General Needs received a grant from TWF to help our local veterans. Duffel bags filled with socks, underwear, t-shirts and toiletries were distributed through the Long Island Cares satellite office in Huntington Station.
Pictured here are General Needs President Lonnie Sherman with General Needs Treasurer Linda Azzara, Executive Director for the Townwide Fund Alice Marie Rorke, Veteran Life Skills Specialst Fern Summer, Veteran Outreach and Care Coordinator and Marine Corps Veteran Brendan Piper, Veterans’ Mobile Outreach Specialist John Sears and Program Center Manager Idalia Boczek
The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency received an Emergency Grant for Prevention Programs in the Huntington community. LICADD will be expanding its highly effective Students Assistance Program along with an array of mental health and substance use disorder services for essential workers, educators, students, and parents.
Pictured here is Executive Director of LICADD Steven Chassman, TWF Grants Chair Janice Whelan, TWF First Vice President Greg Kennedy and TWF Executive Director Alice Marie Rorke
“LICADD is grateful to the Townwide Fund for responding to our request to help address the dramatic impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of adolescents and their families. Funds from the Townwide Fund will provide direct services to students, educators, school-based healthcare providers and parents in the Town of Huntington through LICADD’s Students Assistance Program (SAP). With this assistance from the Fund, SAP will be able to help vulnerable at-risk adolescents in Huntington feel empowered to make healthier choices surrounding substance use while integrating healthy coping strategies for stress, anxiety, fear, and grief. Access to LICADD’s support services will encourage adolescents to become resilient and to develop effective strategies to overcome obstacles to their academic goals. LICADD will provide Professional Presentations on topics including substance use prevention, stress reduction, wellness strategies, vaping, and compassion fatigue/burnout prevention. As we continue to weather the storm of the pandemic together, LICADD encourages all Huntington Town residents to utilize their full range of services to address stress management, coping strategies, anxiety, school stress, anger management, and other mental health and substance use concerns.”
-Steve Chassman, LICADD Executive Director
Help is available 24/7 through LICADD’s hotline number: 631-979-1700