Options’ Executive Director receives Brava Award

(Long Island, NY) – Options for Community Living Executive Director Yolanda Robano-Gross recently was honored by Long Island SmartCEO as one of the region’s top female business leaders at the 2016 Brava Awards. Robano-Gross was among 40 award winners recognized during a reception held at the Westbury Manor. Brava awardees combine their entrepreneurial spirit with […]

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Volunteers From Convergint Technologies Plant Seeds Of Kindness

(Nassau County, NY) – On Friday, June 10, 2016, 28 employees from Convergint Technologies spent the day planting and painting at a home owned and operated by Options for Community Living. This is the third year that a team of volunteers from Convergint has come to the aid of the not-for-profit organization by making substantial […]

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Options Receives Astoria Bank Grant

(Smithtown, NY) – Options has been awarded $7,500 from Astoria Bank in support of housing for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. “Options operates 69 housing sites scattered throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties,” said Yolanda Robano-Gross, Options’ executive director. “With affordable rent and access to healthcare and support, our families find stability and put down […]

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Options’ Staff Wear Green For Mental Health Awareness Month

(Smithtown, NY) – On May 13, 2016, the employees of Options for Community Living wore green to help raise awareness about mental illness. Since 1949, May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month in an effort to draw attention to the mental health issues that affect as many as one in four individuals in […]

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Options Walks For Mental Health

(Wantagh, NY) – On Saturday, May 7th Options assembled more than 100 volunteers to participate in the NAMIWALK for mental health at Jones Beach.  The group raised more than $5,500 to support NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the […]

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Options Comedy Night Fundraiser Charity, Cocktails, and Comedy

(Levittown, NY) – On Sunday, April 17th, Options for Community Living held its second annual comedy night fundraising event at Governor’s in Levittown. With more than 100 employees and friends in attendance the event raised more than $4,700.  Gift baskets included donations from Martha Clara Vineyard, ESPN Magazine, Stew Leonard’s and many area retailers.  Proceeds […]

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Options’ Mobile Residential Support Team Services For Adults In Supported Housing

(Smithtown, New York) – Options for Community Living, Inc. has been awarded a $250,000 contract through the Suffolk County Department of Health Services to provide residential support services to adults recovering from mental illness. In the past, the New York State Office of Mental Health, OMH, funded housing which provided intensive levels of supervision (community […]

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Options For Community Living Receives A $652,320 New York State Supportive Housing Grant

(Smithtown, New York) – Options for Community Living, Inc. has been awarded $652,320 under the New York State Supportive Housing Program (NYSSHP) through the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. This NYSSHP grant will enable Options to assist adults with psychiatric disabilities and other chronic illnesses residing in the agency’s supportive housing programs on […]

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