A variety of programs designed to support families in need such as a winter food pantry, leisure time and socialization, "Adopt-a-Family" holiday baskets, back-to-school supplies, etc.
Family Support Programs
Beyond our Therapeutic or Social Work services, we are committed to bringing support to families in need. We do this in a variety of tangible ways:
- Food Pantry
In the winter months, YES maintains a food pantry stocked with non-perishable items and at times fresh meat and produce. This is made possible through the generosity of donations from community members and local foundations.
- "Adopt-a-Family" Program
Local individuals and families are encouraged to "adopt" a family in need during the holidays. Through this program, families who are in need of resources are provided with gifts, food, etc.
- Holiday Drive
Leading up to the holiday season, we collect toys, gifts, and food items to create gift baskets for families in the area that are finding it financially difficult to celebrate the holidays.
- Henry Schein Backpack Program
Through the Henry Schein Corporation, we partner to provide backpacks filled with school supplies, clothing, and other school-related items to ease the burden of back-to-school spending for families.
- Summer Trips
Thanks to the "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" Foundation, we are able to provide trips for local youth and their families with special family-building and alternative leisure time opportunities. Past outings have included trips to productions of: Snow White, Peter Pan, Major and Minor League Baseball Games, Fishing Trips, Long Island Ducks Games, and more.