FCA, a nonprofit organization helping more than 30,000 Long Islanders each year, is pleased to announce that it has received a $43,000 Community Partner grant from United Way of Long Island. The funds will help support the organization’s five divisions, including addiction prevention, treatment and recovery, prevention and family support, mental health and wellness, senior and adult services and residential care.
“With demand for services increasing, especially among seniors, families impacted by addiction and communities concerned about gang violence, the support we get from United Way of Long Island is absolutely vital,” said Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, president and CEO of FCA. “We are probably one of United Way’s oldest community partners and we are thankful to be working shoulder to shoulder with United Way to make Long Island a healthier, safer and just plain better place to live and work.”
FCA offers a wide array of services to help children, seniors, families and communities all over Long Island. The organization’s addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services work to strengthen the fight against addiction and the opioid epidemic on Long Island by preventing young people and families from engaging in substance use, treating individuals and families struggling with substance use disorders and providing support and guidance through their recovery.
The Prevention and Family Support division ensures that individuals and families are not alone as they face life’s challenges. The programs focus on life-skill building and developing long-term strategies for resilience, safety and success. The Prevention team provides 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 also provides unwavering support for individuals with mental and/or behavioral health issues and their family. These programs promote resiliency through support groups, individualized action plans, home visits, respite services, community resources and referrals.
The Senior and Adult Services division protects and strengthens seniors and adults through services that ensure safety while maximizing independence and respecting the right to self-determination. The professionals at FCA have helped more than 10,000 seniors improve their overall quality of life.
With the Residential Care division, FCA supports local residences to provide a safe haven for young people and adults who are homeless or living with serious mental health challenges. The residences supported by this program include an emergency shelter, transitional house, a structured community for adolescents with emotional impairments and a 24-hour supervised community for adult men and women with mental illness.
“We couldn’t do the work that we do without our community partner agencies and the contributions they make to the residents of Long Island,” said Theresa A. Regnante, president and CEO of United Way of Long Island. “By providing funding to these organizations, it shows that they meet the highest standards of excellence in the not-for-profit sector.”
To learn more about FCA, visit www.fcali.org.