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Valuing Essential Residential Workers

Working in the field of human services offers many rewards and challenges. The arrival of the coronavirus pandemic added new and more complex challenges to working in this field. At a time when personal safety and health has been carefully guarded, dedicated residential workers prioritized the
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Options for Community Living, Inc. Receives Grant from Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Ronkonkoma based nonprofit Options for Community Living, Inc. was awarded a $7,500 grant from Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Funding supports Options’ scattered-site supportive housing program for formerly homeless individuals and families with disabilities and those living with HIV/AIDS. “This award couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Yolanda Robano-Gross, Options
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Meals Donated to Options Residents By Start-Up Charitable Organization Carroll’s Kitchen

Long Islanders helping Long Islanders was the overriding theme of the day as 80 individually packaged meals were delivered to Options for Community Living’s headquarters in Ronkonkoma by Carroll’s Kitchen. Options has been providing housing and support for Long Islanders recovering from mental illness and other chronic health conditions since 1982.  “We serve more than
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Options for Community Living, Inc. Awarded Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Grant For Critical Work with Vulnerable Long Islanders

Options for Community Living, Inc. (Options) is pleased to announce that it has received a $256,000 grant from The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to support Long Islanders with serious mental illness or substance use disorder. Grant funds allow Options to provide valuable home and community-based services to adults with low incomes who currently fall short of […]
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Options for Community Living, Inc. Named as Finalist in 8th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards

Options for Community Living, Inc. (Options) was named a Finalist in the Social Impact category in The 8th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards. The Long Island Imagine Awards was created to offer formal acknowledgement to some of Long Island’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations. Last year’s event attracted over 400 attendees from the nonprofit […]