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Email: LMastin@FCALI.org 


7.1.21
FCA Hosts 36th Annual Scholarship Fund Breakfast for LI Scholars
Patch

6.30.21
Doctor says to keep safety in mind while outdoors during hot weather
News12 The Bronx

6.29.21
Nassau lawmakers propose special opioids revenue fund
Newsday

6.28.21
Nation’s Eyes On New York As Unprecedented Opioid Trial Begins On Long Island
CBS New York

6.28.21
Long Island Leaders Voice Support for AG James’ Settlement with Johnson & Johnson for Role in Opioid Crisis
New York State Office of the Attorney General

6.23.21
Lawmakers, school officials rally against THC compound-infused snacks
News12 Long Island

6.22.21
Operation Natalie, program to combat drug abuse and fatal overdoses, 're-energized,' officials say
Newsday

6.22.21
Nassau County Relaunching Operation Natalie To Combat Opioid Abuse
CBS New York

6.11.21
CDC: Suspected suicide attempts by teenage girls soar
Newsday

6.11.21
Stony Brook Medicine to Conduct LI's 1st LGBTQ+ Community Study
Patch

6.1.21
Focus on Health: Did you start drinking more during COVID?
TBR News Media

5.28.21
Innovation Required As Fatal Overdoses Spike Again
Innovate LI

5.21.21
North High Recognized by New York State for Outstanding Mental Health Services
Great Neck Public Schools

5.18.21

Adapting to New Marijuana Laws in NYS
Long Island Business News

5.12.21
Some seniors struggling with mental health during pandemic while others are thriving
ABC7

5.11.21

Happening at the Great Neck School District
The Island Now

5.10.21
A ‘game-changing’ new space for Family and Children’s Association
Long Island Business News

5.6.21
Schumer asks U.S. for money to fight surge in drug use during pandemic
Newsday

5.4.21
Families Impacted By Opioids Call On New York To Reallocate Funds Received In Settlements For New Treatments
CBS New York

5.3.21
New York AAA: Legalized Marijuana Poses A Risk To Traffic Safety
WSHU Public Radio

4.17.21
Senior Service Programs Support Mental Health
The Island Now

4.16.21
Big Step, But No Final Fix, For Criminal-Justice Balance
Innovate Long Island

4.12.21
Statistics show overdose deaths increase dramatically on Long Island amid pandemic
WCBS News Radio 880

4.10.21
One toke over the (town) line
Newsday

4.9.21
New town law will limit pot dispensaries
Long Island Herald

4.8.21
New York has legalized marijuana. What now?
LI Herald

4.8.21
Schumer: NY to receive $1.8B for childcare
Long Island Business News

4.7.21
Online sports betting in New York poised to bring $500M to the state News12 Long Island
News12 Long Island


4.3.21
In minority communities, vaccine isn’t so simple
Long Island Herald

4.1.21
Racial disparities persist in L.I. vaccine distribution
The Long Island Advocate

4.1.21
Mayors of Long Island beach towns oppose marijuana law
Fox5 New York

3.30.21
Update: State Marijuana Law Could Bump Into Town Restrictions
Huntington Now

3.28.21
Experts: U.S. death toll related to virus is higher than the estimated 550,000
Newsday

3.25.21
Coalition Awarded Grant for Drug Addiction Services
Huntington Now

3.23.21
Editorial: COVID provides road map for change
The Island Now

3.20.21
Nassau County non-for-profit officials stress need to prioritize mental health services
The Island Now

3.5.21
In Mass Vaccinations, A Great Shot For Social Health
Innovate LI

3.2.21
FCA receives grant from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
The Island Now

2.27.21
“TRUST THE SCIENCE,” RIGHT? BIDEN IGNORES SCHOOL REOPENING ADVICE FROM THE CDC
National Center for Public Policy Research

2.23.21
For FCA, a $294K grant from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
Long Island Business News

2.23.21
FCA Receives Grant from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
The Patch

2.23.21
When We Can't Go Back To Normal, Go Back to Basics
Hauppauge Reporter

2.16.21
Quarantine 15’ Increasingly Turning Into ‘Quarantine 25’ For Some Children
CBS New York

2.16.21
Child Abuse Cases Down, But Numbers Don't Show Full Story
CBS New York/Yahoo News

2.12.21
FCA appoints new vice president for strategic advancement and chief development officer
The Island Now

2.9.21
Quilting for a cause: Long Island groups stitch through pandemic
Newsday

2.5.21
Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2021 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic Mental Hygiene
The New York State Senate

2.5.21
DEA: Large increase in fentanyl, meth seized in NY since onset of pandemic
News12 Long Island

2.4.21
Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth receives federal grant
LI Herald

