Family Support Services
Our primary focus at Family Service League is to sustain the health and well-being of Long Island families. The core values of love, support and understanding are the strengths of the family unit— providing a solid, secure haven that enables members to face and overcome the challenges of everyday life. When those challenges become overwhelming and threaten the family’s ability to cope with personal problems, FSL is there with counseling and support programs that shore up the family during periods of emotional stress or economic hardship.
FSL Family Support Services include:
Alternatives for Youth Aftercare (AFY)
Alternatives for Youth Aftercare (AFY) is a primary prevention program that provides home visits and offers a number of support services to youth at risk of entering the juvenile justice system, and families struggling with delinquency issues.
Iovino South Shore Family Center
1444 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Active Military Assistance Program (AMAP)
Active Military Assistance Program (AMAP) provides financial assistance for Long Islanders who served in the armed forces. This program also benefits their families. FSL will help cover one-time, non-recurring expenses incurred by Long Island military personnel serving as reservists, in the National Guard, or who served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom or New Dawn.
1444 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706 (631) 647-3100
90 East Fifth Street, Huntington Station, NY 11746 (631) 425-9694
338 Blanco Drive, Mastic Beach, NY 11951 (631) 874-1323
208 Roanoke Avenue. Riverhead, NY 11901 (631) 369-0104
Autism Respite Recreation Program
Autism Respite Recreation Program enhances the social skills of autistic children in a relaxed and recreational setting. The program prevents social isolation for children who often are not involved in peer play groups. Siblings can participate, as well as parents.
Barbara Silverstein, MA, Program Coordinator, (631) 998-0016
40 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area
Family Service League’s specialized programs and services at the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area provide vital resources to children, families and adults in need of support services.
For a list of services, click here.
Brentwood Community School
Brentwood Community School enhances and facilitates the mission of BUFSD— addressing the academic, emotional, physical, and social needs of each child. School staffers, students, parents and community members have actively partnered together— empowering Brentwood students and their parents to become productive, responsible community residents. Sensitive to both cultural differences and language barriers, BCS has successfully brought families and educators together for the betterment of the Brentwood Community and its citizens.
Brentwood Union Free School District Freshman Center
33 Leahy Avenue, Brentwood, New York 11717-6198
Community Advocacy, Informational, and Referral (CAIR) Services
CAIR provides free walk-in or phone-in help for individuals and families experiencing a wide variety of needs, such as temporary emergencies involving insufficient food, utility shutoffs, potential loss of housing or other essential resources. Professionally trained staff and volunteers assess what is needed to link people with the most helpful assistance available. This program works to reduce isolation and stress, and services are designed to help people help themselves. CAIR staff offers community advocacy, supportive counseling and linkage to other Family Service League programs, as well as government and community agencies.
IOVINO SOUTH SHORE FAMILY CENTER
1444 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706 631-650-0104
Town of Babylon
Town if Islip
Town of Smithtown
MANOR FIELD FAMILY CENTER
90 East Fifth Street, Huntington Station, NY 11746 631-425-9694
Town of Huntington
RIVERHEAD FAMILY CENTER
208 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 631-591-7577
Town of Riverhead
Town of East Hampton
Town of Southampton
Town of Southold
Town of Shelter Island
WILLIAM FLOYD FAMILY CENTER
338 Blanco Drive, Mastic Beach, NY 11951 631-874-1323
Town of Brookhaven
PATCHOGUE MEDFORD FAMILY CENTER
121 Saxton Street, Patchogue NY 11772 631-687-6750
Patchogue Medford School District enrolled only
Community Thrift Shop
Community Thrift Shop is a partnership of six not-for-profit organizations that provide communities with access to high-quality, low-cost clothing for men, women, children and teens, as well as books, household items, and small furnishings.
274 New York Avenue, Huntington Village
Open Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Donations accepted 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
East End Youth and Family Advocacy
East End Youth and Family Advocacy provides youth and families with the support and guidance they need to promote their well-being, and to help lead healthy and productive lives.
Riverhead Family Center
208 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
Healthy Families Suffolk
Healthy Families Suffolk assists expectant and new parents with a range of services aimed at enhancing the basic functionality of the family. HFS staff establishes nurturing relationships, improves the family’s support system, teaches problem-solving skills, builds positive parent-child interaction, and promotes healthy child growth and development.
Iovino South Shore Family Center, 1444 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706 (631) 650-0051
600 Albany Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701 (631) 647-2157
Home Base I Program (CCSI- Children’s Coordinated Services Initiative)
Home Base I Program (CCSI- Children’s Coordinated Services Initiative) provides in-home services to children who have been diagnosed with psychological/mental health issues, and are at risk of entering long-term hospitalization or placement in a residential setting.
Community Home Base
Community Home Base program provides in-home services to youth who have probation involvement and are at risk of being adjudicated to a higher level of probation or placement in a Division for Youth (DFY) facility.
Intensive Home Base
The Intensive Home Base program provides therapeutic, parenting, and case management services to youth with intensive needs who have probation involvement and have been identified as high risk of placement in a Division for Youth (FY) facility. The program’s ultimate goal is to remediate the factors that led to their probation involvement and address therapeutic, familial and concrete needs in order to maintain the youth in their homes and communities.
