About Us

Options for Community Living, Inc. is committed to helping Long Island’s most vulnerable families and individuals live healthier, more stable, and productive lives.

In 1982 Options was established to respond to the need for housing in the community for people with serious mental illness. Options opened its first community residence in 1984 and now provides a continuum of supportive housing opportunities across Long Island for people recovering from mental illness. In the 1990’s, Options began providing Medicaid case management services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Supportive housing development for this population soon followed. In 2011, Medicaid redesign introduced “Health Homes,” and a more comprehensive and coordinated approach to care for those with HIV/AIDS, and with serious mental illness, and multiple chronic health conditions. As a Health Home partner, Options provides care coordination services for more than 1000 adults and children with serious chronic illnesses each year.


Today, Options serves over 2,400 adults and children annually and manages more than 160 residential properties scattered across Long Island.

Options has been accredited, with commendations, by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), since 2000. This accreditation signifies Options’ commitment to quality, value, and optimal outcomes in the delivery of services.

Mission Statement

Options for Community Living, Inc. is committed to assisting individuals and families in need to develop their fullest potential for independent living. Residential and support services prepare participants for the demands and responsibilities of community life and promote housing permanency, health, safety and welfare. The organization’s actions are guided by principles of integrity, openness, accountability, respect and the highest quality of care.

Our History