Supportive Housing For Adults Expands Into Nassau County

Options for Community Living, Inc. has been selected by the New York State Office of Mental Health to receive two awards to provide housing and supportive services for adults recovering from mental illness. Funding under these contracts is more than $1.3 million annually, and the funding will assist 85 adults with their supportive housing/service needs. […]

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Options Awarded $25,000 Grant Through Newsday Charities

Options for Community Living, Inc. recently received a $25,000 grant through Newsday Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund. This award will support Options housing program for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.  A total of $475,000 was distributed to 12 nonprofit organizations on Long Island through Newsday Charities in this grant cycle. Options operates more than […]

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Options Named as Finalist in the 5th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards

Options for Community Living, Inc. was named as a finalist in the Social Impact category in the 5th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards. These awards were created to offer formal acknowledgement to some of Long Island’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations. More than 175 entries were submitted for consideration in five categories, including Innovation, […]

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Shop Local “Options” for the Holidays and Beyond!

“Shop Local” has taken on a whole new meaning at the Options for Community  Living Thrift Shop in Ronkonkoma thanks to the support of the community and the dedication of its workers and volunteers. Options Thrift Shop opened its doors in 1991 to provide pre-vocational training for residents who live in Options for Community Living’s […]

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Long Island Roller Rebels Give Back

On Friday, November 19th, employees, friends and supporters of Options for Community Living attended the Black vs. Pink Roller Derby Charity Game hosted by the Long Island Roller Rebels at Skate Safe in Old Bethpage. Each year, the Roller Rebels end their season with a game to benefit a local not-for-profit and this year, the […]

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Options’ Receives $25,000 Grant from M∙A∙C AIDS Fund

Options for Community Living, Inc. is pleased to announce that they have received a $25,000 grant from the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund. Options has developed programs that provide housing assistance and long-term rental housing for individuals and families in response to the critical need for affordable housing for persons with HIV/AIDS. Options currently operates 68 units […]

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Grateful Long Island Artist Gives Back To Agency That Helped Him

Options for Community Living, Inc. recently received a beautiful painting from a program participant and artist named Francisco. A former employee of the U.S. Embassy in Columbia, Francisco left his family and came to the United States in the 1990’s to learn English. Not long after arriving, he “fell in with the wrong crowd” and […]

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Options’ Executive Director receives Brava Award

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 a passion for giving […]

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Volunteers From Convergint Technologies Plant Seeds Of Kindness

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 improvements to one of […]

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