1.26.21
DEA: Two Major Illegal Drugs Flooding NY Area
Newsday

1.26.21
FCA Named One of Newsday's 2020 Top Workplaces on Long Island
Patch

1.25.21
Educators say COVID-19 pandemic taking a toll on students' mental health
Newsday

1.22.21
Herald Inside Long Island hosts mental health awareness webinar
LI Herald

1.21.21
How some LIers are aging in place in the pandemic
Newsday

12.18.20
Rice Announces Nearly $375K In Federal Funding to Combat Youth Substance Abuse on Long Island
LongIsland.com

12.16.20
Local Youth Groups Get Thousands In Government Funding
Patch

12.11.20
Experts: COVID-19 slows progress in Long Island opioid crisis
Newsday

12.8.20
Long Island Nonprofits Reimagine Fundraising Amid Pandemic
Long Island Press

12.1.20
Huguette Clark Foundation Awards Second Grant to the Family and Children's Association of Long Island
Cision PR Web

11.27.20
21 Long Island Nonprofits to Donate to Benefitting The Neediest
Long Island Press

11.24.20
As Seniors Face Holidays in Isolation, Experts Warn Anxiety, Depression Can Be Deadly
CBS New York

11.20.20
Corporate Giving Still Vital in the Time of COVID
LIBN
https://libn.com/2020/11/20/263591/

11.16.20
FCA Elects Calvin Lawrence to Board of Trustees
Patch
https://patch.com/new-york/longisland/fca-elects-calvin-lawrence-board-trustees-nodx

10.22.20
Prevention Advocates Stunned By Lawmaker's 'Drugs-For-Sex' Charge
Patch
https://patch.com/new-york/riverhead/prevention-advocates-stunned-lawmakers-drugs-sex-charge

10.16.20
Pressure point: As childcare teeters, moms are on edge
InnovateLI
https://www.innovateli.com/pressure-point-as-childcare-teeters-moms-are-on-edge/

10.14.20
What's at stake with an expected loss of as much as 50% of local social services funding?
News12
https://bronx.news12.com/whats-at-stake-with-an-expected-loss-of-as-much-as-of-local-social-services-funding

10.6.20
HIA-LI Recognizes Outstanding Long Island Firms For Leadership, Performance, And Commitment To The Community
LongIsland.com
https://www.longisland.com/articles/10-06-20/hia-li-recognizes-outstanding-long-island-firms-for-leadership-performance-and-commitment-to-the-community.html

10.6.20
What Back-To-School (ish) Means
Long Island Weekly
https://longislandweekly.com/what-back-to-school-ish-means/

10.4.20
More Americans Are Binge Drinking During Pandemic: How to Cope Without Alcohol
Healthline
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/more-americans-are-binge-drinking-during-pandemic-how-to-cope-without-alcohol

9.11.20
Without Galas and Dinners, Will Charities Go Hungry?
InnovateLI
https://www.innovateli.com/without-galas-and-dinners-will-charities-go-hungry/

9.4.20
Movers & Shakers- September 4, 2020 Edition
FCA Appoints Cabana to Board of Trustees
LIBN
https://libn.com/moversandshakers/2020/09/09/september-4-2020-edition/

9.4.20
Expert: 'Perfect storm' of pandemic, recession has caused rise in overdoses across Long Island
News12 Long Island
http://longisland.news12.com/story/42592917/expert-perfect-storm-of-pandemic-recession-has-caused-rise-in-overdoses-across-long-island

8.31.20
Drug overdoses increase during pandemic, Nassau officials say
Newsday
https://www.newsday.com/long-island/opioids-overdose-nassau-pandemic-1.48797092

8.31.20
Health Experts Worry Isolation, Stress And Social Distancing During Coronavirus Pandemic Leading To Spike In Drug Abuse
CBS New York
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/08/31/health-experts-worry-isolation-stress-and-social-distancing-during-coronavirus-pandemic-leading-to-spike-in-drug-abuse/

8.30.20
Elder abuse arrests nearly triple in pandemic year, Nassau prosecutors say
Newsday
https://www.newsday.com/news/health/coronavirus/elder-abuse-nassau-singas-1.48678932

8.27.20
FCA Elects Sylvia Cabana to Board of Trustees
Garden City Life
https://gardencity-life.com/2020/08/27/fca-elects-sylvia-cabana-to-board-of-trustees/

8.26.20
West Hempstead Attorney Joins Family & Children's Association
LI Herald
https://www.liherald.com/stories/west-hempstead-attorney-joins-family-childrens-association,127365

8.22.20
FCA Elects Sylvia Cabana to Board of Trustees
The Island Now
https://theislandnow.com/blog-112/fca-elects-sylvia-cabana-to-board-of-trustees/

