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The mission of the HCBS program is to provide home and community-based services to children between 5 and 21 years of age who face the likelihood of…

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Cristina is an undocumented Hispanic woman who has been taking care of her 9 year old son who has autism and her mother who has Alzheimer’s Disease.…

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Melody, a youth in our Project Independence (PI) Nassau program, was named Student of the Month at New York Institute of Beauty! She was interviewed…

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B.R., diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, became pregnant at 17 and sought a safe haven to help her…

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G.M., a resident of Phoenix House, recently attended THRIVE’s GYST (Get Your Sh** Together) group and is new to the program. Here is an excerpt of an…

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After being diagnosed with HIV in the early 2000’s (and later with Epilepsy), Samantha struggled with receiving appropriate HIV care while coping with…

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A resident’s husband called FCA's Ombudsman office stating that his wife is not being properly cared for at her facility. The husband continued to…

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FCA's HIICAP program was referred a client who received an $800 bill from Medicare and notice that she will be dropped if this was not paid.…

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Ms. M is a 67 year old woman living alone in an apartment. She was in a terrible accident a few years ago. She had multiple surgeries including hip…

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A donation, no matter what size, has the power to change someone’s life. Prior to the donations that were given to the Lakeview Community Residence,…

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Ms. M is an 86 year old widow who lives alone in a first floor apartment. She was very close to one of her daughters who died several years ago. She…

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A youngster we'll call Carly, who is engaged with FCA's HCBS program, was recently awarded the George Farber award at Jerusalem Ave Elementary School!…

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For many Long Island residents, Family & Children’s Association (FCA) is a haven of comfort and support for families raising children with emotional…

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In addition to therapeutic services, families are linked to other resources that FCA provides, including home and community-based services (HCBS) and…

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Jane is a multiple trauma survivor with a history of multiple incidents of assault from co-workers, a relative and through intimate partner violence.…

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Louise D., 99, has been a recipient of FCA’s case management and in-home assistance program for 10 years. She has participated in the Friendly…