Staff from our Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Central Islip spearheaded EAC Network’s #goBlue campaign by inviting all EAC Network employees as well as the community at large to wear blue on April 26.
Children & Youth
On Long Island alone there are approximately 1,200 children in the foster care system. Because there are so many children to account for, this could lead to possible unintended neglect and children slipping through the cracks of the system. That’s where EAC Network’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program steps in.
We know being a parent is difficult, but it’s even harder when simultaneously dealing with family issues like divorce and custody. Many single parents who need to attend court business are forced to bring their children with them due to the high costs of childcare. However, in certain instances being in court could possibly expose children to traumatic experiences as they observe the discord in family situations.
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking is an illegal multi-billion-dollar industry in which individuals are forced to engage in commercial sex, labor, or other services against their will. This modern day slavery occurs on a global scale and even happens in our own neighborhoods.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens ages 14-18 in the United States. This fact is terrifying for all parents and law officers who are first to respond at the scene of an accident. Teen Driving Equation aims to prevent further unnecessary injuries and deaths by enforcing positive driving skills for teens so they develop safe driving habits.
Chipotle hosted a fundraiser for us on November 18th in which every person who ate at a Chipotle on Long Island and mentioned EAC Network saw 50% of their purchase donated back to us. We are so grateful to everyone who participated. The event resulted in Chipotle donating almost $1,000! Click through to view photos.
THE FAY J. LINDNER FOUNDATION’S GENEROUS GRANT ENSURES ENGAGING ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES This year, the Fay J. Lindner Foundation granted $33,600 to our Supervised Visitation programs. One of the challenges our Visit Specialists face is keeping the children who visit with their non-custodial parents every week engaged in…