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Program Information
Program Name: HALI Housing
Agency Name: Hands Across Long Island (HALI)
Year the Program was Started: 1994
Public Contact Person: Jesse Smith
Address: 159 Brightside Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11722
Telephone #: (631) 234-1925
Fax #: (631) 234-7258
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Housing
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. To increase length of community living 2. To increase independent living 3. To increase employment and/or volunteer activities
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: 1. Tenant satisfaction survey; 2. OMH residential outcomes, length of stay 3. Town meetings andfocus groups
Program Mission Statement: To provide activities and services to assist individuals with mental illness in recovery.
Additional Information: HALI purchases homes in the community hires and trains consumers in the renovation of homes. Most tenents move into houses from apartments. Houses can be purchase by tenants.

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