Nutrition Empowerment and Wellness
Many families who are new to the United States are often misinformed about nutrition and the efficacy of food related products. Presently in the U.S. there is an obesity epidemic that can be a cause for bad health.
Providing correct nutritional education and information will empower and help families maintain healthy lifestyles.
Project N.E.W. is a special project that will service the families within Huntington and Huntington Station by providing nutrition and health education.
Staff will help families by providing the nutritional education as well as any other referrals or help with resources that will address their needs. Information will be kept confidential and will be provided in English and Spanish.
Our mission is to outreach and engage families interested in nutrition education to increase their knowledge of nutrition, health , and other services and programs that will enrich their lives.
Project C.A.S.T. (Community and Schools Together) is a community intervention project. C.A.S.T. is designed to help at-risk youth make positive choices through educating and empowering youth and their families. Project C.A.S.T. is an outgrowth of the Town of Huntington
Supervisor's Gang Prevention Task Force composed of law enforcement, schools, parents, local community youth agencies and mental health agencies, Town Departments and community members.
The purpose of the C.A.S.T. program is to provide intensive outreach and case management to at-risk youth in grades 5 through 9 and their families in the Town of Huntington.
The C.A.S.T. workers are available evenings and after school as well as during school hours to provide support to these youth and their families in the form of counseling, connection to area resources, and follow-ups with home and school.
The C.A.S.T. program is provided free of charge to youth and their families.
The program is a component of the Town of Huntington Youth Bureau's sub-contract youth agency Tri Community and Youth Agency and Project F.A.C.I.L.E. ( a jointly run program through the Huntington Youth Bureau and Family Service League of Suffolk, Inc.)
C.A.S.T. strive to provide:
The goals of C.A.S.T. are to provide youth in the program with positive alternatives including: