Human Services

LONG ISLAND COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS

Quick Facts

Amityville, NY

Mission

The mission of the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH) is to eliminate homelessness on Long Island and improve the lives of Long Islanders who are homeless or facing homelessness. We are the only agency on Long Island with this mission.

We coordinate the Continuum of Care, a network of organizations, local government, community groups and stakeholders serving the homeless. As lead, LICH coordinates an annual homeless count, establishes and implements initiatives to end homelessness for various target populations, and supports the development of permanent, affordable housing. LICH also provides direct services to homeless and at risk Long Islanders, including case management, housing/benefits assistance, street outreach engagement, an organic community garden for veterans, and distributes clothing, food, toiletries, baby and other essential items.

Each year we help almost 4,000 children with the Supply Our Students program, through which we distribute backpacks and school supplies. We also give 450 children a one day summer camp experience. The children who attend receive new back to school clothing and shoes, towels, bathing suits, and school supplies. Our chemical-free garden, run by and for veterans, provides social engagement opportunities and offers free, healthy produce to Long Islanders in need.

Through our programs, we reach over 10,000 Long Islanders in need. Recently LICH was recognized as one of the lead entities who helped effectively ended Veteran homelessness on Long Island. All of the programs at the LI Coalition aim to improve the lives of our neighbors-in-need with empowerment, dignity and respect.

Ruling Year

1987

Executive Director

Greta Guarton

Associate Director

Michael Giuffrida

Main Address

600 Albany Ave Ste 2

Amityville, NY 11701 USA

Formerly Known As

Nassau-Suffolk Coalition for the Homeless

Keywords

Homelessness, Homeless

EIN

11-2770718

 Number

7171582365

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

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The Boutique

Veterans Community Garden

Annual Keys for the Homeless Conference

SoS! School Supply Drive & Back Pack Pirates Festival

Have a Heart for the Homeless Candlelight Vigil

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LONG ISLAND COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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