AGAPE – Long Island

Post Adoption Support

Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone

Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties in collaboration with Long Island Families Together

21 Greene Avenue, Amityville | 631-598-1983

Funded by the Regional Permanency Resource Centers initiative of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services’ (OCFS), the Coalition opened the AGAPE Long Island office in the spring of 2017.

AGAPE Long Island serves families in Nassau and Suffolk counties who have adopted a child or those that have become guardians of a relative’s child.  By providing supportive services and connecting families to resources such as parent trainings, support groups for both parents and youths, peer mentoring, navigation for cross-system needs, therapeutic services referrals, counseling, or other supports to help families address issues as they arise, the AGAPE program helps post-adoptive and post-guardianship families through the unique challenges they face following an adoption or guardianship.

AGAPE’s services are provided free of charge. It is open for families who have adopted through foster care or private adoption whether domestically or internationally.  Services are also available for those caring for a child through G docket guardianship. Whether it’s a simple question, a need for more training or a more challenging problem, we are here to guide you.

Meet the AGAPE Long Island Team

Pat O’Brien

Lead AGAPE Director
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Andrea Marinelli

Family Support Specialist
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Danielle Skelly

Family Support Specialist
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Richard Lefebvre

Administrative Coordinator
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The AGAPE Long Island office is open Monday through Thursday 8am to 5pm. On Fridays, we open at 8am, but close at 11:30am. 

The HelpLine is always available 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

You can usually find AGAPE Long Island staff at Nassau County DSS office in Uniondale on Wednesdays from 9 AM to 12 PM.
AGAPE staff will be at the Suffolk County DSS office in Hauppauge every other Wednesday form 1:30 to 4:30 PM.

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