Successful Fundraiser for Long Beach Reach

LONG BEACH, N.Y., November 6, 2017 – LONG BEACH REACH celebrated its 47th Anniversary Awards Brunch and Silent Auction last Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Temple Avodah in Oceanside. This year’s honorees: Long Beach City School Social Worker, Dr. Shelly Cepeda, State of New York Comptroller Honorable Thomas DiNapoli, Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department, and Evelyn Strauss, President of the Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation.


Since 1970, Long Beach Reach has provided professional services to individuals and families in the community including outpatient chemical dependency treatment, mental health treatment, teenage pregnancy prevention and counseling and alternatives for youth at risk of involvement with the criminal/juvenile justice system. REACH also provides prevention/education workshops in broad areas impacting the lives of young people and their families. In addition, REACH conducts an alternative high school diploma program, The Harriet Eisman Community School at Long Beach and Night Watch Crisis Hotline provides crisis telephone counseling.


“On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff of Long Beach Reach, Inc. I’d like to extend our sincere appreciation to all those who participated at our brunch and a very special congratulations to this year’s honorees for all of their hard work and contributions to the community.” Dr. Joseph Smith, Executive Director of Long Beach Reach, Inc.


Further information on the November 5th Brunch and Silent Auction can be found by visiting

REACH locations: Long Beach, Lynbrook, and Port Washington. 

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Left to Right: Honorable Jack Schnirman, Long Beach City Manager, Joseph Miller, Chief Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Evelyn Strauss, NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky, Dr. Joseph Smith, Executive Director, NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Dr. Shelly Cepeda, Honorable Scott Nigro, Chairman, Harvey Weissenberg, Former NYS Assemblyman

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