Welcome to THRIVE!

A Center for Transformation, Healing, Recovery, Inspiration, Validation and Empowerment.


Our Mission

THRIVE’s mission is to help individuals and families find, maintain, and strengthen their recovery through peer-based support, navigation assistance and referral services; provide interactive educational programs that promote wellness, economic prosperity and civic engagement; and maintain a safe, welcoming haven for substance-free recreational and social activities.

Why THRIVE is Different

Launched in response to our community need for a safe, substance-free place, THRIVE is the first and only of its kind on Long Island. Members of the recovery community and their families can pursue better skills, better relationships, and ultimately better lives. 

Because addiction respects no boundaries of gender, race, age or socio-economic status, we hope all who are striving to sustain and strengthen their recovery – as well as their families – will utilize THRIVE. 

Get Involved. Volunteer!

THRIVE is always interested in new, relevant services and activities, and has an ongoing need for wellness instructors, workshops leaders, recovery coaches, event organizers, artists (visual, musical and otherwise) and creatives of all sorts. We’re also seeking volunteers to welcome visitors, answer phones, and help with light filing. Interested in helping out? Give us a shout! 

Suggestions for how we can make the activities and services more appealing and useful to members of the recovery community are always welcome.

THRIVE Calendar of Events


No upcoming events.

Staff and Partnerships


Lisa Ganz, Senior Director,  Peer and Recovery Services, Family & Children's Association (FCA)

Gerald Duggan, Recovery Services Coordinator

Fran Monaco, Family Services Coordinator  

Krystle Stoddard, Peer Support Specialist/Recovery Coach

Amory Mowrey, Peer Support Specialist/Recovery Coach

Advisory Board

Anthony Ferrandino 

Justine Broscoe 

Claudia Friszell 

Anthony Mercurio 

Nancy Beckett-Lawless 

Ed Olsen 

Claudia Ragni 

Carolyn Baez 

Patricia Fulton

Darius Hopkins

Agency Partnerships

THRIVE hopes to build vital working relationships with all recovery-based human service agencies and organizations on Long Island. 


Family & Children’s Association (FCA) leads the operations and oversight of THRIVE Recovery Community and Outreach Center in partnership with the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD), Long Island Recovery Association (LIRA), and Families in Support of Treatment (F.I.S.T.). 

THRIVE is funded by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and through private contributions.

Lisa Ganz, Senior Director, Peer and Recovery Services, FCA

The world has sped up exponentially as the digital and technological revolution has infiltrated essentially every part of our work lives, our social experiences and relationships as well as the inner workings of our own internal thoughts and experiences. In this training given at the Brainstorms Youth and Mental Health Conference at Hofstra, Lisa talks about our relationships with technology, its effect on self-esteem, identity, friendships, love, emotional regulation and the human experience.

TEDx Talk: Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds

Smacked By the Storm: How Long Island Can Recover From Its Heroin Crisis

Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds is the President/CEO of Family and Children's Association (FCA), one of Long Island's oldest and largest health and human service nonprofit agencies. FCA is one of four partnering agencies operating the NYS OASAS-funded THRIVE Recovery Community and Outreach Center in Hauppauge, NY. His TEDx Talk from 3.31.17 addresses the opioid epidemic on Long Island.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

THRIVE Recovery Community and Outreach Center

1324 Motor Parkway, Suite 102, Hauppauge, NY 11749



Monday - Thursday: 11am - 9pm

Friday - Saturday: 2pm - 10pm

Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

*Hours may vary for special events and holidays!