Family and Children's Association (FCA)

Program Updates

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

Apr 23, 2018 — 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 […]

Impact Report 2017

Mar 20, 2018 — Family & Children’s Association (FCA) has been making an impact on Long Island’s most vulnerable children, seniors, families and their communities for over 130 years. Please take a moment to see how the communities we serve continue to benefit from our programs and services.

Preventing Gun Violence One Conversation at a Time

Mar 13, 2018 — By Kelly Kass, Senior Writer, Marketing Works It’s 11:30 on a Tuesday morning. Ta’Isha Gist is alerted about a shooting that has occurred in Hempstead. She begins to assemble her team of outreach workers to canvas the neighborhood and prevent any retaliatory incidents from occurring. Ta’Isha is the Program Manager of […]

Diverting Teens from PINS Petition

Feb 28, 2018 — For the first time during the month of January PINS Diversion has partnered with FCA’s Family Treatment & Recovery Centers and now has a Nurse Practitioner on site several hours per week.  Youth in need of an up-to-date psychological evaluation to secure Single Point of Access (SPOA) services are scheduled to […]

Family Center Enriches the Lives of Long Island Families

Jan 31, 2018 — Family Engagement Events In addition to daytime and evening Parent Support Groups, Family Center (Nassau) offered two different family engagement events these past few months. Family Center Nassau collaborated with North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center and Hispanic Counseling Center to provide the families an evening of fun bowling for […]

Community Collaboration FCA's Prevention Team & Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth Join Forces to Improve Community

Jan 31, 2018 — FCA’s Prevention Team collaborated with the Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth (RCCY) to address several community needs. Through a Rockville Centre Prevention Resource Center (PRC) grant, FCA and RCCY are working tirelessly in communities that have been identified as high risk with substance use, lack of quality education and lacking other necessary resources. On January […]

Ombudservice Volunteers Enhance the Lives of Long Island Seniors

Jan 30, 2018 — When Bill S. retired from teaching, he was looking for a meaningful activity to devote his time. He saw an ad in the paper in search of volunteers at Family and Children’s Association (FCA) and he immediately applied. The agency’s advocacy program, known as Ombudservice, is federally mandated and based on […]

FCA Provides Shelter and Guidance to Homeless Youth on Long Island

Jan 17, 2018 — “The youth that come through our doors know that once they are a Walkabout kid, they will always be a Walkabout kid,” says Kristen Ferrari, Career Counselor at Walkabout for Young Men and Women in Freeport, New York. The program, launched by the nonprofit Family & Children’s Association (FCA) in 1974, […]

FCA Helps Long Islanders to THRIVE

Dec 21, 2017 — As opioid addiction continues to rise in Suffolk County and around the country, staff at Family & Children’s Association (FCA) are working together to combat this growing epidemic. With the support of agency partners Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD), Families in Support of Treatment (F.I.S.T.) and the […]

FCA Provides Tools for Success to Foster Care Youth

Dec 20, 2017 — For young people living in foster care in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Family & Children’s Association (FCA) is a guiding light toward the future. Since 1988, the Mineola-based nonprofit has been arming youth with independent living skills, helping them to thrive when they are no longer eligible for foster care. The […]

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