June Happenings 2018
Exploring the Positive Impact of Yoga
Yoga classes have begun at the HFY Youth Shelter and we are grateful to have instruction provided by United We Om. United is a nonprofit organization committed to sharing yoga and meditation across social and financial boundaries, serving individuals from vulnerable and trauma sensitive communities.A big thank you to United We Om, from HFY staff and youth.
Specialized yoga and meditation teachers offer the tools of practice in a simple way that everyone can integrate into their daily lives. United We Om believes that the practice of yoga is not just the postures and breathing techniques, but our compassionate connection to each other as fellow humans.
Hope for Youth is proud to be in the midst of hiring staff for its new PINS Diversion Services program; to begin serving in July, families with a child or children at risk of adjudication as a Person In Need of Supervision (PINS) throughout Nassau County. This program will be housed in the Bellmore residence and will provide case management for up to 400 individuals annually.
June Awards Dinner
This wonderful evening was a celebration of students, staff and foster parents. Those acknowledged were well-deserving award recipients and we had the pleasure of listening to some very inspirational stories from former residents of HFY. A fun time was had by all and included good food and company, and dancing. Congratulations to all honorees!
HFY employees that received the Employee of the Year award were Kate Travers, Director of Program Development and Timara Manns, ICM/ASP Program Supervisor. Congratulations to both!
Featured in this pic are several residents who received back packs, as all youth did, upon leaving the dinner. Comfort Cases was the provider of the backpacks and for that we are extremely grateful! A nonprofit based in Maryland, Comfort Cases is committed to bringing dignity and hope to youth in the system. The backpacks contained pajamas and age-appropriate items. In 2017, Comfort Cases distributed 11,219 cases across 32 states. Partnering with other organizations, having common goals, is a win-win for both HFY and the partnering entity.
Thank You to Those Who Recently Held Collections for HFY
Two Long Island schools held drives and collected various items for our youth in residence this past month. A big thank you to the Waldorf School in Garden City and to the Leadership Class of Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School. Each institution collected and or purchased items in need; duffel bags, swim suits and beach towels, sand toys, backpacks, tee shirts and shorts.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning how you might get involved in this capacity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to discuss a Fall drive/collection with you.