Counseling Center Received $12,080 From United Way of Long Island
John Kastan, Executive Director at Peninsula Counseling Center, accepts grant from United Way of Long Island - “We deeply appreciate the generosity of United Way and it’s contributors. The bleak economy and labor market have led to an increase in those seeking our services, often without insurance or other means to pay. Especially at a time of cutbacks in government support, United Way is critical to our ability to respond to the needs of our community.”
Peninsula Counseling Center was recently awarded a $12,080.00 grant from United Way of Long Island to continue to provide mental health services to those seeking help, regardless of their ability to pay.
United Way of Long Island awarded 109 grants to local nonprofit agencies, totaling $1,390,405 for the 2012 year. United Way also continues to pursue funding that helps its nonprofit partners to provide critical services to Long Islanders in need.
Despite a prolonged economic climate which has been particularly challenging to Long Island’s local nonprofit landscape, United Way of Long Island has managed to hold steady the grant amounts made to its member agencies over the past two years. United Way works to advance the common good by collaborating with and supporting community-based health and human service agencies that address the critical needs of Long Islanders in the areas of education, income/financial stability and health.
To learn more about United Way of Long Island and its community partners visit United Way.