Hope For Youth

April Newsletter

A Bittersweet Farewell to our CEO, Dr. Hegarty

Last month we bid farewell to Dr. Hegarty, the former CEO of Hope For Youth, who has retired after over 40 years at Hope For Youth. Though saddened by his departure, we remain grateful for his years of service and exceptional leadership. Under Dr. Hegarty’s guidance, Hope For Youth achieved remarkable success and positively impacted the lives of countless young people. His unwavering dedication, inspiring vision, and tireless efforts were a source of inspiration to us all, and we were privileged to have been part of his team. We express our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Hegarty for his remarkable commitment to the mission of Hope For Youth. He provided us with endless opportunities to grow both professionally and personally, and we are thankful for his leadership. Although we miss him dearly, the impact of his leadership and dedication will continue to motivate and inspire us all.

We thank Dr. Hegarty for the incredible experience throughout the years.

We celebrated the retirement of Dr. Hegarty with family, friends and coworkers at Captain Bill’s

Employee Appreciation Luncheon

Every March, Hope For Youth hosts a lunch to celebrate Employee Appreciation Day and show our deep gratitude for the exceptional work of the Hope For Youth staff in making a positive impact in the lives of our youth and families.

Big shout out to Jackson Hall in East Islip for graciously hosting us this year

What’s Happening in April!

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time when we acknowledge the importance of promoting the safety and well-being of our children. At Hope For Youth, we are dedicated to supporting and empowering our youth through our various programs and services. One such program is our Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) program, which provides intervention for children from birth through age 5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event. This program helps to prevent and mitigate the effects of trauma, which can have a significant impact on a child’s development and overall well-being. Together, we can create a safer and more nurturing environment for our children and prevent child abuse from occurring in our communities.

April is National Volunteer Month, a time when we celebrate and honor the dedication and service of volunteers across the United States. At Hope For Youth, we rely on the support and generosity of volunteers to help us fulfill our mission of improving the lives of children, youth, and families in our community. Volunteering with Hope For Youth is a great way to give back and make a positive impact in the lives of our youth. From providing mentorship and tutoring to helping with special events and activities, there are many ways to get involved and make a difference. Whether you have a few hours to spare or want to make a more long-term commitment, we welcome volunteers of all backgrounds and experiences. By volunteering with Hope For Youth, you can help to create a brighter future for our youth and strengthen our communities.

Visit our website at https://www.hfyny.org/ to learn more about how you can get involved and make a difference today.

Learn more about how you can volunteer for Hope For Youth: https://www.hfyny.org/how-you-can-help/volunteering/