Program Mission: Project FORWARD provides the tools to individuals across the Nassau County and Suffolk  communities, to support and enhance healthy communication, enduring relationships, and positive parenting skills (for those with children). All relationships, personal and professional, are addressed supportively. Together, our work creates a brighter future for the individuals we serve.

Project FORWARD offers free relationship, communication, and parenting skill-building workshops to Nassau County and Suffolk County residents ages 18 and up. Participants also receive individualized coaching to help support their goals, along with optional financial and employment stability support/services.

Our Services

Key community partners delivering Project FORWARD under the leadership of CN Guidance are:

  • The Safe Center L.I. (family violence prevention specialists)
  • Abilities, Inc., (nonprofit experts in economic stability and job development)
  • Stony Brook University (local evaluation team)
  • The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office (a public resource well connected to individuals facing challenges who will benefit from this program).


Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, GRANT: 90ZB0012-01-00. Any opinions and findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, or religion. We provide transportation and child care assistance if needed. Gift cards are available for participation.

FORWARD = Facing Obstacles in Relationships and Work with Action, Resources, Direction


Kristie Schwarz, MA, Program Director

Workshops and individual support are located in Plainview, and other select sites (ask for details).

Tel: 516-728-2435
Fax: 516-336-6829
Text: “HAPPIER” to 888-370-1115
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