LIAFS - Long Island Adolescent and Family Services, Inc.
LIAFS is a not-for profit Human Service agency that provides residential and ancillary services for Long Island’s youth ages 12 - 21. With four sites in Suffolk County, our multi-faceted services include: casework and mental health counseling, medical and dental care, independent living skills training, education and recreation. In addition to our work, we also offer services to families in need of support and assistance.
LIAFS was founded in 1987 by a dedicated group of staff and volunteers from Middle Country School District who were concerned about the lack of local resources for children who were victims of child abuse and neglect. The Community House SAFEHOUSE, constructed with volunteer labor and materials with participation of the Seabees, was the prototype for additional homes LIAFS opened in Ridge (1990), Stony Brook (1997) and Port Jefferson Station (2000). Since the first home opened in 1988, LIAFS has grown from a small localized agency designed to serve the Selden-Centereach community to a regional resource serving Long Island.
LIAFS serves a maximum of 42 children at one time in our four community-based sites with approximately 400 youth and families served annually. Since its inception LIAFS has served over 5,000 youth and their families.