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Year End Appeal

Your Generosity Will Shape the Future.

Two young girls, living in different centuries. Two parallel stories Web Button.pngconnected by the same thread, the organization that saved their lives.

FCA has opened its arms over the past 135 years to Long Islanders of all ages who face life-changing challenges. Our commitment to their well-being has been unwavering.

MAGGIE NEEDED A HOME. FCA WELCOMED HER IN.

surrender letter.jpgOn a winter day in 1887, a young Maggie Wilson was turned over to FCA, formerly known as Children’s House. A mother’s anguished decision at a time when she could not provide for her child led her to the agency.

The Children's House, only a few years old at the time, already held a strong reputation as a safe place for children in need.

A mother gives up her daughter. Our agency is entrusted with a child’s life.

 

RUTH ANN FLED FROM HOME. FCA WAS THERE.

Ruth Militrano was 15 when she and her twin sister fled an abusive stepfather, entered foster care and were introduced to FCA. Her story of physical and emotional abuse is harrowing, but FCA's Project Independence (PI) team stepped in to help her transition to this new chapter in life.preview-lightbox-Ruth Militrano Self Portrait.jpg

We were there for her through high school and into college. Assisting with homework. Helping draft resumes and apply for part-time jobs. Assisting her to obtain her driver's permit and shortly after her license.

FCA helped Ruth Ann during this challening time in her life and now today Ruth Ann is passionately pursuing her master’s degree in Psychology at Adelphi. Inspired by the professionals she met through FCA, she wants to continue helping others and envisions becoming a Mental Health Counselor.

We can’t do it without your help.

Your donations help other foster care kids like Maggie and Ruth Ann, as well as the over 30,000 children, seniors, families and communities we serve each year.

Please consider making a contribution to FCA's Year End Appeal which will have an immediate impact on young lives across Long Island.