A safe place to call home, instead of struggling alone.
Quality residential care, in one of the most expensive places to live in America, is essential now more than ever before. FCA operates four residences which fall under two categories: Runaway and Homeless Youth housing, and OMH Community Residences. Each of these programs provides housing and supportive services for Long Island’s most vulnerable populations. Not only do residents receive life-saving care, but they are also empowered to set short and long-term goals for themselves. FCA’s objective with these programs is to understand and meet needs, reunite families (when possible), and secure long-term safe housing. Our residences focus on quality care, seamless transitions and well-managed aftercare services.
Lakeview House is a Community Residence program that provides a therapeutic environment for adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED) who are in need of a structured community setting to result in outcomes of successful functioning and integration into the family, community or independent living.
Nassau Haven is a 12-bed gender-inclusive emergency shelter for young people ages 10 to 20. In a first step toward hope, the individual on the run talks to a friendly 20-something peer, from FCA’s Street Outreach team. They learn about Nassau Haven, FCA’s Emergency Youth Shelter. When they enter the doors, they see this is no regular shelter.
Call (516) 221-1310 or text (516) 427-9354
FCA's Walkabout for Young Men and Women residence for young adults is a transitional independent living program (TILP) in Freeport, preparing homeless adolescents and young adults ages 16-20 for independent living. Walkabout focuses both on the practical side from job interviews and resumes to creating a budget and planning for independent living in the future. Most graduates from Walkabout will return for many visits – after all, Walkabout may be the family they never had, and it’s always good to have a place to call home.
West Nassau Residence is a home in Elmont for adults ages 18 – 59 who have a persistent mental illness. Our 24-hour supervised community residence serves men and women by assisting them in learning the skills necessary to move on to a more independent living environment.