Our Affiliations Make a Difference
It’s important to be part of the conversation. That’s why FCA aligns itself with organizations that contribute to the greater good of our clients through direct service, advocacy or legislation.
- The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
We work with The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities to increase the number of children, adults, and families who are able to live healthy and productive lives and realize their full potential as contributing members of their communities.
- Association of Fundraising Professionals Long Island Chapter
Chief Development Officer Don Holden is an active member of the AFPLI and networks with the LI business community to create opportunities for clients and encourage support for our programs.
- Health and Welfare Council of Long Island
We are proud to be a member of the HWCLI, an umbrella organization dedicated to working with area non-profits to advocate with and on behalf of all Long Islanders to ensure a pathway to economic stability and self-sufficiency.
- Hempstead Promise Neighborhoods
We created this advocacy group to bring together non-profits, businesses, religious, government and community groups interested in improving the lives of residents of the Village of Hempstead, a community challenged by failing schools, poverty, and crime.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
We are part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
- National Association of Social Workers
Many staff are members of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). The largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
- National Board of Certified Counselors
Our counselors are part of the NBCC which recognizes counselors who’ve attained certification and advances the counseling profession and enhances mental health worldwide.
- New York State AIDS Advisory Council
President/CEO Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds has been on the NYS AIDS Advisory Council since 1994, where he is Vice Chair and Chairs the Budget Subcommittee. The NYS AIDS Advisory Council advises the NYS Governor, Commissioner of Health and members of the state legislature on issues related to HIV care and prevention. Dr. Reynolds is a NYS Senate Majority appointee to the Council, has been re-appointed three times, and is the longest serving member of this distinguished panel.
- Reclaiming Futures
Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery
- AVRASA LI- Family Treatment and Recovery Center Vocational Counselor serves as a member
- Catholic Health System (CHSLI)- Partners with FCA's Sherpa services
- Department of Health Perinatal Network
- Families in Support of Treatment (FIST)- THRIVE Partner
- Hands Across Hempstead- Active participant in coalition meetings
- Hempstead ABGS Middle School- FCA serves as a subcontractor of prevention services.
- Island Harvest- Supplies food & resources for FCA food pantry
- Long Island Recovery Association (LIRA)- THRIVE partner
- Nassau Alliance for Addiction Services (NAFAS)- FCA serves a member organization. Nicolle Vasselman, FCA Program Director, stands as the Secretary for NAFAS.
- Nassau County Heroin Prevention Task Force
- Nassau County Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Workgroup- FCA serves a member organization and Nicolle Vasselman stands a co-chair.
- Nassau County Re-Entry- Active participant in monthly case conference to discuss treatment options.
- Nassau University Medical Center Detox and Inpatient Substance Use Rehabilitation
- Rockville Centre Coalition for the Youth- Active participant in coalition meetings.
Family Education & Support
Health and Welfare Council of Long Island- FCA's Family Education and Support Division is a proud member of the HWCLI, an umbrella organization dedicated to working with area non-profits to advocate with and on behalf of all Long Islanders to ensure a pathway to economic stability and self-sufficiency.
- LICADD, Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - The primary mission of LICADD is to reduce the incidence and prevalence of the disease of alcoholism, other drug addictions, and related problems.
- Long Island Advocacy Center- Assists with solutions to school problems such as discipline, truancy, suspensions, residency disputes and inappropriate placements.
- Nassau County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)- The Nassau County Juvenile Detention Center is a 32 bed secure facility designed to house juvenile offenders who have criminal cases pending in Family, County, or District Courts. It is under the supervision of the Nassau County Department of Social Services and is certified by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. The detention center is designed to be a short-term facility and houses youths until final dispositions of their cases. Based upon the dispositions made, the youths are returned to their communities, placed on probation, or referred to agencies that provide longer-term care.
- Safe Center LI, Inc.- Formerly the Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Coalition against child abuse and neglect. Services assist in saving and changing the lives of the victims of domestic or dating abuse, child abuse, and rape and sexual assault. Serves are provided to enhance the recovery of trauma victims and their non-offending family members.
- Youth in Progress- A foster care youth leadership team that consists of youth in care across NYS. Youth are able to discuss issues and concerns in the foster care system and play ways to help make change.
Mental Health & Wellness
Youth Client-Focused Affiliations
In service to Long Island’s children and young people, we participate in a diverse group of organizations and advocacy groups to promote the rights of those who are too young to speak for themselves. These groups include:
- Coalition for Homeless Youth (CHY)
- Coalition for Juvenile Justice
- Coalition of Youth Services in Nassau County
- Family Support Coalition
- Long Island Advocacy Center
- Long Island Coalition for the Homeless
- Long Island Regional Planning Committee for Children and Youth
- Long Island Youth Mentoring
- Nassau County Children’s Mental Health Interagency Consortium/Nassau County Department of Social Services Family and Children’s Advisory Committee
- Nassau County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)
- Nassau County Office of Youth Services
- Nassau County Resource Direct
- Nassau County SPOA (Single Point of Access) Children’s Mental Health Services
- National Network for Youth (NN4Y)
- New York State Runaway and Homeless Youth Advisory Board to Office of Children and Family Services
- Reclaiming Futures
- Runaway and Homeless Youth Continuum of Care in Nassau County
- Safe Center LI, Inc.
- Youth Peer Advocate Leaders (YPAL)
Senior Service Providers Coalition
Members of our Senior & Adult Services Division actively participate in a variety of coalitions and associations that are devoted to improving care for the elderly ensuring that these individuals, who are often very vulnerable, are cared for safely and treated with dignity. These organizations include:
- Geriatric Mental Health Alliance
- Glen Cove IAC
- The Interagency Council of Glen Cove is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the delivery of human services through collaboration and communication, and to provide mutual support among community agencies through sharing and networking.
- Long Beach Interagency Council of the Aging
- Promotes education and agency networking to enhance services to older adults in Nassau County.
- Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC)
- Nonprofit organization dedicated to improving quality of care, quality of life and dignity for elderly and disabled people in nursing homes, assisted living and other residential settings. LTCCC focuses on systemic advocacy, researching national and state policies, laws and regulations in order to identify relevant issues and develop meaningful recommendations to improve quality, efficiency and accountability
- Long Term Care Council of Nassau County Health and Human Services
- Nassau County Senior Service Providers Coalition
- The organization represents all of the seniors in Nassau County. Professionals committed to keeping seniors living safely in the community, preserving their dignity and quality of life. The coalition is dedicated to education and advocacy for the senior population both as individuals and as a collective whole. The Senior Service Providers’ Coalition is committed to using funds efficiently and effectively.
- Nassau*NY Connects Long Term Care Council (LTCC)
- Identifies emerging long –term care needs in the county and to forge new relationships and reinforce existing ones in order to work toward improved communication and a more streamlined long –term care service delivery system. The goal to conduct long term care system planning and development to ensure achievement of the goals and objectives of the Point of Entry system.
- National Adult Protective Services