Standing Alongside Families in the Opioid Epidemic
For nearly a century, our family here at Moloney Family Funeral Homes has invested in our community by helping neighbors with their funeral, cremation, and burial needs. We would never call this “work.” Rather, we feel called to carry out our passion to care for those around us in this way. We want to be there for families in Lake Ronkonkoma, Holbrook, Port Jefferson Station, Bohemia, Center Moriches, and Hauppauge during their hardest times, sharing our compassion and expertise when it’s most needed.
Over the years, we’ve been deeply saddened to meet more and more families who have lost a loved one to opioids. Opioid overdose deaths among New York State residents have increased sharply – leaving devastation in its wake. We see this devastation often, as families plan funerals for their loved ones and try to make sense of a senseless death.
The opioid crisis has been declared a national emergency for good reason: Drug overdose is the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years of age and the death rate continues to rise.
Co-owners Daniel Moloney Jr. and Peter Moloney share a deep concern about this epidemic. They – along with the entire staff here at Moloney Family Funeral Homes – take their roles very seriously, in helping families pay tribute to those they love. There is unimaginable heartbreak that comes as a result of an overdose, and we refuse to stand by and watch this epidemic overtake our community.
Here’s what we’re doing to help. We’ve created a public service announcement.
We’ve raised awareness and funds through our charity softball game, with all proceeds donated to the Dying to Live Foundation, a local organization that provides care for those impacted by drug and alcohol addiction.
We also make it a priority to offer resources for families battling addiction. Please note: All information is for informational purposes only and does not imply endorsement or support by Moloney Funeral Homes. You are encouraged to independently review resources so you can make informed decisions for you and your family.
Seafield Center Long Island
Long Island Prevention Resource Center
LICADD – Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, Inc.
24 hour number 516-747-2606
office number 631-979-1700
Family Service League
Suffolk County Division of Mental Hygiene Services
NY State Addiction Hope Line
Remember that we are here for you, just as we’ve been since Moloney was founded in 1933. A lot has changed since then, but our dedication to the people in our community stands strong. We have Spanish-speaking professionals on staff, and the wonderful addition of our grief therapy dog Kota, who has a unique way of putting people at ease even as they feel stress or sadness. Don’t hesitate to connect with us anytime.