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Options CEO holds a large check announcing the grant from Sterling National Bank Charitable Foundation.

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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Options Awarded Newsday Charities Grant

Options for Community Living, Inc. (Options) has received a $19,000 grant award from Newsday Charities. The grant will support home maintenance and housing related services for formerly homeless individuals and families on Long Island. “This generous award couldn’t come at a better time,” said Yolanda Robano-Gross, Options Executive Director.  “We anticipate an even greater need […]

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Our Commitment

Options for Community Living, Inc. is committed to supporting individuals and families in need in our communities. As a human service organization, we are tasked to assist many of the most vulnerable and marginalized among Long Islanders. It is our mission. Our staff and clients represent the beautiful diversity that is Long Island. Our commitment […]

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Options for Community Living, Inc. Receives Grant from Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Ronkonkoma based nonprofit Options for Community Living, Inc. was awarded a $7,500 grant from Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Funding supports Options’ scattered-site supportive housing program for formerly homeless individuals and families with disabilities and those living with HIV/AIDS. “This award couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Yolanda Robano-Gross, Options Executive Director. “As all […]

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Celebrating John’s Success

John* moved into an Options’ licensed community residence in September 2016. He was 20 years old at the time and already had many independent living skills, but he struggled with feelings of loneliness. He often ran away without notice or warning. Although he was informed that he was able to travel, John still ran away, […]

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Carroll’s Kitchen Donates Meals to Options Residents

Long Islanders helping Long Islanders was the overriding theme of the day as 80 individually packaged meals were delivered to Options for Community Living’s headquarters in Ronkonkoma by Carroll’s Kitchen. Options has been providing housing and support for Long Islanders recovering from mental illness and other chronic health conditions since 1982. “We serve more than […]

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