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Saf-T Swim

FCA Selects Saf-T-Swim as its April Hero of the Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       MINEOLA, NEW YORK, May 16, 2018 – Long Island organization Saf-T-Swim has been named Family & Children’s Association (FCA)’s “Hero of the Month” for April. With multiple locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the year-round swim school is a leader in water safety education, dedicated to teaching people lifelong […]

Wheatus to Perform Benefit Concert for THRIVE Recovery Center    

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINEOLA, NEW YORK, May 8, 2018– On Friday, June 29, 2018, longtime rock band Wheatus will perform a charity concert at THRIVE Recovery Community & Outreach Center in Hauppauge, New York. Proceeds from the concert will help to support the Center, launched in 2017 by the Mineola-based nonprofit Family & Children’s Association […]

Family & Children’s Association Awarded Generous Grant by Newsday Charities 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINEOLA, NEW YORK, May 8, 2018– Long Island nonprofit Family & Children’s Association (FCA) has received a $48,000 grant through the Newsday Charities, a McCormick Foundation fund. For the second consecutive year, all proceeds from the grant will support FCA’s Learning Center program, located in Hempstead, New York. The after-school center was […]
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Long Island Triathlete Raises Money for Homeless Youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINEOLA, NEW YORK, May 8, 2018 – West Hempstead native Kathryn Boehmer is training for a great cause: to support a nonprofit program dedicated to enhancing the lives of homeless young adults in Nassau County. The Walkabout residence, operated by Mineola-based nonprofit, Family & Children’s Association (FCA), was launched in 1974 to […]

Hempstead Women Graduate Innovative Empowerment Program, HER TURN

Eleven women sat front row in a room of nearly 60 attendees as they eagerly awaited the start of their HER TURN graduation ceremony. This group of women from Hempstead, NY endured difficult upbringings, have struggled with trauma, addiction, and/or mental health issues putting them at risk for HIV/AIDS often with little to no access […]
FCA Guides Parents

FCA Guides Parents on Challenging Paths

By Kelly Kass, Senior Writer, Marketing Works For many Long Island residents, Family & Children’s Association (FCA) is a haven of comfort and support for families raising children with emotional disturbances. Located in Garden City and Holbrook, FCA’s Family Centers provide family support, respite, and youth peer advocacy services designed to decrease the need for […]

PACT Offers More than Parenting Skills

Through an inter-agency referral, 18 year old Eliza was connected with FCA’s Parents and Children Together (PACT) program in Hempstead, NY. She has two children and was seeking access to parenting skills workshops, and assistance with her pending immigration case. Eliza has an undocumented three year old child who has Epilepsy. The diagnosis has significantly […]
2018 Mini Mighty Man Triathlon

2018 Mini Mighty Man Triathlon TeamFCA Swims, Bikes, Run for Long Island Youth and Family Programs

Team FCA, comprised of 8 teams both individual and relay, participated in the 2018 EventPower Mini Mighty Man Triathlon on Sunday, April 22nd. The event took place at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow where more than 200 athletes competed in the 400 meter pool swim, 6 mile bike and 2 mile run […]

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

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 other CHS hospitals. The […]

Family & Children’s Association Appoints New Board Member

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 to serve in the […]

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