Family & Children’s Association (FCA) is excited to return to the breathtaking grounds of the Tam O’Shanter Club in Glen Head, NY for their Fall Harvest Celebration. The celebration is FCA’s biggest annual fundraiser which notably honors one or more Long Islanders who have made significant strides in their careers and personal lives to make Long Island a better place for all. For the 2017 celebration, FCA will be honoring Jed Morey, President, Morey Publishing, and Dr. Patrick O’Shaughnessy, DO, MBA, FACEP, CHCQM, Executive VP Medical Affairs and System Chief Medical Officer, Catholic Health Services of Long Island.
Enjoy an elegant night celebrating the accomplishments of our honorees along with the work Family & Children’s Association does to make Long Island an even better place to live for all. From homeless youth services to youth prevention programs, comprehensive addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services to a robust senior services division, FCA goes above and beyond to take care of Long Island’s most vulnerable children, families, seniors and their communities.
Join us for cocktails and a sumptuous buffet this Fall and show your support for the nonprofit taking care of Long Island, a place we all call home.
On September 12th, 2017 Family and Children’s Association (FCA) was represented at the 2017 Long Island Business News 30 Under 30 Awards. FCA’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Marc Fernandez, was honored along with 29 other up-and-coming professionals on Long Island.
Check out the special section that came out in Long Island Business News today detailing all the winners:
MINEOLA, NEW YORK, September 20, 2017 – Family & Children’s Association (FCA) is proud to be represented on a day of giving on Long Island. One Island Giving Day, a campaign created by the Hagedorn Foundation, encourages Long Islanders to support nonprofits that work to serve Long Islanders each and every day. FCA will join over 100 nonprofits as the campaign highlights the vital work these organizations due to strengthen Long Island as a whole. One Island Giving’s mission aligns perfectly with FCA’s mission to protect and strengthens more than 20,000 vulnerable Long Islanders every year.
FCA President/CEO, Dr Jeffrey Reynolds, said of the campaign, “As Long Islanders, we know how much this region has to offer, but we also know that some of our neighbors sometimes could use a little help. Donating to FCA on One Island Giving Day is an investment in our own quality of life, our own community and our future generations. At FCA, we are working hard to make Long Island even better and we hope every family across Nassau and Suffolk will lend a hand on October 26th.”
Your support for FCA on or before One Island Giving Day, 10.26.2017, will help keep Long Island families and resilient and invested in their community.
Read below for more detail on the crucial work FCA does for Long Island:
Long Island’s opioid epidemic has left countless Long Islanders from neighborhoods across the island struggling with addiction. We understand that addiction is a disease that affects the entire family. Long Islanders can count on receiving professional care at one of FCA’s multiple Family Treatment & Recovery Centers as well as THRIVE, Long Island’s first Recovery Community and Outreach Center.
Each and every year, hundreds of runaway & homeless youth come through our doors at our emergency youth shelter and our transitional & independent living skills house. These youth show up to our door step often with little to no hope or direction. FCA understands the needs of runaway & homeless youth and prove year after year that a positive environment, professional guidance and hard work can help youth in the most unfortunate of circumstances.
Long Island’s senior citizen population continues to be on the rise. Parents are not only caring for their children, but are also caring for their parents. As healthcare costs soar, elderly financial abuse runs rampant, and caregivers work 24 hours a day with little to no recognition, FCA continues to pave the way to make the lives of our senior population and their families safer and more stable. FCA’s robust adult and senior services division provides innovative services that include our Alzheimer’s caregiver program, a Home Energy Assistance Program, Financial Counseling, and our Friendly Visiting program.
Vulnerable families on Long Island seem to never get a break from the social injustices and public health issues that disproportionately affect their communities. It’s often the job of local nonprofits to highlight the positive stories that come out of our most vulnerable communities. Knowing about and sharing the work, advocacy and successes accomplished by youth and their families living in Long Island’s most vulnerable communities is crucial to creating a voice that is heard through the uphill battle many families experience. Across generations, families are more resilient to the adversity they face and through FCA’s robust preventive services, have more access to educational programs that encourage good decision making hard work regardless of the obstacles that come their way.
As the mental health landscape continues to evolve, families are often left overwhelmed trying to educate themselves and their families about the struggles their children with mental health issues deal with on a daily basis. FCA understands that mental health issues affect the whole family and having a robust support team who is able to work with families during life’s ups and downs is crucial for families to develop the resilience and empathy that will improve the quality of their lives. From parent advocates to highly qualified case managers, FCA’s Children’s Mental Health division serves countless Long Island with the care and respect every family deserves. Click to Support FCA
Join FCA on One Island Giving Day and consider supporting all the work we do for Long Island. FCA has been working with vulnerable families for over 130 years. It’s crucial to the health of Long Island communities that human service agencies like ours continue the work that mostly happens behind the scenes. Our work involves many of the stories you don’t hear about or don’t want to hear about. We’re on Long Island to confront the social justice and public health issues head on and your support means that we will be able to continue doing so for another 130 years. Visit FCA’s One Island Giving Page to Support FCA on or before 10.26.2017.
One Island Giving Day is a one-day virtual event that aims to raise over $1 million dollars for local, LI-based nonprofits to help create a stronger Long Island for ALL Long Islanders. The event encourages our community to contribute to local nonprofit organizations through a single online giving platform on (or before) October 26, 2017. The campaign is coordinated by The Hagedorn Foundation in partnership with area nonprofit organizations.
Family & Children’s Association is a not-for-profit agency helping nearly 20,000 of our neighbors 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, Family & Children’s Association provides help and hope to under-served and disadvantaged individuals struggling to build better lives. The agency offers Addiction Treatment and Behavioral Health Services; Educational Opportunities and Life Skills for Youth; Strategies for Building Family Success; Counseling, Services and Support for Adults and Seniors; Shelter and Services for Homeless Youth, Adults and Veterans; and Innovative Approaches to Strengthening Communities.
Family & Children’s Association 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.