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Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) for Town of Brookhaven Residents

The Town of Brookhaven Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is helping residents of households behind on their rent, who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 and are at risk of homelessness or housing instability. ERAP is providing significant economic relief to help qualified low and moderate-income households by providing rental arrears (rent overdue), temporary […]

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Partnering for Long Islanders

On Tuesday, June 15th two Long Island not-for-profit organizations, Options for Community Living, Inc. and Long Island Cares, teamed up to provide food for area residents in need. Long Island Cares’ Mobile Outreach Resource Enterprise (MORE) arrived at Options’ administrative office in Ronkonkoma at 10 am to distribute food and provide additional resources. At the […]

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Generous Grant from Bethpage Federal Credit Union Supports Long Island’s Most Vulnerable

Generous Grant from Bethpage Federal Credit Union Supports Long Island’s Most Vulnerable

Options for Community Living, Inc., a Long Island-based not-for-profit organization, received a grant award of $15,000 from Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Funds support affordable supportive housing programs in Nassau and Suffolk County. “Everyone needs safe, stable housing,” said Yolanda Robano-Gross, Options’ CEO. “Some conditions make it difficult for people to maintain a stable home without help. […]

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Volunteers Celebrated With Options For Community Living

Throughout the month of April, volunteers are recognized nationwide for their important and selfless contributions to society. Options for Community Living, Inc. (Options), a provider of housing and supportive services for vulnerable Long Island residents, is celebrating volunteers and their impact on the region. “Volunteers play a critical role in our programs,” said Jessica Schwab, […]

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Celebrating National Social Work Month at Options

National Social Work Month recognizes the dedication and empathy social workers across the country deliver while providing services to children and adults in need. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on all healthcare professionals, including social workers.  This month, Options for Community Living, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides housing and care management for vulnerable Long Islanders, acknowledges the […]

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Options’ Awarded $5,000 from Sterling National Bank Charitable Foundation

Options for Community Living, Inc. received a $5,000 grant award from Sterling National Bank Charitable Foundation. This award supports Options housing programs for homeless individuals and families living in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Through housing and case management programs, Options helps more than 2,400 Long Islanders annually. The need for affordable housing and supportive services […]

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Options Recognized With 2020 Cigna Well-Being Award

Options for Community Living, Inc., a Long Island-based not-for-profit organization, has received a 2020 Cigna Well-Being Award. This recognition demonstrates a strong commitment to improving the health and well-being of its employees through a workplace wellness program. Options’ was recognized in the NY/NJ market, receiving Cigna’s 2nd tier award level “Honorable Culture of Well-Being”. “As […]

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Acknowledging World AIDS Day Amid a Global Pandemic

On World AIDS Day, December 1st, we recognize the achievements and efforts made to combat HIV/AIDS around the globe. Thanks to advances in care and treatment, HIV-positive people are living increasingly longer lives. With 5,755 residents living with HIV/AIDS, Long Island has one of the highest numbers of AIDS cases of any suburban area and […]

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New Options for Homeless Families in Nassau

“I can’t believe this is real,” exclaimed Jenna. “Someone has to pinch me.” After three years of being homeless, Jenna and her two boys, ages 7 and 4, moved into a brand-new two-bedroom apartment in Farmingdale. “I was in a motel in Rockville Centre,” said Jenna. “The lack of stability really doesn’t help with the […]

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Valuing Essential Residential Workers

Working in the field of human services offers many rewards and challenges. The arrival of the coronavirus pandemic added new and more complex challenges to working in this field. At a time when personal safety and health has been carefully guarded, dedicated residential workers prioritized the health and well-being of their clients over themselves and […]

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