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.
Empowering, Assisting, and Caring for Families Since 1969
EAC Network is a non-profit social services agency that responds to human needs with programs and direct support services that protect, help, and empower families. Our wide range of family support services and programs has been helping our neighbors in need take control of their lives for more than 50 years.
Alternatives For Youth (AFY)
A key piece of Family & Community Services is the Alternative For Youth (AFY) program. It helps to divert AFY young people with severe behavioral problems from the juvenile justice system. By providing them with home-based crisis intervention and community services, AFY has had great success with improving family functioning.
AFY is a partnership between the Suffolk County Department of Social Services, the Suffolk County Department of Probation, the Suffolk County Office of Mental Hygiene, and the Suffolk County Youth Bureau.
Education, Rehabilitation, and Support Enforcement (ERASE) and Project Support
ERASE and Project Support are early intervention programs that enforce child support collections by educating non-compliant, non-custodial parents. These family support services provide parents with helpful information, tools for success, and payment monitoring throughout the first steps of child support payments.
Home Base Program
EAC Network’s Home Base Program is an in-home program that provides intensive services to 10- to 18-year-olds who the Suffolk County Probation Department has referred. Home Base Program helps high-risk young people in need of support services due to substance abuse issues, health-related problems, family conflict, school truancy, or delinquent behavior.
Unfortunately, many New York families lose sanctioned public assistance because they fail to meet regulatory requirements and maintain compliance with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Sanctions Intervention’s family support services help those at-risk of losing benefits by evaluating needs, identifying barriers, and assisting families in achieving TANF compliance.
Second Chances in Occupant Protection for Everyone (SCOPE)
SCOPE aims to improve the distracted and irresponsible driving habits that lead to millions of car crashes every year. The program educates defendants and promotes positive driving habits by educating community members on driving best practices and occupant protection.
Support EAC Network’s Family Support Services and Programs
EAC Network believes that no single organization can facilitate positive change alone. Our family support services are dependent on the support of generous individuals in the community like you. To support EAC Network’s COVID-19 Response Fund, make a donation today!