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Located in the Amityville Community Resource Center the Boutique is open on Monday and Thursday 10am to 3 pm. Veterans and other neighbors-in-need can access new and gently used essential items!
Items which are given away at the Boutique are all donated by people and organizations in the community. The items include clothing, non-perishable food, new bedding and pillows, personal care and feminine care items, toiletries and much more!
The Boutique directly impacts those experiencing homelessness by:
Access to Resources: Support and connections to other resources that help people exit homelessness or remain housed and improve their overall well-being.
Person-Centered: A safe place where the focus is on the needs and wants of each individual.
Street Outreach/Meeting People Where They Are At: The LICH Street Outreach Team targets engagement efforts to those living outside that are the most vulnerable, lack support systems and are the least likely to be connected to resources. Many items from the Boutique such as hygiene products, blankets, and warm winter clothing and provided to people directly on the street.
Housing Retention: For many experiencing homelessness, a large factor in the likelihood that they remain housed is based on whether their environment feels like a home. Boutique volunteers work with housing case managers to provide move-in baskets and personal items for their new places, as part of transition case management and community orientation and integration to a new area.
Budgeting/Homeless Prevention: Many Long Islanders unfortunately have to make choices about what bills they are able to pay each month as living expenses continues to rise. Accessing vital resources such as clothing and school supplies can allow households to save money and ensure that they have enough to pay rent and remain housed.
Community Activism, Dialogue and Awareness: The program engages the community in volunteerism, giving and spreads awareness about the issue of homelessness. Conducting a drive allows for community unity around homelessness and the opportunity to learn how those items impact people in need.
To learn more about the work being done to address homelessness on Long Island visit lihomleess.org
**Please note the following change to the referral process:**
Due to a recent increase in volume, Boutique Staff have asked that all referrals be submitted via fax only. If you have any questions feel free to call 631-464-4314 x 122. Thank you for your understanding, we apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.
-- Ralph Lauren
Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly
Style is forever
Do you want to refer someone to the Boutique?
Boutique hours: Mondays & Thursday
10am to 3pm
600 Albany Ave, Amityville NY 11701
Referrals must be done by an agency, church or services center.
Please email the referral to email@example.com
or fax it to the LI Coalition at 631-464-4319
Want to help?
Cindy and Sister Joan run the Boutique volunteer team. The volunteers act as "personal shoppers" to assist people in finding the perfect items for their needs. The goal is for people to be able to "shop" with dignity. Volunteers are also responsible for sorting and organizing the donated items. The Boutique is constantly being decorated and updated to fit the season.
If you are interested in joining our volunteer family, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can't come during the week?
Host a drive with your friends, family, co-workers and community!