Family and Children's Association (FCA)

Program Updates

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 […]

FCA Empowers Women at Risk For HIV/AIDS

Nov 21, 2017 — Friday, December 1st marks World AIDS Day, uniting people in the fight against HIV. The global health day provides opportunities to show support for people living with the virus, and pay tribute to those who succumbed to an AIDS-related illness. In Hempstead, located steps away from the Hempstead Bus Terminal, is […]

Veterans Day Free Meals 2017

Nov 7, 2017 — Veterans Day 2017 Please share this list of locations, provided by Suffolk County, serving free meals for Veterans. Remember to bring your Military ID. Friday, November 10th Free Veterans Day Pancakes at IHOP (Friday, November 10, 2017) This year on Friday, November 10, IHOP will be honoring veterans and active military […]

Halloween at the Nursery Co-op

Oct 31, 2017 — Happy Halloween! Today, the nursery co-op kids enjoyed a day of arts & crafts, pin-the-mouth-on-the-pumpkin and trick-or-treating around the different FCA offices in 126 N. Franklin while in their pajamas. The kids were thrilled to trick-or-treat, some for their first time, and staff around the office were melting from how adorable […]

FCA Inspires at Freeport HS Hispanic Heritage Month Brings FCA Staff to Educate Students About Prevention

Oct 20, 2017 — Freeport High School Hispanic Heritage month was embraced this month by Freeport High School teacher Silvia Fernandez who invited FCA staff into the classrooms to address the concerns and many risk elements today’s youth are exposed to. FCA staff members provided education, discussion and an awareness of where to seek help […]

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