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Our Campaign Has Three Goals

Goal One

A NEW GARDEN CITY PROGRAM AND OPERATIONS HUB
 

The 28,000 square feet of office space that Treiber Family has donated is fully accessible for seniors and the physically challenged. It offers easy travel access for clients, volunteers, staff and visitors by bus or car, and has ample parking. Here’s what will be included…

A New Senior Services Center.

Senior citizens are more than ever facing anxiety, depression, and suicide; alcoholism; misuse of prescription drugs including opioids; financial ruin from healthcare costs—and isolation from help for all of the above.

Our new Senior Services Center will include plenty of room for senior activities, group therapeutic and educational programs, and more. From here, satellite operations will provide home visits throughout Long Island, serving seniors in the environs where they are most comfortable and receptive to support.

There will be office and meeting space staff members who support satellite and home-based services such as our Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Program, our Friendly Visitors who are trained, screened volunteers who brighten the lives of home-bound seniors, our In-Home Assistance case managers who connect seniors to resources they need to remain safely and independently at home, our Nursing Home Advocacy Ombudservice that brings volunteer advocates directly to seniors in nursing, adult and assisted living facilities.

A New Children’s Mental Health & Wellness Center.

Too many families are beset by poverty, physical or mental illness, substance-misuse issues—or simply overwhelmed by misfortune. Mental illness in a child can be a tragedy for an entire family. Too many children are scarred by neglect and abuse; many are left with behavioral and emotional problems that follow them through life.  

Our new Children’s Mental Health & Wellness Center will consolidate much of our programming for children and youth into one central, comprehensive and fully accessible setting. It will include ample room for family and youth-oriented activities, family and group therapy sessions, support groups, and group therapeutic, recreational and educational programs—and more. Here we’ll offer multi-lingual case management and connections to health care, entitlements, socialization, and other services. The many services we provide to families and children—counseling, mental-health assessment, psychosocial rehabilitation, community psychiatric support and treatment, family peer-support, and our emergency youth shelter .

A New Program and Operations Hub.

FCA’s administrative operations will be moved into newly renovated space offering state-of-the-art technology, including videoconferencing and telehealth applications. Telehealth applications will empower FCA to support clinicians, social workers and other providers in the field—and even other agencies—with behavioral-healthcare consultation and expertise in real time through live, interactive communication.

Goal Two

A BOLD NEW APPROACH TO ADDICTION PREVENTION, TREATMENT, AND RECOVERY SERVICES—Combining Science and Services To Combat Addictions To Alcohol, Opioids and Other Drugs
 

Through innovative partnerships with law enforcement agencies, healthcare providers, schools, and community groups, FCA has gained a national reputation for our life-saving initiatives that address substance use disorders across the lifespan. We plan to build on our successes by expanding our programs, broadening our scope, reaching out to a larger population, and pivoting to combat the damage being wrought not only opioids but by alcohol and other drugs as well. We are positioned to make this move because our THRIVE program in Suffolk and Nassau counties have served as proof-of-concept for a transformative new approach. THRIVE is a recovery community and outreach center, a free and non-clinical center opened in response to the heroin and opioid epidemics. The next step will be FCA’s THRIVE Everywhere, an interconnected system of individuals, families, social agencies and professionals who support people in recovery, melded with other FCA programs like “after hours” crisis intervention, guided referrals to long-term treatment, stationing trained peer advocates on site at hospital emergency departments to help substance-misuse patients access treatment and support services.

Goal Three

A ROBUST ENDOWMENT TO SECURE LONG ISLAND’S FUTURE TOGETHER
 

Endowments are built through charitable gifts of cash and other assets. These gifts are invested, and the investment earnings provide annual support that enable planning for the future. An agency with a strong endowment is plainly and simply more financially stable.

As our name states and as even a quick review of our existing programs shows, at its heart Family and Children’s Association serves children, and the families who struggle to nurture them. Yet there are emerging and urgent needs that we know must be met—but are not yet being met—here on Long Island.

Doubling FCA’s endowment will not only provide the financial stability for us to weather future economic fluctuations like those caused by the current pandemic, it will let FCA remain agile and adaptive and responsive for decades ahead.