19th Annual

LIFT Legislative Breakfast

September 22nd, 2023


Presented by Long Island Families Together

“Creating Caring Communities for Long Island’s Youth”


The 19th Annual Legislative Breakfast

The Legislative Breakfast is an important opportunity for Long Island community members to meet with Legislators to discuss our needs for families and youth. We will have an engaging discussion about developments and challenges that impact children’s mental health services on Long Island, and across New York State

Pledge of Allegiance:
Jason Neal, LIFT Board Member
Welcome to Our Breakfast!
Andrea Stolz, Executive Director of LIFT                            Policy Agenda for the Upcoming Year:
Brad Hansen, Public Policy Director, Families Together NYS.
Responding to Our Governor’s Youth Listening Tour:
  • Laura Callen, Deputy Director, Youth Power, Families Together NYS
    “The Importance of Community for Youth Peer Advocates”
  • Lena Nieves, Youth Peer Advocate
    “Becoming a Youth PeerAdvocate has been life-changing.”
  • Alex Frisina, Senior Director Empowerment Services, HALI
    “Young Adults, Be Heard”.
  • Emma Finn, LIFT Youth Advisory Committee,
    “How I Brought a Mental Wellness Club to My School”.
Legislative Priorities:
  • Brad Hansen, Public Policy Director, FTNYS
  • An introduction to the Healthy Minds Healthy Kids Council (speaker to be determined)
  • Dorothy Cavalier, Chief of Staff, Office of Suffolk County Legislator, Sarah Anke

 Program Highlights

  • Dilcia Erazo, Senior Community Organizer, Sepa Mujer
  • Dr. Dominique Ramos, Executive Director, Long Island Mental Health Professional Expansion Program, Long Island University
  • Dorothy Cavalier, Chief of Staff, Suffolk Legislator Anker
    Caryl Deiches, Family Peer Advocate & LIFT Board Member

This years event is in-person!

Melville Marriott
1350 Walt Whitman Rd,
Melville, NY 11747

$30 to attend
Caregivers, Children & Legislators are FREE

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Become a Sponsor

We extend an invitation to you to participate as a sponsor for this event, contributing to the well-being and advancement of our Long Island community. Your support will enable us to continue fostering a nurturing environment for our youth, caregivers, and families at large.

By aligning your brand with the Long Island Families Together 19th Annual Legislative Breakfast, you will gain prominent visibility among community leaders, stakeholders, and event attendees. This sponsorship also provides a platform for showcasing your commitment to social responsibility and the betterment of Long Island’s future generations.

For questions and concerns, please contact, LIFT Executive Director, Andrea Stolz, at astolz@lift4kids.org