Mike has worked in the human services field for approximately ten years. Prior to working at LICH, Mike worked at a jail diversion program for adjudicated male youth that focused on behavior modification, family centered case management and community reintegration. Mike has also volunteered with the National Coalition for the Homeless and several homeless shelter and supportive services programs. During his time in DC, Mike participated in a homeless challenge, in which he assimilated into the homeless community and lived on the streets. Mike has participated in the NYC and Long Island Point-In-Time Homeless Counts and now coordinates the count for Long Island. Mike also chairs the Street Outreach Committee and Team Long Island- Initiative to End Veteran Homelessness Committee. Mike is also an Alumni Ambassador and Alumni Mentor at St. Joseph’s College.
Mike believes that providing empathy and hope, as well as carrying out united efforts are the keys to improving the lives of all members of the community, especially the most vulnerable. Mike stresses the need for more community awareness and education about homelessness on Long Island and encourages everyone to understand that they each play a role in creating large scale change. Mike’s future goals include becoming a college professor, publishing a book, creating a pet friendly homeless shelter, being formally invited to the White House and most importantly, to be a great father.
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