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FCC awards Family Service League a Telehealth Grant

Huntington, NY (July 15, 2020) – Family Service League (FSL), a premier Long Island based non-profit human service organization, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a reimbursement-based grant of up to $239,346 through the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program.  This FCC grant was created to provide eligible health care providers with enhanced telecommunications services, information services, and connected devices that are needed to provide telehealth services in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and in coordination with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

This grant will fund laptops, mobile hotspots, videoconferencing equipment, and network upgrades to better connect needed services to those affected by COVID-19.  Existing clients, new patients, essential workers, staff, and the community at large will all benefit from this expansion of technology.  “We have long recognized the importance of providing clients with the continuity of vital support throughout difficult times and this has always been forefront in our strategic planning.  Throughout this pandemic, FSL has provided access to mental health counseling, behavioral health counseling, and crisis care services via telehealth to thousands of people across Suffolk County. 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 of the FCC’s commitment to helping healthcare providers offer care and look forward to expanding FSL’s robust platform of telehealth services during this critical time.” 

For information contact Karen Boorshtein, FSL President & CEO

631-470-6780 or


The COVID-19 Telehealth Program provides $200 million in funding, appropriated by Congress as part of the CARES Act, to help in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is to be used for specific services and/or connected devices purchased after March 13, 2020 and implemented or purchased by September 30, 2020.


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