President’s Message

Welcome to Family Service League’s (FSL) website.

Family Service League (FSL), established in 1926, is a non-profit, non-sectarian, community-based human service agency helping Long Islanders in need.  FSL touches the lives of over 50,000 each year through its broad array of 60 programs at 20 locations. Our comprehensive network of care serves infants to elders through Children and Youth Education Programs, Senior Services, Vocational Training, Family Support Counseling, Mental Health, Integrated Health Care, Substance Abuse Programs, and Housing and Homeless Services.

FSL’s unique program model includes strategically based Family Centers that provide a continuum of care addressing the multitude of challenges facing today’s families and a lifeline for our most vulnerable residents.  Located in Bay Shore, Huntington Station, Riverhead, and Mastic Beach, these facilities embed a spectrum of vital services in the communities where people live and work.

Developing alliances has become a hallmark of FSL’s leadership and vision in its goal to build networks of care for those in need. These include the management of a Suffolk County homeless shelter that provides housing for 400 individuals every day.  Another effort was developing integrated health care which makes it possible for clients with complex behavioral health difficulties to receive mental health, substance abuse counseling, and primary care services in one location.  Working with local school districts, FSL is the largest community based provider of Universal Pre-Kindergarten, serving more than 700 children throughout Suffolk County.  In early 2018, FSL will be partnering with Southside Hospital Northwell Health, in a new Health & Wellness care facility being constructed on the South Shore.

We see our impact and influence spreading across Long Island thanks to an innovative approach, the commitment of Board members and volunteers, and the generosity of our donors. Together we are realizing FSL’s mission of helping individuals, children, and families to mobilize their strengths and improve the quality of their lives at home, in the workplace, and the community.

We invite you to review our website to learn more about the vital programs that continue to make great strides combating our community’s social and emotional challenges. Please contact us if you wish to find out more about programs, new initiatives, or join our family of volunteers and donors.

Thank you for your interest.

Karen Boorshtein, LCSW
President & CEO