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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.

FCAs' 2020 Census Initiative

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Have you completed your 2020 Census?  We are spreading the word to let you know just how important the census is.

If you are not counted, our communities will lose vital funds that support hospitals, schools, roads, health insurance, public programs, disaster relief and so much more!

The future of Long Island is in your hands. It only takes ten minutes to change the next ten years....

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Prevention & Family Support Programs

Community Credible Messengers Initiative

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

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.

Information Regarding COVID-19:
To help keep our clients and clinicians safe and to continue to slow the spread of the virus, we are offering Teletherapy services and limited in-person sessions. Please call or email for more information.

Contact (516)804-1010 or

Detention Diversion

Youth, ages 10-17, and their families who are involved with Nassau County’s Juvenile Justice System as a result of committing a delinquent act, will be provided with family mediation, case management and educational advocacy to strengthen the family system and reduce recidivism into the juvenile justice system.

Family Support

Case management services are offered to families who are receiving services from NCDSS Preventive Unit. Together, strength-based services are provided to families who are struggling with a variety of challenges.

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.

SNUG- Gun Violence Reduction Initiative

It's time to interup violence, change behaviors and change community norms.

SNUG, "guns" spelled backwards, staff will work with Hempstead community members to promote gun violence reduction and foster changing community norms and behaviors.

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.

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.

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

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. The children’s program will promote social, intellectual and emotional skill building for all children enrolled.

Pregnant & Parenting Teen Support (PACT)

We have made a PACT to help. Things will get better.

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. 

Support Services for Immigrants & Refugees
Servicios de Apoyo para Inmigrantes & Refugiados

Welcoming services for immigrant and refugee families transitioning into our Nassau County communities.

Youth Advisory Council

Young people who serve as decision-makers in the Village of Hempstead today may affect the world tomorrow.

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.