8.4.20
Ask the Expert: Contacting Your Local Social Security Office
Newsday
https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/retirement/ask-the-expert-contacting-your-local-social-security-office-1.47203651

7.31.20
Long Island's Helping Hands Need a Hand and A Plan
Innovate LI
https://www.innovateli.com/long-islands-helping-hands-need-a-hand-and-a-plan/

7.27.20
Bellone, Curran to Seek Help in Washington as Lawmakers Debate Stimulus Package
Newsday
https://www.newsday.com/news/health/coronavirus/suffolk-nassau-coronavirus-stimulus-package-1.47429495

7.21.20
FCA to honor Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health, at 2020 Fall Harvest celebration
The Island Now
https://theislandnow.com/blog-112/fca-to-honor-michael-dowling-president-and-ceo-of-northwell-health-at-2020-fall-harvest-celebration/

7.20.20
Newsman 'Bewildered' By Granddaughter's OD Starts New Foundation
Patch
https://patch.com/new-york/easthampton/newsman-bewildered-granddaughters-od-starts-new-foundation

7.15.20
Coronavirus News: Long Island officials plead for COVID-19 relief funds
ABC7NY
https://abc7ny.com/long-island-funding-covid-li-relief/6318977/

7.4.20
Counterfeit Oxycodone Could Lead To Overdose, Death
Patch
https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/counterfeit-oxycodone-could-lead-overdose-death-cops

6.19.20
Family and Children’s Association receives bedtime essentials for youth in transitional housing
The Island Now
https://theislandnow.com/community-news/family-and-childrens-association-receives-bedtime-essentials-for-youth-in-transitional-housing/

6.5.20
FCA Receives $20K Grant to Support COVID-19 Response Efforts
The Island Now
https://theislandnow.com/blog-112/fca-receives-20k-grant-to-support-covid-19-response-efforts/?fbclid=IwAR3XHzybxrACPotGyu9bUrc5RZa8nuec7z4yKbD3mZF_w7zzJVsDGjXWLgw

6.5.20
FCA Receives $20,000 Grant from Long Island Community Foundation
Patch
https://patch.com/new-york/mineola/fca-receives-20-000-grant-long-island-community-foundation?fbclid=IwAR1QkrTEi73TQlJqaDwoIdKfC5RHhWVYyjPkIqq9CRyy5JAzwjW3f2GlSVk

5.29.20
LIBNow Episode 4: Alcohol and Drug Abuse on the Rise Here
LIBN
https://libn.com/2020/05/29/libnow-episode-4/

5.9.20
As Many as 75,000 Could Die From 'Deaths of Despair' as a Result of the Coronavirus Pandemic
INSIDER
https://www.insider.com/coronavirus-pandemic-could-cause-75000-deaths-of-despair-2020-5

5.8.20
The Next COVID Crisis Could be a Wave of Suicides
Herald-Mail Media
https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/nation/the-next-covid-crisis-could-be-a-wave-of-suicides/article_f5840c91-f61a-574d-82d3-1344dccc305b.html

5.8.20
The Next Covid Crisis Could Be a Wave of Suicides
Bloomberg
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-08/mental-health-care-braces-for-coronavirus-anxiety-and-suicides

5.5.20
LI Coronavirus: Support Hotline Reaches Essential Workers
Patch
https://patch.com/new-york/mineola/li-coronavirus-support-hotline-reaches-essential-workers?fbclid=IwAR3Hs4S8f-FvD89l0hxOXpEM1alrccBMTPjwzGMxpQm0236R1AtjHDNHFBg

5.1.20
FCA Launches Essential Worker Support Line
Long Island Weekly
https://longislandweekly.com/fca-launches-essential-worker-support-line/

4.30.20
Steps to Substance Abuse Recovery Support During Pandemic
Amityville Record
https://www.amityvillerecord.com/articles/steps-to-substance-abuse-recovery-support-during-pandemic/

4.30.20
FCA lanza línea de ayuda a inmigrantes de Long Island en tiempos de COVID-19
Tu Prensa Local Long Island
https://tuprensalocal.com/fca-lanza-linea-de-ayuda-a-inmigrantes-de-long-island-en-tiempos-de-covid-19/

4.28.20
FCA Launches Essential Worker Support Line
The Island Now
https://theislandnow.com/blog-112/fca-launches-essential-worker-support-line/

4.28.20
FCA Launches Essential Worker Support Line
Patch
https://patch.com/new-york/longisland/fca-launches-essential-worker-support-line?fbclid=IwAR0QZEdm3zfvn-KEVQnTiXxaH12sejeaf4PoQG_HYmC4SPloEFqp92M90l8