Home Safe helps families whose children may be placed out of the home into the foster care system. If the children are currently in foster care, these services are provided to expedite their return home.
Home Safe Parenting
Home Safe Parenting provides parent education to parents who have been court-ordered or referred by SCDSS to attend parent education classes. Parents receive 6-8 weeks of court-approved training aimed at enhancing parenting skills and coping mechanisms.
Kornreich Early Learning Center
Kornreich Early Learning Center, located in Mineola, provides three-year-old children with the social and educational support necessary for them to successfully enter Universal Pre-Kindergarten.
300 Jackson Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501
Lockwood Early Learning Center
Lockwood Early Learning Center, located in Huntington, provides three-year-old children with the social and educational support necessary for them to successfully enter Universal Pre-Kindergarten.
St. Hugh of Lincoln Church
1450 New York Avenue. Huntington Station, NY 11746
North Fork Early Learning Center
North Fork Early Learning Center, located in Laurel, is a New York State-licensed, early-childhood-education- and childcare program. It was founded in 1981 and is based on the Developmental Interactive Approach developed at the Bank Street College of Education. In this unique educational setting, individualized interaction nurtures and encourages the key developmental traits of self-confidence, cooperation, self-esteem, and a love of learning.
Click here for information in English and Spanish.
Laurel School building
475 Franklinville Road in Laurel, NY 11948
Library Family Places
Library Family Places programming provides parenting education and case management for parents of young children.
Middle Country Library 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach 11720 (631) 585-9393 ext. 290
Middle Country Library 575 Middle Country Road, Selden 11784 (631) 585-9393 ext. 290
Riverhead Free Library 330 Court Street, Riverhead 11901 (631) 772-3228
Brentwood Public Library 34 Second Avenue, Brentwood 11717 (631) 273-7883
Parent-Child Home Program
Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) is offered at no cost to the residents of the greater Bellport area. The PCHP evidence-based model, developed in 1965, is designed to build school readiness at home by teaching parents to work one-on-one and how to engage their role as their child’s first and most important teacher. PCHP provides two years of intensive, twice-weekly home visits to underserved families with children between the ages of 2 – 4 years. These families are often challenged by poverty, isolation, limited educational opportunities, language and literacy barriers, as well as other obstacles to healthy development and educational success. Through these home visits, PCHP early literacy specialists educate parents on the importance of parent-child interaction and give them the tools (books and educational toys), skills, and encouragement to engage their children, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to enter school ready to succeed.
Boys and Girls Club of the Bellport Area
471 Atlantic Avenue
Bellport, N.Y. 11713
Parent To Parent
The purpose of Parent To Parent is to relate to other parents using our own personal experiences, feelings, hopes, and dreams. The program provides support, information, referral, and advocacy to families raising children with serious emotional and behavioral challenges. The Program seeks to bridge the gap between families in need, and community resources. With a one on one connection, you are not alone.
Stony Brook University Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Stony Brook University Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program provides education and nutritional counseling to low-income mothers.
Iovino South Shore Family Center
1444 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Universal Pre-Kindergarten programs provide four year old children with the social and educational support necessary for them to successfully enter kindergarten.
Universal Pre-Kindergarten provides a comprehensive pre-school program five days per week for 2 ½ hours per day. Classes have a maximum of 18 students per class and are staffed by a NYS certified teacher and an aide. The program supports the development of strong cognitive skills including the promotion of English literacy. Social/emotional development and physical skills including gross and fine motor skills are enhanced through the daily classroom activities.
Joseph D. Posillico Jr. Pre-School Learning Center, 1444 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore
North Fork Early Learning Center, 475 Franklinville Road, Laurel
William Floyd Family Center
The William Floyd School District Family Center provides resources, information, educational programs and counseling to families in need.
WFFC provides case management including emergency financial assistance, linkages to benefit programs, assistance with applications and re-certifications. Social workers and social work interns will provide assistance to individuals and families, crisis intervention, as well as parenting educational groups. Children will be screened for emotional wellness using the Pediatric Symptom Checklist. Disaster Case Managers will assist those with unmet needs as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Adult education programs are also offered in the WFFC.
Community Health Activation Program (CHAP)
The purpose of the Community Health Activation Program (CHAP) is to assess health care involvement among uninsured individuals and those who are low and non-utilizers of their Medicaid benefits, and improve their access, engagement, motivation, and activation. Targeted individuals can also be parents, with a focus on the assessment and engagement of their children in health care.
Location and Contact:
1444 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706 (631) 647-3100 Catherine Albanese
90 East Fifth Street, Huntington Station, NY 11746 (631) 425-9694 Penny Antonio
208 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 (631) 369-0104 Michelle Wright
FSL Family Centers can be found throughout Suffolk County. These sanctuaries represent the primary means for many individuals and families to access a variety of needed services. Three things happen when people come into an FSL Family Center— they explain their primary problem, we listen (and often learn of other potential problems within the family), and then we determine how we can help.
Our five centers include:
- Iovino South Shore Family Center (Bay Shore) 631-647-3100
- Manor Field Family Center (Huntington Station) 631-425-9694
- Olsten Family Center (Huntington) 631-427-3700
- Riverhead Family Center (Riverhead) 631-369-0104
- Patchogue/Medford Family Center (Patchogue) 631-874-1319
- William Floyd Family Center (Mastic Beach) 631-874-1318