Mastic Beach, NY - October 15, 2014 - In coordination with Family Service League, the William Floyd School District has opened the William Floyd Family Center, a one-stop location for individuals and families in need of support services; it will also offer adult education opportunities for residents of the William Floyd community. The William Floyd Family Center is located in the former Facilities Department offices next to William Paca Middle School. Services are made possible by grants and provided at no cost to taxpayers.
The goal of the William Floyd Family Center is to serve as a conduit for vital resources such as counseling, vocational training, housing assistance and educational workshops. To start, residents will have the opportunity to take an adult education course in medical billing, where, upon completion, enrollees will receive a certificate issued by Suffolk Community College. Adult education students will also be able to work with an employment specialist who will assist them with résumé writing, interview skills and in a job search.
“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Family Service League to provide additional services and continuing educational opportunities to our residents,” said Dr. Paul Casciano, Superintendent of Schools, William Floyd School District. “The William Floyd Family Center will be a great asset to our community.”
Family Service League already operates Family Centers in four Suffolk County communities and provides a variety of services to assist families. Coordinators will be able to assist with providing information and linking them with various local and regional government and charitable resources.
“Our family center model has been a hallmark of how we deliver services; making them as accessible and comprehensive as possible,” said Karen Boorshtein, President & CEO, Family Service League. “We are very happy to be able to operate a new family center within the William Floyd School District and truly reach the students and families in the community.”
The William Floyd Family Center will also partner with the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library to provide a daytime ESL (English as a Second Language) course; and Colonial Youth and Family Services, as well as other local non-profit organizations for counseling and family support services.
The Medical Billing Adult Education course is made possible through funding from JP Morgan Chase. For more information or to register, please contact Jodi Lieberman at (631) 647-3146 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured outside the new William Floyd Family Center (WFFC) are (left to right): Alicia McCardle, WFFC Social Worker; Jodi Lieberman, WFFC Director; Janet Gilmor, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, William Floyd School District; Dr. Larry Weiss, Senior VP for Programs, Family Service League; and Donna Altonji, Program Director, Family Service League.