HUNTINGTON, NY - May 13, 2011 - Family Service League recently received a federal grant of $252,049 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to help tackle the problem of homelessness in the towns of Brookhaven, Huntington, Smithtown, Islip and Babylon. FSL offers a number of programs that address this critical issue in areas such as preventing and reducing the occurrence of homelessness, providing assistance to families and single adults who are either homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless and offering a safe, warm place to spend the night for homeless individuals who have been living outdoors in the Huntington area through the Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative.
"Homelessness is caused by a number of factors and can result from unemployment and economic problems, illness, mental health issues, or a combination of things," said Karen Boorshtein, president and CEO, Family Service League. "No one should be without such a basic requirement and we are grateful to HUD and Congressman Israel in helping secure this vital funding."
About Family Service League
Family Service League (FSL), founded in 1926, is a not-for-profit, community based human service agency assisting more than 47,000 people each year. FSL serves individuals from infancy through the senior years and families, and offers 48 programs in 15 locations. Family Service League has five Family Centers -located in Huntington, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, East Yaphank, and Riverhead - where families can come and receive assistance to address a broad range of needs. Other program sites are located throughout Long Island from Huntington to Greenport to East Hampton. FSL is credentialed by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services (COA) for meeting the highest standards of best practices and quality services for individuals and families. For more information, call 631-427-3700 or visit the Family Service League web site at www.fsl-li.org.
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Left to right: Dr. W. Hubert Keen, President of Farmingdale State College; Congressman Steve Israel; Karen Boorshtein, President and CEO of Family Service League; Adolfo Carrion, Regional Administrator within the Obama Administration in charge of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.