When the pandemic hit New York in March 2020, low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS became essentially homebound, placing them at higher risk for food insecurity. To fill this service gap, EAC Network’s Nutrition Education & Food Services program pivoted to provide remote services. Participants were then able to receive food vouchers via the mail and participate in nutrition education videoconference sessions, while in-person services were not possible. Through actions like these, we made a true difference in the lives of at-risk Nassau and Suffolk residents at an incredibly challenging time.
Did you know that last year 252,535 domestic violence-related calls were made to state and local hotlines in New York? These pleas for help tell the story of a growing social problem. EAC Network’s Abusive Partner Intervention Program (APIP) and our domestic abuse prevention initiatives were created to respond to and address this pressing social problem within our communities. Domestic Violence Awareness Month, recognized every October, focuses public attention on this pressing social problem and solution-based programs, like APIP, that are creating positive change.
Winter in New York can be long and hard, especially for low-income Nassau County families. Due to the high cost of energy, some get stuck between a rock and hard place when it gets cold. A lack of resources then forces tough choices, like staying warm or having enough to eat. To address this pervasive problem, EAC Network’s two weatherization assistance programs (HEAT and WRAP) deliver direct support services that help members of our community stay in their homes and out of costly institutional care.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) primary goal for child passenger safety is to make sure all parents and caregivers are correctly using the right car seats (rear-facing car seats, forward-facing car seats, or booster seats) or seat belts for their children’s ages and sizes.
Did you know that nearly 21 million Americans are battling at least one addiction? Although every person who enters recovery is a victory, the recovery movement’s work has only begun. September’s National Recovery Month provides us with an opportunity to look at the impact that programs like our New Path Treatment Center make in the community every day and look forward to a promising future for all those in recovery.