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Program Information
Program Name: HALI Drop-In
Agency Name: Hands Across Long Island, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1995
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: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
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, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. To provide a safe (non-treatment model) for people to come to anonymously 2. To develop peer support among participants 3. To increase health eating/nutrition
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Consumer satisfaction surveys; focus groups and town meetings
Program Mission Statement: To provide a safe environment and support for individuals with mental illness.
Additional Information: HALI provides recreational, social, educational services and activities and hires consumers from within the program.

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