ALTERNATIVES FOR YOUTH

 
General Information
Description of ProgramProvides a PINS diversion program. AFY is a 30-45 day home based crisis intervention for youth that display a pattern of incorrigible behavior(Defiance in the home, disobeying curfew,
aggressive behaviors, truancy/failing school and mental health issues). Case Managers will do an assessment of family needs and links them with community resources to get the family out of crisis. In addition, after the 30-45 days are completed. a Phase 2 of the program is implemented to link the families with partnership agencies for typically 3-6 months, but can be up to a year to ensure the ensure the family's needs are met and they remain stabilized. AFY also provides parent support workshops, adolescent male and female workshops as well as peer mentoring services.
LocationSuffolk
Geographic AreaSuffolk
Public TransportationTransportation provided for clients.
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenSpanish
EligibilityYouth up to the age of 18 that are in danger of going into the juvenile justice system and their parent(s) or guardian(s). In order to be enrolled in the program, parents MUST be screened by the Probation Department first. Families referred also must live in Suffolk County.
 
Availability
Hours of OperationM-F 9am-5pm;
 
Contact Information
Contact's NameDemishia Owens
Contact's PositionProgram Director
Contact's Emaildemishia.owens@eacinc.org
Physical Site Address 160 Plant Avenue
Physical Site City, State, ZipHauppauge, NY 11788
Mailing Address 160 Plant Avenue
Mailing City, State, ZipHauppauge, NY 11788
Main Phone(631)648-2700 Office
Other Phone(631)853-7889 Probation Screeners
Fax(631)648-2704
Web Addresseac-network.org
 
Additional Information
Volunteer OpportunitiesYes
Last UpdateAug19
 
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
EAC NETWORK
This Program: ALTERNATIVES FOR YOUTH
Affiliated Services: ALTERNATIVES FOR YOUTH