Long Island's Seniors Need You!
Last year, over 100 nonprofit organizations raised over $325,000 during the inaugural One Island Giving Day campaign to support the countless missions each participating Long Island nonprofit organization strives to further each and every day.
During the inaugural One Island Giving Day, FCA raised over $15,000 as both new and longstanding FCA supporters took action to help further the organization's mission to protect and strengthen Long Island's most vulnerable vulnerable children, families, seniors, and our communities.
After the 2017 One Island Giving Day, FCA supporters took it upon themselves to create personal fundraising pages to support FCA programs they connected with; FCA's Nursery Co-Op, FCA's Transitional and Independent Living Program (Walkabout), THRIVE Recovery Community and Outreach Center and more to ultimately raise more than $22,000.
Please take a moment to help us keep the momentum going and read below to learn how your contributions impact Long Island, the place FCA has called home since 1884.
Long Island's opioid epidemic has left countless Long Islanders from neighborhoods across the island struggling with addiction. We understand that addiction is a disease that affects the entire family. Long Islanders can count on receiving professional care at one of FCA's multiple Family Treatment & Recovery Centers, at THRIVE, Long Island's first Recovery Community and Outreach Center, and SHERPA, peer recovery coaches trained to meet with overdose survivors and their families in EDs and provide follow-up for referrals and support.
Each and every year, hundreds of runaway & homeless youth come through our doors at our emergency youth shelter and our transitional & independent living skills house. These youth show up to our door step often with little to no hope or direction. FCA understands the needs of runaway & homeless youth and prove year after year that a positive environment, professional guidance and hard work can help youth in the most unfortunate of circumstances.
Long Island's senior citizen population continues to be on the rise. Parents are not only caring for their children, but are also caring for their parents. As healthcare costs soar, elderly financial abuse runs rampant, and caregivers work 24 hours a day with little to no recognition, FCA continues to pave the way to make the lives of our senior population and their families safer and more stable. FCA's robust adult and senior services division provides innovative services that include our Alzheimer's caregiver program, a Home Energy Assistance Program, Financial Counseling, and our Friendly Visiting program.
Vulnerable families on Long Island seem to never get a break from the social injustices and public health issues that disproportionately affect their communities. It’s often the job of local nonprofits to highlight the positive stories that come out of our most vulnerable communities. Knowing about and sharing the work, advocacy and successes accomplished by youth and their families living in Long Island's most vulnerable communities is crucial to creating a voice that is heard through the uphill battle many families experience. Across generations, families are more resilient to the adversity they face and through FCA's robust preventive services, have more access to educational programs that encourage good decision making hard work regardless of the obstacles that come their way.
As the mental health landscape continues to evolve, families are often left overwhelmed trying to educate themselves and their families about the struggles their children with mental health issues deal with on a daily basis. FCA understands that mental health issues affect the whole family and having a robust support team who is able to work with families during life's ups and downs is crucial for families to develop the resilience and empathy that will improve the quality of their lives. From parent advocates to highly qualified case managers, FCA's Children's Mental Health division serves countless Long Island with the care and respect every family deserves.
Long Island Needs You
Support FCA this One Island Giving Day (10.26.18) to help further the work FCA has been committed to for over 130 years.
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