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Dear  EAC Network Supporter,

Cohalan Cares for Kids is this coming Thursday! You don't want to miss this exciting event at the Suffolk County Bar Association in Hauppauge, which will benefit our Suffolk County Children's Center at Cohalan Court, a child care center where children play and learn while parents or guardians tend to their court business. Hon. Gaetan B. Lozito (retired) will be honored for her long-time dedication to the children and families that the Center serves. Can't make the event? Make a donation!


Monthly Roundup

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CAC Recognizes Safer Internet Day

In recognition of Safer Internet Day, the Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center reminded the community that it provides preventive education for caregivers on Internet & Smart Phone Safety, covering important topics such as the dangers of not monitoring your child’s internet activity, popular apps used by kids, and helpful apps and techniques for caregivers to promote a safe, healthy use of their child’s smart phone. Contact the CAC at (631) 439-0480 to find out when the next FREE training will be!

LIDRC Trains New Mediators

Our Long Island Dispute Resolution Centers (LIDRC) hosted a 30-hour basic meditation training, which was attended by staff, volunteers, and court personnel, including Mary Buteow, Esq., Hon. Anne-Marie Jolly, Hon. Glenn A. Murphy, Mark Violante, Esq., Evelyn K. Lin, Esq., Nomi N. Zomick, John Coppola, Andrew Martin, Esq., Maeve Ryan, Esq., Hon. Sandra L. Sgroi, and Johanna Stewart, Esq. The training informed on topics such as conflict resolution and communication skills.

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Mentor Reflects on Importance of Mentoring

"Mentoring to me is all about making a difference. When I was growing up in the 60s, the youngest of three, my brother was in Vietnam most of that time, and I really didn’t have anyone to look up to at home. I was bullied at school and wasn’t good at sports. I remember that feeling of feeling alone. This is why I believe in mentoring kids. I retired in 2013, and my kids are grown. I decided I wanted to mentor." Read the full story here.

Middle Schoolers Become Peer Mediators 

South Ocean Avenue Middle School students recently completed a 16-hour peer meditation training provided by our Long Island Dispute Resolution Centers and received a swearing in ceremony by Hon. Paul V. Pontieri, Jr., Mayor of Patchogue, where the students were presented with a proclamation honoring their achievements. Congratulations to all of the students who can now appropriately help their peers navigate through conflict!

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Youth Get All-Access to New Xbox Games

Huge thank you to Microsoft in Huntington for hosting a gaming event for youth in our Alternatives for Youth and Chance to Advance programs (and their C2A mentors)! Everyone had a great time!

EAC Network Featured in Long Island Living

"Maryann Buchmann is one of EAC Network’s nearly 400 volunteers. One morning a week, the retired special education teacher delivers meals to seniors in Old Bethpage." Read the full story here.


EAC Network is a diverse not-for-profit human service agency that empowers, assists, and cares for over 82,000 children, families, individuals, and seniors who are in crisis across Long Island and New York City. Among those we assist are children who have been abused or who are in foster care, people struggling with addiction or mental illness, vulnerable seniors, individuals seeking gainful employment, and more.