YMCA Family Services is branch of the YMCA of Long Island, Inc. At the Y, we work to strengthen families and communities, and through program that foster Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.

As the social services and mental health arm of the YMCA of Long Island, YMCA Family Services delivers on this promise with comprehensive Prevention and Treatment Counseling Services that promote the emotional wellness of the individuals, families, and the community at-large. In all that we do, we meet everyone with dignity and respect, and guide every individual along that path to achieving balance and wellness in their lives.

Prevention Services


  • Bullying Prevention Workshops
  • Counseling (FREE for youths 6–21 years old)
  • Evidence-Based Prevention Programs
    • Substance Abuse Prevention
    • Violence Prevention
    • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
    • Gambling Prevention
  • Leaders’ Club
    • Our Y signature pre-teen and teen program that fosters character development, volunteerism and advocacy
  • Prevention Workshops for schools, summer camps and youth groups
  • Support Groups (e.g. divorce; grief; conflict; etc.)
  • Youth & Government Program


  • Family Counseling (group and/or individual family members)
  • Parenting Workshops
  • Talking to kids about substance abuse (e.g. general; alcohol; heroin; prescription drug abuse; etc.)
  • Divorce Support

Community & Businesses

  • Staff Training
  • Prevention Workshops (e.g. Gambling, Substance Abuse; Criminal activity)

Treatment Services

YMCA Family Services provides substance abuse counseling and education for individuals and families who have been impacted by addiction. We offer individualized services to those who may be currently struggling or have struggled in the past with substance use. We also offer support services for the people whose lives have been affected by another individual’s substance use. A number of the programs we offer are licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

Addiction Treatment Services in the areas of:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Gambling
  • Shoplifting
  • Other destructive addictions

We also offer an array of services that promote healthy, sober living through the development of daily living skills and support systems. This is done through individual education and group sessions. Groups include, but are not limited to:

  • Recovery
  • Life Skills
  • Rebound
  • Women’s Support
  • Relapse Prevention
  • DWI
  • Combating Criminal Thinking
  • Stress & Anger Management
  • Family Support Services