Long Islanders each year. For more than 130 years, the organization has worked to protect and strengthen vulnerable children, seniors, families and communities on Long Island.
Through an integrated network of services and counseling, FCA provides help and hope to under-served and disadvantaged individuals struggling to build better lives. The agency offers Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Services, Family Education & Support, Children’s Mental Health Services, Adult & Senior Services and Residential Care Programs.
FCA has been nationally recognized as a model of excellence, fiscally sound, well-managed and possessing an impeccable reputation in providing community-based social services. The agency embraces more than 200 individual volunteers, corporate groups, community groups and sponsors who join together to be part of something bigger than them.
For more information about FCA, visit www.familyandchildrens.org.