Education and Employment
The problems associated with today’s unpredictable economic realities, chronic unemployment and underemployment, are often at the root of individual and family hardship and dysfunction. Family Service League has a series of proven vocational programs designed to instill confidence through educational advancement and technical training. These career paths specifically target job skill improvement, and offer job-search services and placement assistance for those who have had difficulty finding and maintaining regular employment, as well as those job seekers who are battling mental illness.
FSL vocational programs include:
The Flexible Employment Program (FEP)
The Flexible Employment Program (FEP) is a comprehensive computer-training program for individuals with disabilities, in which students learn the necessary skills to obtain and maintain competitive employment. The program mirrors the workplace to ensure that students are prepared for the structure and demands of integrated employment. In addition, individuals develop insight regarding their vocational strengths and work-related needs.
Iovino South Shore Family Center, 1444 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore 11706
Stepping Stones PROS (Personalized Recovery Oriented Services)
Stepping Stones PROS (Personalized Recovery Oriented Services) is a program offering flexible, individualized services that help adults with serious, and persistent, mental illness overcome barriers to attaining career goals that foster rehabilitation and recovery.
790 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
WorkPlus provides comprehensive vocational and educational services to low-income adults who are transitioning from welfare to work, entering the job market for the first time, re-entering the job market and/or working but seeking additional skill training.
Manor Field Center, 90 East Fifth Street, Huntington Station NY 11746
Boys & Girls Club, 471 Atlantic Avenue, Bellport 11713
(631) 425-9694 Ext. 4231
Youth Build has classroom instruction to help students obtain their TASC diplomas (formerly GED). Vocational training is also provided in a variety of fields including building trades and weatherization.