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Program Information
Program Name: HALI SHARP (Supported Housing Apartment Readiness Program)
Agency Name: Hands Across Long Island, Inc. (HALI)
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Jesse Smith Callahan
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:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
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: Training curricula
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: 1. To increase individuals' independent living skills. 2. To increase housing placement acceptance.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Tracking number of participants to a number of declinations prior to SHARP to a number of declinations post SHARP.
Program Mission Statement: The Supported Housing Apartment Readiness Program will provide detailed training to consumers to develop skills needed for independent living.
Additional Information: With the severe housing shortage on Long Island, persons with the ability to manage an apartment and documentation of course completion increase their chances of being accepted in housing programs across the Island. This program provides hands on skill training in HALI's mock apartment, easily transferred to "real life". Skill training includes personal hygiene, making a bed, cleaning house (kitchen, bath, and living areas), laundry, cooking, safety and organization, as well as roommate coping skills.

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