Family and Children's Association (FCA)

Press Releases

A First for Long Island Family & Children's Association & Catholic Health Services Offer "SHERPA" Services to Overdose Survivors and their Families

Apr 16, 2018 — WEST ISLIP, NEW YORK – To further combat the growing opioid crisis, Family & Children’s Association (FCA) has partnered with Catholic Health Services (CHS) to offer “SHERPA” services to drug survivors and their families. The program is being piloted at CHS’s Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip and later rolled out to […]

Family & Children’s Association Appoints New Board Member

Apr 4, 2018 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MINEOLA, NEW YORK, April 4, 2018– Long Island nonprofit Family & Children’s Association (FCA) has named Nassau County Legislator Joshua A. Lafazan to its Board of Trustees. Representing District 18, Mr. Lafazan was elected to the Nassau County Legislature in November 2017, becoming the youngest legislator ever […]

FCA Responds to Trump’s Plan for Addressing Opioid Crisis

Mar 19, 2018 — The President of the United States spoke in Manchester, New Hampshire today to announce his plan for addressing the opioid crisis and FCA has a clear response: “Though law enforcement is a critical component in the efforts to address substance abuse, there’s universal recognition – even among law enforcement professionals – […]

Family & Children’s Association Renames Nursery Co-Op Agency Honors the Memory of Former Teacher/Director Lynn Vanderhall

Mar 12, 2018 — MINEOLA, NEW YORK, March 12th, 2018– Long Island nonprofit Family & Children’s Association (FCA) held a moving ceremony on March 12th to pay tribute to longtime staff member Lynn Vanderhall, who passed away tragically in August 2017. The agency’s Nursery Co-Op, located in Hempstead, New York, was renamed the Lynn Vanderhall […]

Finance Executive Rita Thakkar Joins Family & Children’s Association Board FCA Appoints New Trustee; CA’s Rita Thakkar to Join Leadership

Feb 22, 2018 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  MINEOLA, NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2018 ­– Family & Children’s Association (FCA), a leading human services nonprofit organization on Long Island, has appointed finance executive Rita Thakkar, CPA, CIA to its Board of Trustees. Thakkar, who is based in the New York City area, is vice president, Internal […]

Family & Children’s Association to Rename Nursery Co-op Agency to Honor Memory of Former Teacher/Director Lynn Vanderhall

Feb 21, 2018 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MINEOLA, NEW YORK, February 20th, 2018– Long Island nonprofit Family & Children’s Association (FCA) will be holding a ceremony on March 12th to pay tribute to longtime staff member Lynn Vanderhall, who passed away tragically in August 2017. The agency’s Nursery Co-op, located in Hempstead, New York, […]

Leading Long Island Addiction Professionals, Advocacy Groups Travel to Albany with Clear Message Regarding Opioid Epidemic

Feb 9, 2018 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mineola, New York, February 9th, 2018 – A projected 600 overdose fatalities related to opioids occurred on Long Island in 2017, as reported by Newsday, and advocacy groups are preparing to have their voices heard at the State level on February 13th, 2018. More than 50 members of […]

FCA Seeks Ombudsperson Volunteers

Feb 5, 2018 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINEOLA, NEW YORK, February 5th, 2018 – Family & Children’s Association (FCA) is seeking volunteers for its long-standing Ombduservice Program, part of a statewide network of certified volunteers who visit nursing homes, adult homes, and assisted living facilities in Nassau County. Ombudsperson serve as advocates for residents and […]

Football Raffle Winner from Floral Park, NY, Previously Connected with FCA’s Senior Services

Feb 3, 2018 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mineola, New York, February 3rd, 2018 – The winners of Family & Children’s Association’s (FCA) Football Raffle were announced during FCA’s Facebook live drawing on January 24th, 2018. Karyn Tripmacher of Floral Park, NY won the first prize which includes two field level tickets to the Big Game […]

Anton Media Editor & Publisher, Angela Anton, Wins FCA’s Hero of the Month Award

Jan 29, 2018 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINEOLA, NEW YORK, January 29th, 2018 – Family & Children’s Association (FCA), a leading health and human services nonprofit organization on Long Island, is proud to award Angela Susan Anton, Editor and Publisher of Anton Media, as 2018’s first Hero of the Month. FCA’s Hero of the Month […]

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