LICH is the lead entity addressing homelessness on Long Island. We provide direct care to individuals and families through housing-focused case management, a helpline for navigating resources, and coordinating referrals to homeless-dedicated housing programs.
Please note that we do not currently offer walk-in services.
LICH Thanks Senator Schumer for $900,000 in CDS funding for the Amityville Veterans Community Resource Center
The Long Island Coalition for the Homeless is excited to announce that it has been awarded $900,000 in capital funding for the Veterans Community Resource Center in Amityville! This funding was made possible by Majority Leader Charles Schumer, through an allocation as part of the Congressionally Directed Spending budget.
“One homeless vet is one too many, and I am proud I fought hard and secured $900,000 for the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH) to improve their Veterans Community Resource Center. The funding will make much-needed infrastructure improvements to the Amityville facility so that LICH their many partner organizations can continue helping our veterans, seniors, and so many others each day in a safe, secure environment,” said Senator Chuck Schumer.
Our approach is somewhat simple: we meet people where they are at, and support them until they are permanently housed- whatever that takes, and however long that takes. We do this using techniques and approaches that are grounded in evidence to be most effective, in a person-centered way.
WHAT WE DO
At Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH), we connect those experiencing homelessness with the support that assists in exiting the status quo as fast as possible. Learn how we hope to end homelessness.
Addressing the complexity of homelessness requires strategic and sustainable solutions. At LICH, we believe results prove results. The key to success are research and cross-sector collaboration.
Homelessness is experienced by a community. As a community we can all take a part in ending homelessness by getting involved. Take the steps to helping your neighbors today.
Total people experiencing homelessness on LI last year
Single adults experiencing homelessness
on LI last year
People in households of families with children experiencing
on LI last year
Percentage of families with children of those that experienced homelessness on LI last year
Annual Street Homeless Count
Each January, the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless coordinates point-in-time counts of sheltered and unsheltered homeless men, women and children in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Find more information by clicking here.
*Numbers above are from 2019
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