“My name is Thomas T. Mentoring to me is all about making a difference. When I was growing up in the 60s, the youngest of three, my brother was in Vietnam most of that time, and I really didn’t have anyone to look up to at home. I was bullied at school and wasn’t good at sports. I remember that feeling of feeling alone. This is why I believe in mentoring kids. I retired in 2013, and my kids are grown. I decided I wanted to mentor…”
We are SO grateful to have received Brookepacks from the Brooke Jackman Foundation once again! Every year, hundreds of children in our programs receive brand new backpacks filled with school supplies and books so they can be ready and confident on the first day of school! Thank you, Brooke Jackman Foundation!
EAC Network’s best-interest child advocacy took another step forward recently when Suffolk Family Court Judge Chris Ann Kelley administered the oath of service to new Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers who successfully completed a rigorous 30-hour training program. This more than doubles the Suffolk program size!
Every day, five children die as a result of child abuse, many of them right here in our own backyard. Helping to address this growing problem is EAC Network’s Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center at the Pat & Mary Bagnato Place for Kids (CAC), which provides assistance to young victims…
The “Women of West Islip,” represented by Carmela R., ran a Share the Love stuffed animal drive and donated dozens of cute and fluffy animals to our Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) to help provide comfort to child victims of abuse and neglect. Thank you, Women of West Islip!
Another Girl Scout Troop brought “sweet cases” to the CAC this week! Troop 2525 was represented by Troop Leader Angela who dropped off an additional donation of duffel bags filled with goodies to make our children feel a little better during their time of crisis. Thank you, Troop 2525!