(Smithtown, New York) – 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.
One award will allow the agency to establish 22 new beds for Suffolk County residents in need of supportive housing. The second award will allow Options to assume the operation and management of 63 established beds/units. The majority of the existing units are occupied and include both Nassau and Suffolk County locations.
“We are thrilled to receive these two awards,” said Yolanda Robano-Gross, executive director. “Scattered site supportive housing allows people to live independently and with dignity in the community. Options has a 35-year history of providing quality housing and supportive services to Suffolk County residents. We are excited to have this opportunity to expand our program in Suffolk and to provide the same quality housing and services to Nassau County residents now too!”