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DEDICATED TO REDUCING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE 
EXPERIENCING 
HOMELESSNESS
ON LONG ISLAND

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OUR WORK

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.

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THE APPROACH

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.

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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.

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EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTIONS

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. 

Teamwork

YOUR IMPACT

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. 

9,687↓ 

3,692 ↑

6,005 ↓ 

62% 

Total people experiencing homelessness on LI last year

Single adults experiencing homelessness

on LI last year

People in households of families with children experiencing 

homelessness

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

CONTACT

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Head Office

600 Albany Avenue 

Suite 2

Amityville, NY

Tel: 631-464-4314

Fax: 631-464-4319

If You See Someone

Save Someone

Call 631-464-4314 ext. 118 

To connect with our Street Outreach Team

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