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Prevention & Family Support

Helping families grow stronger, together.

FCA’s Prevention team provides vital services to children and families who are vulnerable and at risk, homeless or struggling with a host of difficulties including chemical dependency, mental health trauma or lack of resources.

FCA staff empower our youth and families in their decision-making abilities and assist them in developing the skillsets needed to live independently and successfully. The team’s synergy supports best-practice delivery of services utilizing community resources and FCA’s wrap-around services in creating and enhancing successful outcomes.

Prevention & Family Support Programs

Community Credible Messengers Initiative

This initiative provides services to youth transitioning out of OCFS court ordered residential placements.

Phone:  (516) 486-7690 ext. 1
Cell:  (516) 243-4194

Family First Couples and Family Therapy

Family First is a sliding scale psychotherapy practice offering individual, relationship and family therapy.  We are currently in-network with NYSHIP Empire Plan as well as United Healthcare/Oxford.  We offer Teletherapy services and in-person sessions. Please call or email for more information.

Contact (516) 804-1010  or

Family Support

Case management services are offered to families who are receiving services from NCDSS. Together, strength-based services are provided to families who are struggling with a variety of challenges and without services, there is a high risk of foster care placement.   (Se habla Español & Pale Créole).

Phone:  (516) 485-4600 ext. 1267

Project Independence- Foster Care Youth Living Skills

Foster care youth, ages 14-21, will be provided with a unique opportunity to work with FCA Project Independence staff on their goals which will provide them the skills to live independently upon discharge from foster care.

Phone:  (516) 565-5512 ext.2282

SNUG- Gun Violence Reduction Initiative

SNUG, "guns" spelled backwards, works alongside Hempstead community members to promote gun violence reduction and foster the change of community norms and behaviors.

Phone:  (516) 486-7690 ext. 1
Cell:  (516) 243-4194

Hempstead Ladders to Success

This program will prepare identified Hempstead High School students in Mathematics, Algebra, Reading and English to attain the placement test scores they need to avoid remedial classes and immediately access credit-bearing classes at Nassau Community College and beyond.

Phone:  (516) 486-7690 ext. 1
Cell:  (516) 243-4194

Hempstead Prevention Coalition

The Hempstead Prevention Coalition connects the most influential and trusted voices in the Village of Hempstead to combat substance misuse and promote a safer, healthier community.

Phone:  (516) 736-6803

Learning Center

Support, enrichment and advocacy services are offered to Nassau County youth, ages 14-18, who want to explore vocational, employment and educational opportunities.

Phone: (516) 485-4289 ext. 1223

Lynn Vanderhall Nursery Co-Op

The Nursery Co-Op provides short-term childcare for children ages 2-5 years old and case management for parents who are seeking to improve their individual and family circumstances. This unique children’s program promotes social, intellectual and emotional skill building.

Phone:  (516) 213-0005

Immigrant Resource Center
Centro de Recursos para Inmigrantes

Services for immigrant and vulnerable families in our Nassau and Suffolk County communities.  Helpline counselors provide referrals to food pantries, immigration resources, COVID-19 testing and vaccine advocacy, case management & short-term counseling, with services available in both English and Spanish.

FCA reminds those in need, that they are not alone. 

Phone:  (516) 546-0357

Pregnant & Parenting Teen Support (PACT)

Our case managers provide cultural and educational enrichment opportunities to young people, ages 10-21, who are at risk of unprotected sexual activity, early pregnancy, as well as parenting or pregnant teens. 

Phone:  (516) 486-7690 ext. 1
Cell:  (516) 243-4194

Youth Advisory Council

FCA will work with Village of Hempstead youth on their community service and career readiness skills. Our young people who serve as decision- makers in the Village of Hempstead are our leaders of tomorrow.

Phone:  (516) 486-7690 ext. 1
Cell:  (516) 243-4194