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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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Options Receives Astoria Bank Grant

Options for Community Living, Inc. has been awarded a $7,500 grant from Astoria Bank in support of housing for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. The funding will be used to support Options 69 housing sites scattered throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties that are dedicated to serving individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families. “With affordable […]

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Options’ Staff Wear Green For Mental Health Awareness Month

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 America. “So many […]

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Options Walks For Mental Health

On Saturday, May 7th Options assembled more than 100 volunteers to participate in the NAMI walks for mental health at Jones Beach. NAMI Walks events bring together people of all ages and fitness levels across the United States to combat stigma, raise funds and promote awareness of mental illness. According to NAMI, “Each NAMIWalks 5K event […]

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