April not only marks the beginning of spring, but it’s also National Volunteer Month. EAC Network will be taking the next 30 days to recognize the importance of volunteering and also thanking those volunteers who dedicate their time and effort towards worthy causes on Long Island. If you want to…
March is National Nutrition Month, and what better time than now to talk about community nutrition programs? Eating a healthy diet filled with nutritious foods is the foundation of wellbeing. A wholesome diet can boost your mood, energy levels, and can even reduce the risk of chronic health conditions.
Did you know that the average amount of time young people spend in the foster care system in New York State is over 18 months? During these long months, many of those in foster care do not have natural supports systems in place. To fulfill this unmet need, EAC Network’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) act in the best interests of young people in foster care in Nassau and Suffolk counties as they transition into permanent housing.
Recidivism is a community problem, not just a criminal justice problem. In 2020, 14 percent of those arrested in New York City were later rearrested for committing another crime. This unfortunate cycle jeopardizes the safety and security of the community. To slow (and hopefully stop) the revolving door, EAC Network’s Offender Reentry Program (ORP) provides direct support services that ease an often challenging transition back into the community.