4.23.30
Transforming grief: Beading Hearts supports parents who have lost a child to drug overdose
Newsday
https://www.newsday.com/long-island/beading-hearts-supports-parents-who-have-lost-a-child-to-drug-overdose-1.44029637?fbclid=IwAR3cVh1fPGQGo9vZ1yR9b_iA-Mr1GcJ3fzJ3xP3ffJ5Ddivae5HHfAB91QE

4.18.20
FCA Launches Spanish-Speaking Bi-County Immigrant Helpline
Long Island Weekly
https://longislandweekly.com/fca-launches-spanish-speaking-bi-county-immigrant-helpline/

4.18.20
Readers Write: FCA continues in its role as ombudsmen for long-term care facilities
The Island Now
https://theislandnow.com/opinions-100/readers-write-fca-continues-in-its-role-as-ombudsmen-for-long-term-care-facilities/

4.17.20
FCA Launches Spanish-Speaking Bi-County Immigrant Helpline
Patch
https://patch.com/new-york/longisland/fca-launches-spanish-speaking-bi-county-immigrant-helpline

4.15.20
Advocates Demand More Information on Deaths, Infections from Nursing Homes
News12
http://www.news12.com/story/42012155/advocates-demand-more-information-on-deaths-infections-from-nursing-homes

4.14.20
THRIVE, A Long Island Recovery Community, Marks Milestone
Long Island Press
https://www.longislandpress.com/2020/04/14/thrive-a-long-island-recovery-community-marks-milestone/

4.3.20
Coronavirus Sparks Mental Health Concerns: Where To Turn on LI
Patch
https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/coronavirus-sparks-mental-health-concerns-where-turn-li

4.3.20
"Take Five" Campaign Launched For Mental Health During COVID-19 Outbreak
Long Island Weekly
https://longislandweekly.com/take-five-campaign-launched-for-mental-health-during-covid-19-outbreak/

4.2.20
Nassau Launches Virtual Mental Health Program During COVID-19 Outbreak
WCBS 880
https://wcbs880.radio.com/articles/news/nassau-launches-virtual-mental-health-program-amid-outbreak

3.31.20
FCA ‘Visiting’ Seniors by Phone, Plus Dropping Off Groceries, Prescriptions
Long Island Business News
https://libn.com/2020/03/31/fca-visiting-seniors-by-phone-plus-dropping-off-groceries-prescriptions/

3.31.20
FCA Moves Senior Services Online in Face of Coronavirus Outbreak
The Island Now
https://theislandnow.com/rop/fca-moves-senior-services-online-in-face-of-coronavirus-outbreak/

3.30.20
Social Services to County: We're Still Open
Long Island Herald
https://www.liherald.com/stories/social-services-to-county-were-still-open,123617

3.29.20
The Double-Edged Sword of Isolation
Newsday
https://www.newsday.com/opinion/commentary/covid-19-coronavirus-isolation-depression-social-distancing-alcohol-drug-use-1.43482561

3.25.20
FCA Pays Virtual Visits to Isolated Long Island Seniors
Long Island Weekly
https://longislandweekly.com/fca-pays-virtual-visits-to-isolated-long-island-seniors/

3.20.20
Coronavirus Update: Health Officials Worried About Hoarding of Alcohol As Means of Self-Medication
CBS New York
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/20/coronavirus-alcohol-dependence-addiction-substance-abuse/

3.19.20
Mental Health Providers Use Tech, Flexibility To Help Long Islanders Cope During Coronavirus
WSHU Public Radio
https://www.wshu.org/post/mental-health-providers-use-tech-flexibility-help-long-islanders-cope-during-coronavirus

3.18.20
Coronavirus Update: ‘Help Is Here,’ Nassau Still Offering Mental Health And Substance Abuse Service
CBS New York
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/03/18/coronavirus-long-island-nassau-county-mental-health/

3.18.20
LI's Nonprofits Adapt, Face Hurdles Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Newsday
https://www.newsday.com/news/health/nonprofits-coronavirus-1.43281722

3.18.20
Minding Your Mental Health During a Pandemic
Fox 5 New York
https://www.fox5ny.com/news/minding-your-mental-health-during-a-pandemic

2.3.20
Thomas Valva Case: CBS2 Obtains Abuse Complaint Records, Custody Hearing Transcripts As Investigation Into His Death Continues
CBS New York
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/02/03/thomas-valva-child-protective-services-nassau-county-suffolk-county-michael-valva/

12.16.20
Henry Schein Celebrates 21st Annual ‘Holiday Cheer for Children’ Program with Families Around the World
Business Wire
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191216005196/en/Henry-Schein-Celebrates-21st-Annual-%E2%80%98Holiday-Cheer