23 year old Greg first came to Long Island Cares in need of a support system. Homeless and abandoned by his family, he had been struggling to make it on his own for some time. Facing an addiction problem with several dangerous substances, Greg knew he needed help. In addition to food and bedding, we were able to provide Greg with a variety of resources such as rehabilitation centers and service communities that would be able to offer professional help in his return to normalcy. Prepared with much of the information needed to live a healthy and safe life, Greg left his first visit to Long Island Cares empowered. For the first time in several years, he had the support of a group of people all rooting for his success.