Family and Children's Association (FCA)

Program Updates

National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month

Sep 6, 2018 — September is National Recovery Month, an annual campaign driven by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and FCA is proud to recognize the campaign with its wide range of programs, services and events for individuals and families on Long Island in recovery. This year’s theme is Join the Voices […]

Support for Immigrant Families

Aug 17, 2018 — From our Summer Camp fund, to personal fundraisers and contributions from generous donors, the need to support immigrant families on Long Island by way of effective programs and services continues to grow exponentially. FCA’s staff work diligently to help immigrant families in the Village of Hempstead and surrounding communities maintain a […]
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Long Island Business News 30 Under 30 Award Honors FCA Senior Director Lisa Ganz

Aug 8, 2018 — Congratulations to Lisa Ganz for being selected as a 2018 Long Island Business News 30 under 30 award recipient! The award ceremony was held at The Piermont in Babylon, NY on September 13th, 2018. As the Senior Director of Family & Children’s Association’s (FCA) Peer and Recovery Services, Lisa Ganz, LCSW, CASAC, […]

Local School Teams Up With FCA’s Nursery Co-op to Support an Important Cause

Jul 11, 2018 — On June 19, 2018, FCA’s Lynn Vanderhall Nursery Co-op received a special visit from the Hempstead Evergreen Charter Middle School’s Community Service Club. Approximately 18 students and nine nursery co-op children joined together to take part in FCA’s Safe & Warm Quilt Initiative, creating decorative 18×18 squares, which will be sewn […]

HIV Testing Day in Hempstead FCA and Partnering Agencies Provide Free HIV Testing and More in the Hempstead Community

Jul 2, 2018 — National HIV Testing Day is an annual observance to encourage people of all ages to get tested for HIV and to know their status.  Too many people don’t know they have HIV. At the end of 2015, an estimated 1.1 million persons aged 13 and older were living with HIV infection […]
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Raffle: Autographed Wheatus Album, THRIVE Benefit

Jun 21, 2018 — Here is your chance to own an autographed copy of The Valentine LP by Wheatus. Raffle tickets cost $1 each and proceeds will benefit THRIVE Recovery Center, the location of Wheatus’ Benefit Concert on June 29th, 2018. Launched in response to our community need for a safe, substance-free place, THRIVE is […]

Family & Children’s Association’s Stance on State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker’s Comments on Marijauna

Jun 19, 2018 — Official statement from Family & Children’s Association’s President/CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, regarding State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker’s comments on marijuana and his department’s soon-to-be-release report: “While a new approach to marijuana policy is overdue, especially as it relates to arrests, prosecution and jail sentences that disproportionately impact minorities, it’s easy to wonder how legalization will […]

Family & Children’s Association’s Stance on Administration’s Family Separation Policy

Jun 18, 2018 — Official statement from Family & Children’s Association’s President/CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, regarding Administration’s Family Separation Policy: “Family & Children’s Association (FCA) firmly opposes the current administration’s immigration practice to separate children from their parents upon crossing the US-Mexican border. As a health and human service organization protecting and strengthening Long Island’s […]

Namaste Family Day

Jun 18, 2018 — On a sunny Saturday in Melville, families gathered on the grounds of the Presbyterian Church at Sweet Hollow for an energizing day of health and wellness. Hosted by a group of young professionals who make up Family & Children’s Association’s (FCA) Leadership Council, Namaste Family Day brought meditation, yoga, arts and […]

Volunteer Day: Goldman Sachs at Walkabout!

Jun 18, 2018 — On June 8th, 10 employees from Goldman Sachs spent the day at FCA’s Walkabout residence for runaway/homeless young adults. The Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks (CTW) volunteers were welcomed by FCA’s President/CEO Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, Walkabout staff and Arakel Torosian who is a Goldman Sachs employee as well as a member of FCA’s Leadership […]

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