LICADD is pleased to announce that Mr. Nelson Mojica, a mentor in our BUDDY (Building Unique, Dynamic and Diverse Youth) program received Mentor of the Year award from Mentor New York. A special dinner, Mentoring Night Out was held on June 22nd at the Bowery Hotel in New York City. Both Mr. Mojica and his mentee, Miguel G. were in attendance. Celebrating with them were BUDDY Program Coordinator, Lauren Laurore, LMSW (Email) and LICADD Board Chairman Michael Brennan and his wife, Donna. The BUDDY program matches children who have an incarcerated parent (or close relative) with an adult trained volunteer. The mentor meets with their mentee on a regular basis to provide guidance and support with the goal of building a trusting relationship. Please join LICADD in celebrating (left) Nelson Mojica, Mentor of the Year and (right) Miguel G.
For more than 60 years, LICADD has successfully delivered evidence-based programs designed to prevent and treat substance abuse and addiction. LICADD offers crisis intervention, screenings, brief interventions, referrals to treatment and several family and parent education workshops to help Long Islanders struggling with the effects of addiction. Through our Open Arms, EAP Program, LICADD has provided targeted solution-focused support to companies all along the East Coast, serving over 60,000 employees and their families.
LICADD is Long Island’s premier non-profit agency providing life-saving alcohol and drug prevention and intervention services to at-risk children, individuals, and families across the region. With offices in Mineola, Holbrook and Riverhead, LICADD conducts evidence-based prevention programs, community outreach initiatives, and a mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents and public policy advocacy.
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