Become a member of  LICH

With the help of members like you, in 2018 we have moved toward these goals in the following areas:


 Direct Assistance to homeless and at-risk Long Islanders:​

  • Collected and distributed over 2,800 pounds of food, baby supplies, formula and toiletries to homeless and at risk Long Islanders on the streets and in shelters;

  • Hosted our 11th annual Back Pack Pirates Festival, a summer camp experience for homeless children and distributed over 3500 backpacks with school supplies;

  • Distributed winter coats, clothes, shoes housewares and other essential items to over 2000 homeless and underserved Long Islanders


 Advocacy, Training, and Technical Assistance for Long Island Housing and Services Agencies:​​

  •  Advocacy, Training, and Technical Assistance for Long Island Housing and Services Agencies:

  • Accessed more than $12 million in federal funds on behalf of Long Island agencies to continue housing and services programs for more than 2,000 homeless and formerly homeless Long Islanders – including families with children, victims of domestic violence, adults and children with disabilities, veterans, and chronically homeless individuals;

  • Referred over 200 households for permanent housing through Coordinated Entry, a system which ensures the most vulnerable Long Islanders are prioritized for permanent, affordable housing;

  • Training and assistance in developing, maintaining and operating programs to serve homeless and disabled Long Islanders, with specialized training on Best Practices in various areas of interest;

  • Continued region-wide initiatives to end homelessness on Long Island;

  • Held the 30th Annual “Keys for the Homeless” Conference;

  • Held the annual “Have a Heart for the Homeless Candlelight Vigil” to help raise awareness about the issue of homelessness, with more than 1,200 in attendance; and

  • Increased awareness, understanding and education about Long Island’s homeless folks.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Discounts on conferences and events;

  • “Members Only” Boutique Days and distributions through the Boutique;

  • Access to Bulk Items at Candlelight Vigil

  • Access to free tickets for sporting and other events


Through your paid membership, you can help us continue to make a difference in the lives of our homeless and at risk neighbors.  Please take a moment now to join the Coalition and renew your commitment toward ending homelessness on Long Island. Thanks so much for your continued support!


Long Island Coalition for the Homeless
600 Albany Avenue

Suite 2
Amityville, NY 11701


Open Monday - Friday


Phone: (631) 464-4314
Fax: (631) 464-4319