Hope For Youth

Cornell Cooperative at The HFY Youth Shelter Program

When you don’t know where you’ll be sleeping each night, cooking a nutritious meal may seem out-of-reach. Indeed, even homeless individuals with a safe place to stay may lack the tools, appliances, and funds they need to prioritize healthy eating. That is why at the Hope For Youth Youth Shelter Program the staff works to connect our residents to services that focus on building and connecting them to services that promote healthy habits and behaviors.

Thank you to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County for teaching our residents how to eat healthy meals on a budget, make better food choices, and increase physical activity, thereby improving nutritional well-being.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County assists and educates residents, businesses and professionals in a broad spectrum of topics by providing research-based information on parenting, diabetes management, nutrition and wellness, horticulture, environmental protection, marine restoration and sustainable agriculture.

Experts from the four main program areas—Family Health and Wellness, Marine, Agriculture and 4-H Youth Development—reach tens of thousands of adults, children, professionals and businesses each year.

They bring this free and low-cost knowledge directly to people at workshops, children’s camps, libraries and schools. They also work one-on-one with fisherman, farmers and growers to strengthen these industries, bringing tourism and advancing economic development. CCE programs have had a significant impact on communities and industry in Suffolk for nearly a century. To learn more click here.

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