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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
Our team of bilingual Spanish speaking clinicians offer school-based trauma-informed counseling to meet the social emotional learning (SEL) needs of Spanish speaking ENL/ELL students and their families. Please see our flyer below for more information. To inquire about bringing our services to your school district, please call 516-746-0350 or email info@FCALI.org

Contact (516) 746-0350


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).

Contact (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.

Contact (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.

Contact (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.

Contact (516) 485-4289 ext. 1223


Lynn Vanderhall Nursery Co-OpThe 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.

Contact (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. 

Contact (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