About Us


Options for Community Living, Inc. is committed to helping Long Island’s neediest families and individuals live healthier, more stable, and productive lives.

In 1982 Options was established to respond to the need for supportive housing for people with serious mental illness. In 1994, Options began providing case management services and housing to Long Islanders living with HIV/AIDS. This program has since expanded to serve individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS and/or disabilities. Options also partners with Long Island Health Homes to offer care coordination services to high-need Medicaid users (adults and children) with chronic illnesses through the Access to Care Program.

Today, Options serves over 2,400 adults and children annually through its programs and manages over 160 housing sites scattered across Long Island.

Options has been accredited, with commendations, by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), since 2000. This accreditation signifies Options’ commitment to quality, value, and optimal outcomes in the delivery of services.


Mission Statement

Options for Community Living, Inc. is committed to assisting individuals and families in need to develop their fullest potential for independent living.  Residential and support services prepare participants for the demands and responsibilities of community life and promote housing permanency, health, safety and welfare.  The organization’s actions are guided by principles of integrity, openness, accountability, respect and the highest quality of care.


Annual Reports

We are honored to share with you the many accomplishments realized over the last few years thanks to our dedicated staff, clients, board members and volunteers as well as the commitment of our partners and supporters.