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“All You Need in the World is Love and Laughter”: The Pederson-Krag Center is Facilitating Both With a First Rate Comedy Showcase

Funnyman Vic DiBitetto will headline the comedy showcase benefitting the Pederson-Krag Center

Founded in 1957, the Pederson-Krag Center currently has six  facilities throughout Suffolk County, including Huntington, Dix Hills and Smithtown. Their mission is  “To offer a continuum of out-patient, community and school based mental health and addiction recovery services; and to provide quality services to children, adults and families in a manner that fosters dignity and respect and empowers individuals to become full participants in their own recovery and independent members of the community. “  Presently they have about 4,5000 patients in one or more of the 26 programs offered

Over the past few years the needs of the community have become so great that  the center has started three food banks and they depend on private donations to fund this as well as things such as special tests that are not covered otherwise, and their partial hospital program.  Private donations have become very lean lately and the P-K Center is having a benefit at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport on November 4th to raise money for their partial hospital program.  It is an especially beneficial program at a time when more people are coming in for help with acute depression. This program is a six-week intensive program where the patients spend 6 hours a day receiving treatment and then can still go home and remain in their community.

A byproduct of the rise in acute depression has also seen a rise in domestic violence by as much as 50% since last year in Suffolk County. They desperately need money to help those who can’t afford treatment elsewhere and stop this vicious cycle. Peterson Krag was hit with more bad news last week when they were notified that their funding would be cut by $130,000(10% of their budget) next year.

The benefit comedy show begins at 8pm and features some outstanding comics (check flyer below for details) .Tickets for the comedy show are only $50 .  The timing is perfect because depending on what happens next  Tuesday we are going to either be already feeling giddy or desperately need to laugh.

For reservations please call MJ at  631-920-8067 or Nancy at 631-920-8055.

*** all you need quote attributed to August wilson

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5 comments to “All You Need in the World is Love and Laughter”: The Pederson-Krag Center is Facilitating Both With a First Rate Comedy Showcase

  • We need an apology

    Pederson-Krag Center does some wonderful things for this community, however they lost much credibility when they endorsed the lies that the town and Avalon Bay was pushing recently. As the true story is told these organizations will have egg on their face. It is not too late to admit error so we can all move on. The environmental studies were not done properly and there were many documents that were fake. Time to come forward and support the many good citizens who were demonized. We know you are good guys, but you went the wrong way this time and helped to hurt many good, hardworking families.

  • Anonymous

    Who in their right mind would reply to a non-profit’s fundraising effort with this type of reply?!? I don’t know where Pederson-Krag was on Avalon Bay, but there are many who supported it, including me. The NIMBYs have gotten in the way of real progress in saving Huntington Station. What’s their suggestion now?

  • Rush Limbaugh

    Get back to work Frank!

  • In my right mind

    Have been a supporter of Padderson- Krag for years. Will not support them any more. They were way out of line in their support for AB and their stand with Dick Koubek. No nimbys, just people who know what is right and what is not right for HS. Our suggestion? Tell Petrone to get off the housing kick. Bring in some commercial and clean it up now. This happened under his watch and it is clearly his job to do it. Padderson-Krag knew there were supporters of their organization that were not happy with them taking a stand on this issue. They took the stand anyway and therefore willingly put their fundraising at risk. They are as political and connected as it gets.

  • incredible In Huntington

    No longer supporter of Pederson-Krag. They have joined and are part of Huntington Housing Coalition. Political is not the word with this group.

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