The mission of EAC is to empower, assist and care for all individuals in need. We help people survive in a challenging world. It is a delicate and intricate balancing act that requires consistent support from volunteers, employees, and donors. These efforts can inspire entire communities to build themselves back…
Family & Community
Impaired driving is a common road safety problem that worsens yearly. For example, a report from earlier this year shows that more than a quarter (25%) of all traffic-related deaths directly result from alcohol impairment. In New York, your blood alcohol level (BAC) determines if you are drunk or impaired….
The holidays bring up many fun memories and warm feelings from past or current events. However, they can also stir many emotions for various reasons that can cause stress. For example, we may have strained relationships with loved ones and are anxious about seeing them. Some of us may also…
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.
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.
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 COVID-19 pandemic presented many daunting challenges, including unemployment and financial insecurity, to at-risk families across Long Island and New York City. During these difficult times, EAC Network’s family support services and programs provided vital frontline assistance that made a major difference in the quality of life of many underserved members of our community.
EAC Network continues to reach out to leaders within the diverse communities we proudly serve to better understand their evolving needs. During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we connected with Dr. Sana Malik, PhD., Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University’s School of Social Welfare. Our discussion included social…
Many of us are grappling with new changes and challenges while addressing the Coronavirus outbreak. Have your kids at home and need some support? Schedule a video chat with EAC Network’s Long Island Parenting Institute’s Program Director today!
Student Peer Mediators from Dodd Middle School in Freeport were recently invited guests on a court visit in the Village of Hempstead by Hon. Joy Watson, who had previously swore them in after their completion of a 16-hour Peer Mediation Training by EAC Network’s Long Island Dispute Resolution Centers.