On behalf of the Advisory Committee to All for the East End Fund (AFTEE), the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF), has awarded a $2,500 grant to Family Service League (FSL); a Long Island based non-profit human service organization. This grant will assist in funding FSL’s Community Behavioral Health Collaborative (CBHC). The CBHC focuses on increasing awareness of children’s mental health issues, proving community education, developing workshops, and crisis response training on the East End of Long Island. One specific program to be funded is FSL’s Chat & Chill, where young adults meet with a trained facilitator to share the challenges and coping strategies that are unique to those suffering a loss due to suicide, overdose, accidents, and other unexpected tragedy.
“The funding from AFTEE will help Family Service League meet the increasing demand for social services and behavioral health programs on the East End of Long Island. Our mission is to help Long Island residents mobilize their strengths and improve the quality of their lives at home and in the community.” – Karen Boorshtein, President & CEO of Family Service League
AFTEE, a unique 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2011 with a singular mission: to help, support and showcase the non-profits that make the East End a place unlike any other. FSL is one of the recipients of the AFTEE $50,000 Building Stronger Neighborhoods Program. AFTEE organizers have set up the fund with the intention of distributing grants to various non-profits working to better the quality of life in the five East End townships. To learn more about AFTEE, visit www.AFTEE.org, follow on Facebook and Twitter @All4EastEnd, or call 631-599-9297.