The Kay Kidde Achievement Center
The Day Center
The Day Center is open year-round – Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. These are temporary hours during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Day Center offers respite and a sense of community for our guests. Guests can come in for a meal, obtain clean clothing, and receive individual assistance through case management, professional counseling, or other support services we provide.
Established in 2012, the Kay Kidde Achievement Center provides those in need with year-round access to a variety of beneficial services.
Case Management & Supportive Services
Case Management connects our guests with the resources they need to be successful. This includes housing assistance, help with obtaining DSS benefits, referrals to trusted mental health and wellness professionals, and personalized guidance on how to achieve life goals.
We collaborate with community partners to provide our guests with the services and programs they need to be successful. HRHCare’s Mobile Clinic is on site several times a month providing affordable, high-quality health services. Students from Eastern Suffolk BOCES conduct a weekly foot clinic providing care and physical examinations to our guests.
We have a full garden for guests to utilize during the warmer months. We also offer a summer weekend lunch program and hand out meals directly to the homeless in our community; whether they are located at train stations, wooded areas, behind shopping centers or elsewhere, our team is right there to provide them with a helping hand.
And lastly, we also collaborate with healthcare and mental health providers through a new tele-medicine program that we will be launching soon.
At the Kay Kidde Achievement Center, guests have access to a Licensed Social Worker on staff several times a week. When necessary, we refer clients to the services provided by our network of Health and Human Service Agencies on eastern Long Island.
We help guests obtain temporary, transitional, and permanent housing, with the ultimate goal of securing long-term housing for all. We also assist our clients with learning and implementing effective ways to maintain their current housing, as well as support our guests during their transition back into stable housing.
We provide assistance with job searching, resume writing, and interview preparation. This gives our clients a valuable toolset in helping them to reenter the workforce.
We help clients take tangible steps toward independent living by offering educational opportunities in subjects and skillsets that promote self-sufficiency and increase their desirability in the job market. Some of our educational offerings include:
- GED preparation
- Computer skills
- Financial management
- Daily living skills
Guests can receive mail at our 28 Lincoln Street address, enabling them to receive essential benefits and entitlements. Guests can use our computers to search for housing and job opportunities. We also help guests obtain library cards through Riverhead Library in order to sign up for and attend a variety of educational and support programs.