Hofstra University and Hoboken Family Alliance


Founded in 1935, Hofstra University is a nationally ranked private research university located in Hempstead, Long Island, just 25 miles from New York City. With 22 academic centers and institutes, a business incubator, legal clinics, a museum, and award-winning WRHU college station, Hofstra offers students and surrounding communities a range of scholarship, resources, and engagement opportunities.

Hofstra’s top-notch faculty and staff work hard to foster a vibrant learning environment, and the school’s strategic plan is driving significant investment in student-centered facilities. A new president and provost have taken the helm, with an eye towards improving academic programs and advancing the University’s scholarly and research enterprise and reputation.

One of the most impressive achievements of the past year was the announcement of 56 grants totaling more than $2 million to establish Centers of Excellence in Huntington’s Disease (HD) care at 67 distinct medical facilities across 36 states and Washington, D.C. These centers will provide a broader base of expert HD care than ever before.

The HDSA is also proud to boast a nationwide network of free, world-class support groups, from Team Hope walks and education days to Celebrations of Hope galas. In addition, HDSA social workers are often the first to know about community resources in their area that can help a family dealing with HD navigate the healthcare system and access needed services.

Hoboken Family Alliance is a 100% volunteer-driven organization dedicated to connecting families and supporting the Hoboken community for over 10 years. HFA’s mission is to spur community spirit and change for the better through educational, parenting, and open space programs, special needs programming and projects, and college scholarships.

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