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Children’s Services

Family Service League provides a wide range of children and family services to help ensure that every child in Suffolk county has the opportunity to excel and choose the right path no matter their home situation. Programs and resources available offer professional guidance, counseling and positive, character-building recreational activities to support those in need and who may be most at risk.

AFY is a primary prevention program for delinquent youth (and their families) at risk of entering the juvenile justice system. The program features visits from family support workers into the youth’s home and various support services.

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Bay Shore, NY
631-650-0051

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Designed for children ages six to 15 on the autism spectrum, this program fosters the development of skills needed to build friendships and interact with fellow students and other community members. These social get-togethers are fun-filled, educational sessions facilitated by licensed special education teachers and social workers. The program also helps parents and siblings meet challenges within the family and provides a parent support group. Additionally, FSL sponsors an annual seminar for parents and educators that focuses on new research, techniques and methods in the field of autism.

Each child and parent participates in an intake to determine suitability.

CONTACT:
Mastic Beach, NY
631-998-0016

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This program enhances the social skills of autistic children in a relaxed and recreational setting and helps to prevent social isolation for children who often are not involved in peer play groups. Siblings can participate, as well as parents. The program consists of 24 sessions, twice a month, scheduled on Sundays throughout the year. Sessions are an hour and a half each and take place at Kidnastics in Center Moriches.

Each child and parent participates in an intake to determine suitability.

CONTACT:
Center Moriches, NY
631-998-0016

Brianna Palisi
Bianna.Palisi@fsl-li.org

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This annual program helps send an estimated 3,000 children from low-income families back to school with the supplies they need to be prepared to learn. Sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, we depend on the generosity of the community and the hundreds of donors and volunteers. Some contribute new backpacks, notebooks, pens, crayons, colored pencils and other supplies, others send a check to help purchase these items, or organize a neighborhood or workplace drive to collect them.

RestoreHope@FSL-li.org

CONTACT:
Bay Shore, NY
631-647-3100

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Riverhead, NY
631-369-0104

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Mastic Beach, NY
631-874-1359

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Mattituck, NY
631-298-8642

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This program provides referrals and financial assistance to low-income families for summer camp experiences for their children between the ages of four and 16. Children attend day and sleep-away camps throughout Long Island, Upstate New York and New Jersey from one to three weeks.

CONTACT:
Huntington, NY
631-470-6945

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Available in Huntington and Mattituck, this clinic features teams of licensed therapy and prescribing staff who provide community-based screening, assessment and treatment services for children and adolescents ages five to 18 who have not been able to get treatment in a clinic-based setting.

CONTACT:
Huntington, NY
631-396-2330

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Mattituck, NY
631-298-7995

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We provide an array of home and community-based therapeutic skill building and family support services for children under age 21 with mental health and/or substance abuse needs. Recipients must have Medicaid.

CONTACT:
Bay Shore, NY
631-647-3100

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Riverhead, NY
631-772-3287

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This program provides care management services to children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances or medical conditions, as well as their families. The goal is to help keep the children and teens safely in their homes and communities.

CONTACT:
Bay Shore, NY
631-650-0146

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This skills-based, group intervention is held in Islip High School and works to relieve the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and general anxiety among children ages 10–15. While processing and dealing with grief and traumatic memories, children learn techniques to help them relax, cope with unsettling thoughts and solve problems through conversation and drawing in both individual and group settings.

CONTACT:
Mastic Beach, NY
631-874-1359

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This program provides in-home services to youth who have been placed on probation by either a parent or school, leaving them at risk of being adjudicated to a higher level of probation or placement in a division for youth (DFY) facility.

CONTACT:
Bay Shore, NY
631-650-0073

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CCSI provides in-home services to children ages six to 18 who have been diagnosed with psychological/mental health issues and are at risk of entering long-term hospitalization or placement in a residential setting. Home and/or school visits take place on a weekly basis at the child and family’s convenience.

CONTACT:
Bay Shore, NY
631-650-0073

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This program provides therapeutic, parenting and case management services to youth ages 10–18 who have been placed on probation and identified as high risk. The goal: To remediate the factors that led to their probation and address their needs so they can remain in their homes and communities.

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Bay Shore, NY
631-650-0073

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This comprehensive preschool program is for children age three living within the Mineola school district. The curriculum supports the development of strong social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills, including the promotion of English literacy. Classes are staffed by NYS-certified teachers and classroom aides.

CONTACT:
Mineola, NY
631-470-6778

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LEAD provides therapeutic recreation for youth ages 14–18 with serious emotional disturbances. The program also fosters leadership skills by exposing participants to a variety of learning experiences to improve communication and problem solving. Staff and peers help teens cope with emotional and social challenges.

CONTACT:
Bay Shore, NY
631-650-0105

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This comprehensive preschool program is for three-year-old children living within the Huntington school district. The curriculum supports the development of strong social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills, including the promotion of English literacy. Classes are staffed by NYS-certified teachers and classroom aides.

CONTACT:
Huntington Station St. Hugh
631-470-6778

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This NYS-licensed early childhood education and childcare program is designed to meet the social, emotional and cognitive needs of children, ensuring them a developmentally appropriate educational experience. The center offers a year-round program serving children 18 months to age five and a universal pre-K program in Mattituck-Cutchogue serving children age four.

CONTACT:
Laurel, NY
631-298-9573

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This program provides education and support for elementary school children (grades K-4) who are struggling academically and may be at risk of falling behind their classmates. After-school and summer sessions help kids with reading, writing, math and socialization, with a focus on enhancing study habits and work comprehension.

CONTACT:
Bay Shore, NY
631-650-0104

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Huntington Station, NY
631-425-9694

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Riverhead, NY
631-591-7578

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This annual holiday donation program brings joy to more than 3,000 children in Suffolk county. The program kicks off in October when we begin collecting donations of toys and gifts from various businesses, banks and corporations. Donors are encouraged to coordinate their own toy collections in their neighborhoods, businesses, clubs or other groups—with gift cards and financial donations also welcome. In December, participants pick up donated toys and bring them to our distribution centers, setting up “shopping” areas, assisting parents in choosing age-appropriate gifts, and wrapping gifts before parents take them home to give to their children.

CONTACT:
RestoreHope@FSL-li.org

 

This voluntary program provides therapeutic recreation to children ages seven to 14 with serious emotional disturbances. Using group interventions, education and skill building, it helps children improve age-appropriate impulse control, socialization skills, motor coordination and tolerance for frustration. Program runs in Bay Shore, Bellport, and Riverhead.

CONTACT:
Bay Shore, NY
631-288-7247

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These centers provide four-year-olds with the social and educational support necessary for them to successfully enter kindergarten. The curriculum supports the development of strong social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills, including the promotion of English literacy. Classes are staffed by NYS-certified teachers and classroom aides.

CONTACT:
Bay Shore, NY
631-650-0093

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Laurel, NY
631-298-9573

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CONTACT:
Mineola, NY
631-470-6778

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CONTACT:
Huntington Station, NY
631-470-6778

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“Suffolk County has the largest youth population in New York State outside of New York City (416,360 under the age of 21).”