We Need Your Help

At this moment we are in the midst of not one, but three public Health crises.    Covid – 19 has ravaged our region and brought enormous pain and suffering to countless households and the Opioid epidemic has resulted in thousands of devastated families and lost lives as Fatal overdoses have risen by an alarming 17% in 2020, and Mental Health disorders have increased both quantitatively and qualitatively leading to increased rates of suicide. The severity of emotional distress is at an all time high.  This is the worst possible time to even consider reductions in funding which would translate to reductions in service, longer waiting time for those seeking help and the inevitable loss of lives to what otherwise would be preventable tragedy. 

We cannot and will not stop our coordinated efforts to insure that our communities have the resources to meet the challenge that these three crises brings so that when those suffering emotional distress, or the horrors of drug addiction or the loneliness and despair following the loss of a loved one and take the brave step of reaching out for help that there will be professionals answering the call able to provide the necessary support and intervention.   

Without additional financial support, more lives will be lost; State and County elected officials need to act now to increase funding now and for the post-pandemic period when the demand for help will grow exponentially, as it has following every disaster.

We urge all concerned citizens to contact your elected state and county officials and demand that they act now to save lives and end unnecessary suffering.

Below is a downloadable document sample letter if you choose to write to your local & regional officials.

We thank you in advance for your support. If we stand together to let our local and regional elected officials know the severity of the crisis, we will make a difference and be able to continue to help everyone who needs services in our communities.

Sample Letter of Support for Elected Officials  


Representative https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

Senator https://www.nysenate.gov/registration/nojs/form/start/find-my-senator

Assembly https://nyassembly.gov/mem/search/

NYS Senate https://www.nysenate.gov/find-my-senator

Nassau County Legislators https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/504/Legislators

Governor https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form

Gillibrand Senate https://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/email-me

Schumer Senate https://www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/email-chuck

County Executive https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/481/County-Executive