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Family Service League presents programs to Town of East Hampton Board – Broad array of mental health counseling, addiction treatment, support, and crisis care services available to children and adults living on the East End!

East Hampton & Huntington, NY (October 14, 2020) – Family Service League (FSL), a premier Long Island based non-profit human service organization, was invited by Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez to present to the Town of East Hampton Board on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.   Karen Boorshtein, FSL President & CEO and Carol Magee, FSL Program Director at the FSL East Hampton Mental Health Clinic, located at 316 Accabonac Road, provided an overview of FSL’s broad spectrum of programs and resources that are available to children, families, and seniors residing on the East End.

FSL maintains offices in East Hampton, Greenport, Mattituck, Riverhead, and Westhampton Beach.  The essential services offered include mental health counseling, educational services, addiction treatment, senior services, and crisis care.  In addition, Ms. Boorshtein discussed the expansion of its robust platform of telehealth services during this critical time.  The overwhelming life challenges that we as a community are facing have been exacerbated by the additional stressors associated with COVID-19, making FSL’s programs a lifeline for many Long Islanders.

The presentation touched on many aspects of FSL services:

  • Counseling available to children and their families through the South Fork and North Fork Initiatives in coordination with local school districts.
  • FSL social workers based in several major South Fork pediatric practices who provide counseling to children and teens. This resource became even more significant in this new era of distance learning and isolation.
  • FSL’s 24-hour DASH Stabilization Center & Hotline 631-952-3333.  This program is a beacon of hope for all Suffolk County residents who are struggling to cope with mental health issues (such as anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder) or addiction disorders. FSL expanded the services at the Riverhead Clinic (400 West Main Street) to include the East End Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC).  The CCBHC offers access to care and stabilizes those in crisis who are struggling with mental health issues and/or substance use disorders. This convenient community-based outpatient program was created for children and adults residing in Eastern Suffolk County.
  • Community Advocacy, Information & Referral (CAIR) programs for clients and families financially and emotionally struggling for necessities due to lack of employment and limited job opportunities.  Food pantry items, emergency assistance, and resource referrals are in constant demand.
  • Additional topics included in the presentation were Senior Advocacy Services, Caregiver Support, Continuing Education Classes, Support groups for those who have lost loved one to addiction or suicide.  For a full overview visit


“FSL has always recognized the importance of providing East End residents with quality behavioral health counseling, mental health programs, and crisis care.  With the many challenges people are facing due to Covid-19 this type of support has become critical for the health of the most vulnerable of our neighbors. Throughout this pandemic, FSL has provided access to counseling services via telehealth to thousands of people. Children and adults depend on FSL’s broad spectrum of programs. We are their safety-net”, said Karen Boorshtein, FSL President & CEO. “We are appreciative to the members of the Town of East Hampton for their commitment to serving the community and for their belief in FSL’s mission of service.” 


For information contact Karen Boorshtein, FSL President & CEO

631-470-6780 or


Watch the FSL presentation on LTV VOD 10/13/20 11am meeting



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.

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FSL Press Contact:

Tricia O’Hare, Director of Development & Communications

Family Service League

cell 631-807-1845 or 631-205-8944