July 12, 2015
Please check our blog as we have posted a recap of Program LIVES Week 20 and an update about the future of Program LIVES. Please stay tuned to the blog and this website as we will offer updates as soon as they become available.
Thank you for your continued support of Tikkun Long Island!!
May 21, 2015
Second, we wanted to share a fantastic article with everyone. The article is entitled "Yale President Calls on Graduates To Commit to Tikkun Olam." In a recent address to Yale seniors, President Salovery stated "Your purpose in life … is simply this: to improve the world" and we couldn't agree more. Please go here to read the full article!
Remember to check back each week for updates on Program LIVES and other Tikkun Long Island activities!
April 29, 2015
Tikkun Long Island apologizes for the brief technical issues we had with our website this past week. The good news is that the website is back up and we've included recent Program LIVES recaps in our blog section!
April 4, 2015
Program LIVES recently celebreated it's tenth week! Kim and Taylor are doing a phenomenal job each week of mentoring those who we have in group. As the program continues to grow, we hope to gain more participants. Please stay tuned to our blog as we update once a week with a recap of the most recent group session.
Click here for our blog or click the tab at the top of this webpage!!
February 20, 2015
Good news, our blog is up and running! Please check back every Friday as we will be posting updates from the prior night's Program LIVES session. We are four weeks in and things couldn't be better. Head over to our blog to read about the first four weeks now.
Thank you for your continued support of Tikkun Long Island and Program LIVES!!
January 30, 2015
January 29, 2015
We are excited to announce that tonight we will be starting Program LIVES this evening! We have partnered with Hope for Youth to bring our services to their Foster care unit. On a weekly basis we will be meeting with 5 adolescents in the Foster care program to provide them with vital life skills training, supportive counseling, and a sense of belonging. Judge Marlene Budd will be coming to speak with the group to remind them that anything is possible, even when circumstances make us think otherwise. Thank you to all who have supported this project and we will be keeping you posted on our progress.
December 30, 2014
We are aware that our blog is in need of some updating, however we have good news! Starting on January 29, Tikkun Long Island will begin to update our blog weekly. One update each week will discuss the current events at Program LIVES and one update each week will discuss the progress being made with the Herstory Writers! Please bare with us as we get the blog up and running again!! Happy New Year!!
Thank you to Pugliese Vineyard, Jackson Hall American Bar and Grille & D Mayo Productions for helping us put together a very successful fundraiser for Program LIVES. Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the great wine, food and music! All of the net proceeds will be going towards Program LIVES which begins its mentoring program January 29, 2014 at Hope For Youth!!
Left - Fabulous Tikkun Long Island cake courtesy of The Original Cake Lady!!
Above - Tikkun Long Island Executive Director Kim Gucciardo (left) and Tikkun
Long Island Program Coordinator Taylor Millspaugh
Below - More pictures from the fundraiser!
Current Program Updates!!
Tikkun Long Island is proud to announce a partnership with Hope For Youth. Hope For Youth operates an array of services for children, youth and families, which span a continuum of care from out-patient clinical and preventive services to foster care, diagnostic and emergency services and other residential programs including our original therapeutic group home program. Hope For Youth serves children as young as six months of age through age twenty-one and families from across the Long Island region.
For more information on Hope For Youth, click here.
For more information on Program LIVES, click here.
Tikkun Long Island is proud to announce that our partnership with Herstory and Touro Law School has continued into the current school year. Tikkun Long Island continues to host Herstory sessions at Touro Law School and the collaboration is as strong as ever. The group this year again features students from Central Islip High School as well as volunteers from Tikkun Long Island and law students from Touro Law School.
Stay tuned to our blog which we will begin updating regularly with progress reports from Herstory's weekly meetings. Additionally, stay tuned for information about the next public reading featuring the students currently participating in this year's collaboration.
Tikkun Long Island presents:
Program LIVES will work with youth ages 14-17 as they develop crucial life skills necessary to becoming successful adults. The ultimate goal is to give these children the tools they need to become successful members of society. Program LIVES will provide youth with a sense of belonging and purpose. We strive to inspire the youth we serve, reminding them that anything is possible despite obstacles along the way.
Help us give kids in foster care the skills and support they need to move forward in life.
How to Get Involved:
There are many ways to get involved with Tikkun Long Island. Here are just a few of them:
1) Keep in Touch
Stay informed about relevant news, exciting opportunities, important announcements, inspiring stories, and much more by signing up for our email newsletter.
Simply use the form below to begin receiving updates:
2) Become a Volunteer
Both Program LIVES and our partnership with Herstory Writers Workshop are looking for volunteers as we continue our work with Long Island youth.
Program LIVES works to teach life skills in the following areas: job skills, money and budgeting, housing, legal issues, health and nutrition, and giving back to the community. If you are an expert in any of the above areas and would like to teach or offer advice when we teach these segments, please call us at (631) 316-8865.
Our partnership with Herstory Writers Workshop is always looking for qualified volunteers to help the youths that we work with to best express themselves. If you'd like to collaborate with Tikkun Long Island and the Herstory Writers Workshop, please call us at (631) 316-8865.
3) Support Financially
We are currently working to get a variety of programs off the ground, to monitor & evaluate them carefully, and to share our results with the world. This will time and cost money, unfortunately.
If you would like to support our programming, you my donate by credit or debit card here, or by mailing a check to:
Tikkun Long Island
225 East View Drive, Room 206
Central Islip, NY 11722
...stay tuned for much, much more.
Tikkun Long Island continues to grow on a daily basis. If you would like to collaborate with Tikkun Long Island, please call us at (631) 316-8865 or email us at Contact@TikkunLI.org.
We are working tirelessly to expand and monitor our programming every single day.
Your patience, attention, and support will be key to ensuring that we succeed.