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Program Information
Program Name: HALI Advocacy
Agency Name: Hands Across Long Island, Inc. (HALI)
Year the Program was Started: 1997
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: Advocacy
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
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: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. To increase knowledge of individuals' rights and responsibilities 2. To develop self-directed advocacy
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Consumer satisfaction surveys, focus groups, town meetings and consumer letters
Program Mission Statement: To provide materials and education on new programs (i.e. Medicaid Buy-In) and rights individuals have in order to further a person's recovery and self-protection.

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