Community Action of Southold Town, Inc. (C.A.S.T., Inc.)
Posted May 11 2009 - 7:13pm by LongIslandFNB
C.A.S.T., Inc. offers a wide range of services and programs to meet the needs of our community, including:
Information, referrals and advocacy
Emergency, monthly, and school recess feeding programs
Adult education classes:
ESL (English as a Second Language)
Job related services include job listings, referrals, and career clothing
Assistance in securing benefits and entitlements such as Medicaid, HEAP, Project Warmth, unemployment benefits and food stamps, Family Health & Child Health Plus.
Clothing, Furniture and household items
Annual mammography screening in conjunction with Women's Health Partnership
Child support assistance
Emergency and Monthly Food Programs
C.A.S.T., Inc. provides an emergency Food Pantry for clients in crisis, as well as a monthly feeding program, coordination of town-wide Thanksgiving food gifts and a school vacation feeding program for children. The food for these programs is provided by food drives conducted for C.A.S.T., Inc. by Southold Township schools, local churches and by the Long Island Cares Regional Food Bank. C.A.S.T., Inc. has also developed relationships with local restaurants, delis, markets and farmers who donate meals and fresh produce. Many clients who have used C.A.S.T., Inc.'s food programs have increased their abilities to sustain themselves.
New GED and ESL (English as a Second Language) enrollment is ongoing; please call us at 477-1717 for more information.
C.A.S.T., Inc. has been offering ESL and GED training programs in coordination with the Patchogue-Medford Adult Literacy Consortium since 1997. C.A.S.T., Inc. recognizes the need for local, accessible literacy training for individuals who do not have transportation or resources to travel off the North Fork of Long Island. The Patchogue-Medford Adult Literacy Consortium has provided funding for the literacy programs since 1997. The ESL class has taught 415 students to date, outgrowing the C.A.S.T. classroom and relocating to Greenport High School. The GED program has prepared 120 students to take the GED.
Need a career change? Want to secure a better paying job? Want to learn the latest computer programs?
Thanks to a generous anonymous donation and a grant from the Verizon Foundation C.A.S.T., Inc. has an all new computer training facility. C.A.S.T., has been providing computer classes for adults since 1997, developed the Training to Work program in 2002 with funding from the Verizon Foundation.