Family Support

Helping families grow stronger, together.


FCA’s Family Support team provides vital services to children and families who are vulnerable and at risk, homeless or struggling with a host of difficulties including chemical dependency, mental health trauma or lack of resources.

FCA staff empower our youth and families in their decision-making abilities and assist them in developing the skillsets needed to live independently and successfully. The team’s synergy supports best-practice delivery of services utilizing community resources and FCA’s wrap-around services in creating and enhancing successful outcomes.


Family Support Programs

Community Credible Messengers Initiative

This initiative provides services to youth transitioning out of OCFS court ordered residential placements.

Contact (516) 485-4289 x 1267


Families Count

Our services are centered around improving the four pillars of communication, mutual respect, encouragement, and problem solving between parents and their children/teenagers.

Contact (516) 485-4289 x 1267


Family First

Our team of bilingual Spanish speaking clinicians offer school-based trauma-informed counseling to meet the social emotional learning (SEL) needs of Spanish speaking ENL/ELL students and their families. To inquire about bringing our services to your school district, please call 516-485-4289.

Contact (516) 485-4289 x 1267


Family Support

Case management services are offered to families who are receiving services from NCDSS. Together, strength-based services are provided to families who are struggling with a variety of challenges and without services, there is a high risk of foster care placement.   (Se habla Español & Pale Créole).

Contact (516) 565-5512


Project Independence- Foster Care Youth Living Skills

Foster care youth, ages 14-21, will be provided with a unique opportunity to work with FCA Project Independence staff on their goals which will provide them the skills to live independently upon discharge from foster care.

Contact (Nassau) (516) 565-5512

Contact (Suffolk) (631) 580-0334


Ladders to Success

Ladders to Success, located at FCA's Learning Center, will prepare identified high school students in Mathematics, Algebra, Reading and English to attain the placement test scores they need to avoid remedial classes and immediately access credit-bearing classes at Nassau Community College and beyond.

Contact (516) 485-4289 x 1267


Learning Center

Support, enrichment and advocacy services are offered to Nassau County youth, ages 14-18, who want to explore vocational, employment and educational opportunities.
Contact (516) 485-4289 ext. 1223


Lynn Vanderhall Nursery Co-Op

The Nursery Co-Op provides short-term childcare for children ages 2-5 years old and case management for parents who are seeking to improve their individual and family circumstances. This unique children’s program promotes social, intellectual and emotional skill building.

Contact (516) 485-4289 x 1267


Immigrant Resource Center / Centro de Recursos para Inmigrantes

Services for immigrant and vulnerable families in our Nassau and Suffolk County communities.  Helpline counselors provide referrals to food pantries, immigration resources, COVID-19 testing and vaccine advocacy, case management & short-term counseling, with services available in both English and Spanish.

FCA reminds those in need, that they are not alone. 

Contact (516) 546-0357


Pregnant & Parenting Teen Support (PACT)

Our case managers provide cultural and educational enrichment opportunities to young people, ages 10-21, who are at risk of unprotected sexual activity, early pregnancy, as well as parenting or pregnant teens. 

Contact (516) 485-4289 x 1267



Erica Schifano, LCSW, CASAC-T

Assistant Vice President-Family Support Division

(516) 485-4289 ext. 1223

31 Main Street Hempstead, NY 11550