Family and Children's Association (FCA)

Family Education & Support

  • Afterschool Learning Center

    Hempstead Learning Center
    The after-school time Learning Center serves at-risk, vulnerable adolescents – runaways, homeless youth, those in foster care and those from struggling families. They receive the support and services they need to prepare them for employment, college and successful adulthood.
    • Lynn Vanderhall Nursery Co-op

      Our Nursery Co-op is a short-term childcare and case management program for parents seeking to improve their individual and family circumstances through employment, education, training or support services in pursuit of self-sufficiency.
      • Pregnant & Parenting Teen Support

        Parents And Children Together (PACT)
        PACT serves the Village of Hempstead and surrounding communities. We focus on offering services to youth who are at risk of unprotected sexual activity, early pregnancy as well as pregnant and parenting teens. The PACT program works to provide teens with opportunities for cultural and education enrichment activities that can support the development of personal goals.
        • Foster Care Youth Living Skills

          Project Independence
          Project Independence is a comprehensive, non-residential program designed to prepare youth between the ages of 14-21 who are in foster care, or discharged from foster care, to live and work independently in the community when they are no longer eligible for foster care.
          • Family Support

            Skills Learning for Family Well-being
            Family Support workers are teachers; they teach core life skills families need to improve their situation and enhance the well-being of each member.
            • Gun Violence Reduction

              SNUG is an evidence-based gun violence reduction initiative. SNUG works with community residents, businesses and community-based organizations to implement coordinated strategies to reduce and prevent shootings and killings in community. FCA’s Violence Reduction Initiative will interrupt violence, change behaviors and change community norms for eligible individuals living in the Village of Hempstead.
              • Family First, Long Island

                Long Island’s Couples and Family Therapy Professionals
                • Youth Advisory Council

                  The Youth Advisory Council is an essential part of the Village of Hempstead Initiative. Family and Children’s facilitates an opportunity for youth to serve as decision-makers, impact the Village positively, and broaden their perspective of the world.

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