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Program Information
Program Name: Self Help, Advocacy, Self-Directed Rehab, Forensic, Housing, Personalized Recovery Outcome Services, Clinic
Agency Name: Hands Across Long Island, Incorporated
Year the Program was Started: 1988
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, Peer Support, Other
Target Participants:
Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 20+
Paid Part-Time: 20+
Volunteers: 20+
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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To increase self reliance in all life areas. To decrease dependency on mental health system To develop independent housing, employment, social skills To increase sobriety from drugs and alcohol. To decrease interaction with criminal justice system (and more)
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide services and assistance to adults with mental illness in order to achieve independence.
Additional Information: Hands Across Long Island, Incorporated is a peer run organization with 18 years of experience in providing self help and peer based services. With a budget of over 2.5 million dollars, services are designed in response to consumer needs. All services created are done at the community level, involving any peers wishing to participate. In January 2006 we will open a PEER RUN CLINIC. Three rules apply: no drinking, no drugging and no violence and all are welcome

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