Network News: June 2014

The Network Announces Patchogue Center at Equality Awards Gala

0348Close to 300 enjoyed a night to remember and heard big news from The Long Island GLBT Network (The Network). The Network announced a historic collaboration with another nonprofit, Family Residences and Essential Enterprises (FREE), that will bring together the expertise of both agencies in launching a program to serve the regions population of GLBT people with disabilities.

The Long Island GLBT Network also announced the purchase of an 8,000 square foot facility in Patchogue that will soon host its Western and Central Suffolk programs. The new Center at Patchogue doubles the size of the current Bay Shore Center and is located right off Sunrise Highway. The Center at Patchogue will enable The Network to increase its services and programs, including health care, more community rooms, outdoor space and a children’s playground for a new LGBT families initiative.

And in a moving and emotional moment, the family of David Hernandez Barros, the 16-year-old East Hampton gay teen who committed suicide in Spetember 2012, accepted an award in David’s memory following a video tribute. Entitled “Hope in the Hamptons,” the 8-minute video can be viewed on The Network’s YouTube channel (liglbtnetwork) by clicking here.

“We hear moving stories everyday from families that struggle with a world that still doesn’t fully support and nurture their children,” said The Network’s Chief Executive Officer David Kilmnick, PhD., “We also hear from them the hope that the world will be better because The Network exists.”

Long Island’s Three GLBT Centers:

Nassau: Center at Woodbury
20 Crossways Park Dr. N., Suite 110,
woodbury, NY 11797
Open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
and Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Suffolk: Center at Bay Shore
34 Park Avenue,
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
and Fridays 9 a.m. to midnight.

East End: The Hamptons
Glbt Center
44 Union Street,
Sag Harbor, NY  11963
Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.





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