• With a New Home and Job Prospects, Matthew Sees a Brighter Future

    Matthew, a young man living with mental illness, had a pattern of running away from home, when symptomatic, and engaging in behaviors that put him at risk. After a hospitalization, Matthew came to Federation. With the help of the Recovery Concepts program and Supportive Housing, Matthew is on the road to recovery and making progress toward his personal goals. Group therapy has

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  • No Longer Homeless, Lynette Offers Thanks

     Left to Right: Mary Clare Campion Program Coordinator, Carissa Romano Physician Assistant, Lynette, Yvette Bosier Program Manager This past July, Lynette was living in a woman’s homeless shelter. She had lost her job and her home following the progressive worsening of end-stage renal disease. That’s when Federation’s Nursing Home Diversion Supportive Housing Program staff stepped in. They recognized the

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  • Moving Mountains…One Day at a Time

    Empowerment and motivation can help anyone achieve their dreams and are core principles of a person-centered approach. Founded by Carl Rogers in the 1940s, this approach is based on the belief that every human being has the capacity to fulfil their own potential. This principle has been guiding Federation’s staff for years as they successfully help people help themselves. Randy, a

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  • Irving Berkowitz Residents Grateful for Flu Shots

    On November 16, 2016, the Irving Berkowitz Residence (IBR) in Brentwood hosted a flu shot clinic. A pharmacist from Medford Chemists came on site and administered vaccinations to six residents and one staff member. Bringing the flu shots directly to IBR made it much easier for residents to get this potentially life-saving vaccine.The residents expressed gratitude

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  • Step by Step, Ivan Builds a New Life

    Turning your life around takes courage, determination, faith and hard work. Since being released from prison in 2015, Ivan has focused on making a new life for himself. He is succeeding, with help from Federation and other community-based services. After his release, Ivan lived at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center and, within six months, moved to Federation’s Massapequa Community

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  • Congratulations to all of the Federation Team’s Accomplishments!

    Philip Matcovsky is celebrating his 30th anniversary with Federation Joe Ortloff is celebrating his 25th anniversary with Federation Karen Leggio became Director of Strategic Partnerships and Resource Development Jason Vandewater became Director of Clinical Services Lori-Ann Szadok became Associate Director of Residential Services Honora Stephen became Director of Outreach Services Ali Rosen became Director of Community Housing Support Teams Tisha Silvera is

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