Family Support Project


United Way of Long Island’s Family Support Project helps families reach long-term stability with the goal of preventing academic disruptions for children by moving families from crisis to stability. Funded by The Siemer Institute, United Way provides navigation services to families with children who have difficulty maintaining self-sufficiency and risk factors that can lead to homelessness.

Students who move frequently have lower than average grades in school. According to the 2020 Long Island Coalition for the Homeless Report 3,924 students were classified as homeless during the 2018-19 school year. However, it is reported that after students were asked about their housing status, child homelessness was estimated above 12,000, further illustrating the hidden nature of family homelessness in the region.

Through the generosity of The Siemer Institute, United Way makes an impact on families by preventing homelessness and helping them create paths to long-term self-sufficiency. Our goal is to generate lasting change by strengthening the family unit for generations to come.

The program serves 125 local families representing approximately 300 children and adults, with over 90% of families successfully remaining in their homes and at least 97% of the children stable in their original school.

For more information contact John Diaz at 631.940.6530 or download the program flyer

Founding Partner:  The Siemer Institute
Supporting Partners: Island Outreach Foundation, Grace Charitable Foundation and Housing Help Inc.