Updated: School Supply Drives Underway Around Huntington

Is your organization or office collecting school supplies for distribution to students in need? Email us the details or add the collection times and places to the HuntingtonNow.com calendar. Here are a few ways to support students in Huntington.   Assemblyman Steve Stern’s office is Read More …

Providers Bring COVID-19 Vaccine to Behavioral Health Community

When it comes to protecting friends and family, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused serious concern, especially among those diagnosed with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Family Service League and Genoa Healthcare have stepped in to aid their clients in getting access to the COVID-19 Read More …

Coalition Awarded Grant for Drug Addiction Services

A coalition of Long Island service agencies has been awarded $5.7 million to support addiction prevention, treatment and recovery programs. The Long Island Network, made up of 12 human services and behavioral health organizations, received the funds from the federally supported NYS Opioid Response Grant Read More …

Town Board Approves Pool Use Contracts

The Huntington Town Board approved the use of the Dix Hills Park pool by the following groups of children this summer: Gateway Gardens Tri Community and Youth Agency Whitman Village Housing Development Fund Corpration. The town board also approved execution of an agreement with Titan Read More …

Letter: Champions Made Extra Effort to Help in Times of Need

As we approach the New Year many of us are ready to say good riddance to 2020, a year unlike any other. In spite of the bleakness of the situation, we have seen the best in our human spirit in unprecedented numbers. We recognize our Read More …

Residents Encouraged to Seek Help If Overwhelmed by Covid-19 Impact, Holidays

Experts in mental health are encouraging residents to reach out for help if the combination of Covid-19 and normal holiday stresses are leaving them feeling overwhelmed. Karen Boorshtein, president and CEO of Family Service League, said many people have lost relatives to the virus, lost Read More …

Scott Maskin Joins Family Service League Board

Family Service League, a leading Long Island based non-profit human service organization, is proud to announce the election of Scott Maskin to its distinguished Board of Directors. Mr. Maskin and Mr. Mike Bailis, co-founders, formed SUNation Solar Systems, Inc. in 2003, based in Ronkonkoma, as one of Long Island’s Read More …

Hungry or Hurting in Huntington? Here’s Where to Get Help

With so many Huntington residents unemployed or in need of support, numerous individuals and organizations are among those helping out. The Huntington Assembly of God, with the help of Friends of Huntington Station Latin Quarter, Helping Hand Mission and others, is providing meals to those Read More …

Volunteers and Donors Give Santa a Hand With Christmas Toys

Volunteers from PSEG-LI, Moonjumpers, Suffolk County Police and others wrapped toys this week for families in need. PSEG-LI’s Ray Homburger, manager of customer experiences, was busy wrapping presents Thursday, even as families stopped by to pick out toys, stocking stuffers and books for their children. Read More …

Nonprofits Win Grants From Townwide Fund

 Dozens of Huntington nonprofits celebrated Wednesday night as the Townwide Fund distributed grants to several organizations as part of its annual Harvest Night. The fund gave away $120,000 in grants at the celebration, which was attended by 38 local nonprofits. Garden City Pizza provided Read More …

Hindu Temple Walk Aids Family Service League, Nature Conservancy

More than 800 Long Islanders joined the BAPS Charities Walk Green this weekend in Melville to benefit the Nature Conservancy. Members of the Hindu temple Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, local political leaders, Huntington residents and others participated in the walk, part of an international effort Read More …

Hometown Helper: David Obey, Family Service League

This week’s interview features Hometown Helper David Obey, who’s entering his 10th year of volunteering with Long Island’s Family Service League. The Project: There are two programs I volunteer for through Family Service League. One is working at The Community Thrift Shop, pricing donations. Family Read More …

Letter: Groups Rally to Help Fire Victims

To the Editor: I want to express how proud I am of our community, the various agencies and the many residents who rallied to help the families – a total of 125 people – that were recently displaced by fires at apartment complexes in East Read More …