It is the quick thinking and tireless efforts of the Addiction Prevention, Treatment & Recovery program staff that kept individuals on the paths to recovery during the pandemic. There were challenges along the way of course brought on by quarantine and the temptation from those vices that so many were able to distance themselves from before quarantine, but with diligence we continued to help our participants forge forward down the path to a life that they so well deserve.
From telehealth services to virtual support groups and extended availability of staff via phone and email, our services remained up and running, never to waver in their commitment to our community.
FCA’s Sherpa program provided crisis stabilization to individuals at risk of overdose, providing services to 207 new individuals during COVID and linking a total number of 360 individuals to life saving resources. Our team also linked 117 families with loved ones who are struggling with addiction to the important resources to help them manage their family unit.
During March through August, THRIVE programs served a total number of 2,865 unique individuals. We facilitated a total number of 720 virtual groups with 3,811 duplicated group participants. Our coaches provided 405 recovery coach sessions to individuals in recovery and family members
To meet the emerging food insecurity needs of the Hempstead community, FCA’s Family Treatment and Recovery Center located at 126 N. Franklin Street continued to provide weekly food packages from our non-emergency food pantry, giving out 201 food pantry bags throughout March through August. Our Family Treatment and Recovery Centers also have an established relationship with Island Harvest, where clients who are receiving substance use treatment who are food insecure also work with a dietician. This project distributed an additional 229 food pantry bags during the same time period in Hempstead and 82 bags in Hicksville.