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DASH Hotline & Crisis Care Center are available 24-hours a day

HUNTINGTON, NY (April 7, 2020) – Family Service League (FSL), the premier Long Island based non-profit human service organization, continues to offer essential mental health counseling, addiction treatment, and crisis care for children and adults.

Facing mental health or substance abuse issues can be overwhelming, especially combined with the additional stress and challenges our communities are facing due to the COVID-19 virus. FSL’s DASH Crisis Care Center is a beacon of hope for Suffolk County residents who are struggling to cope.  The Hotline 631-952-3333 is available 24-hours or visit www.fsl-li.org for additional services.

In addition to requests for assistance, FSL has received calls from community members asking what they can do to support the effort to provide vital resources for their neighbors in need.  Despite the challenges of keeping our services active during the emergency we remain able and ready to serve the community and the 50,000 individuals whose lives we touch yearly.  For information on ways you can make a difference please call 631-470-6770 or restorehope@fsli-li.org.  These are just a few of the many FSL services that are continuing to operate due to the generosity of donors:

  • FSL’s network of homeless shelters provide housing, food, and essentials for over 600 Long Island children and adults each night.  These people live in poverty without many necessities most of us take for granted.
  • Senior Outreach Workers are caring for those vulnerable seniors unable to access services and are suffering from social isolation.
  • FSL has expanded the delivery of critical counseling remotely via telehealth – secure digital technology, telephone, and video conferencing methods.  In the coming weeks and months, this will enhance the outreach of care and health education to thousands of our clients.

“The health and safety of our clients, staff, and community members has always been of utmost importance”, stated Karen Boorshtein, FSL President & CEO. “FSL will continue to work in partnership with community leaders and our donors to fund these critical programs.  We are dedicated to maintaining our mission of service and the availability of these safety net programs for our Long Island neighbors during this challenging time.”

 Family Service League (FSL), established in 1926, is a Long Island non-profit human service organization providing a safety net for people in need.  FSL touches the lives of 50,000 people annually, addressing some of the most prevalent and pressing human needs facing Long Island communities. FSL delivers tangible help and crisis intervention across a spectrum of service areas including: mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, homelessness, job training, trauma counseling, early education, and family & senior support services.  In all, FSL offers over 60 programs at 20 locations throughout Long Island.  To learn more about FSL visit www.fsl-li.org and like us on Facebook!

 

FSL Press Contact:

Tricia O’Hare, Director of Development & Communications

Family Service League

631-205-8944 631-807-1845

tohare@fsl-li.org