2021 Impact Statement

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2021

IMPACT STATEMENT

SERVING LONG ISLANDERS IN NEED SINCE 1982 OPTIONSCL.ORG | 631-361-9020


MISSION STATEMENT Options for Community Living, Inc. is committed to assisting individuals and families in need to develop their fullest potential for independent living. Residential and support services prepare program participants for the demands and responsibilities of community life and promote housing permanency, health, safety, and welfare. The organization's actions are guided by principles of integrity, openness, accountability, respect, and the highest quality of care.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO

No matter how small, an act of kindness can go a long way. An unexpected compliment, someone holding a door open, or giving up a preferred parking space can really brighten someone’s day, uplift, and inspire.

Recently a resident in our housing called to remind me that we spoke just over a year ago, shortly after Options helped him find housing. He wanted to know if I remembered him, which I did. He called because he was celebrating an anniversary. “You gave me a home where I could focus on my sobriety and a case manager I looked forward to seeing every month. I could not have done this without you guys. I am one year sober today, and I am a different man. I am elated. I wish you and all the staff at Options nothing but blessings.” That one phone call meant the world to me. In a year like no other, with an enduring pandemic, a turbulent economy, and workforce challenges that no one could foresee, we continue to count our blessings here at Options. This year we helped over 800 people access or retain stable housing and we connected more than 1,700 adults and children to medical care and support services that influence and improve health and quality of life. I take great pride in sharing our impact and accomplishments with you and thank you for your kindness and support. Yolanda Robano-Gross, MHA, LMSW Chief Executive Officer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ALAN TILLINGHAST PRESIDENT

DIRECTORS BEVERLY-JANE ANIANO

JODY BURKE, MSW VICE PRESIDENT

MATTHEW ARMANDI

JOHN DEBIASE TREASURER

TARA LABRIOLA

RICHARD A. FABIETTI

TAMIKA S. MENDOZA, ESQ. DR. BALVINDAR S. SAREEN SECRETARY JOANNE SHAPIRO

JUDY LYNN SIMONCIC, ESQ.

IMPACT SNAPSHOT

150

adults recovering from serious mental illness were served through Options’ NYS Office of Mental Health Licensed Community Residence program.

361 adults resided in our affordable Supportive Housing for adults recovering from mental illness.

97 adults residing in mental health supportive housing in Suffolk County received enhanced support via Options Mobile Residential Support Team.

64

families/individuals were provided temporary rent subsidies as part of the Rapid Rehousing program.

37

adults were provided Financial Assistance to obtain housing or prevent eviction.

1283 adults received Options Medicaidfunded Care Coordination Services.

137 children received Options Medicaidfunded Care Coordination Services.

280 adults were assisted through Ryan Whitefunded programs for those living with HIV/AIDS or at serious risk. Services include case management, insurance enrollment, health education, outreach and engagement.

35 formerly homeless individuals/families were housed with the assistance of long-term rent subsidies.

198

people – adults and children – were housed in Options’ supportive housing program for homeless individuals and families with disabilities and/or HIV/AIDS.

210

adults with serious mental illness or substance use disorder received individualized Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) in their home or community empowering them to achieve personal goals. 68 people were served through a Mother Cabrini grantfunded program.

I am very grateful to be in this program. The staff is very friendly, respectful, and helpful. I feel being here is helping me work toward my goals. The services with staff help me work with my mental health issues.

98% 84% 93% 95% 97%

of tenants in supportive housing retained their housing or were discharged to a situation of equal or greater independence. of residents with HIV/AIDS in supportive housing have a suppressed viral load and 62% are “undetectable.” of adults and children with active enrollment in care coordination at the end of 2021 had visited their primary care physician within the year. of program participants would recommend Options to others as a good place to live or receive services. of program participants believe that staff treat them with respect and kindness.


OPTIONS FOR ALL At Options, we value diversity and applaud the contributions of all people. We strive to continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees, our program participants, and our community.

33%

42%

Clients from underrepresented ethnic/racial backgrounds

Workforce from underrepresented ethnic/racial backgrounds

51%

85%

Clients are women

Workforce are women

27%

25%

91%

41%

Leaders from underrepresented ethnic/racial backgrounds

Leaders are women

Board Members from underrepresented ethnic/racial backgrounds

Board Members are women

THROUGH THE YEAR

Options was named as a Bank of America 2021 Neighborhood Builders awardee for work in the Long Island community. As a Neighborhood Builder, Options receives a $200,000 grant over two years and leadership training for the chief executive officer and an emerging leader. The program is the nation’s largest investment in nonprofit leadership development.

Options teamed up with local nonprofit One Sandwich at a Time, an organization whose mission it is to feed the growing homeless and underfed population in America - one sandwich at a time. Over 700 sandwiches were made in our Hempstead and Ronkonkoma offices!

Thanks to our generous partners at Bethpage Federal Credit Union, 85 backpacks were donated to children served through our programs. Stocked with a multitude of supplies, these new backpacks provided the tools needed for students to successfully start the school year.

Donning new shirts, our staff enjoyed a number of fun and meaningful activities during staff development week, also known as Options spirit week! Staff learned about HIPAA and corporate compliance, gender affirming care, wellness, self care, and more. Trainings throughout the week contributed to the 6,113 total training hours logged by Options staff in 2021.

Renovations began on a new home in our mental health supportive housing program. Purchase of the home and renovations were made possible through the generosity of a private donor.

A compassionate and caring workforce, #TeamOptions participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Out of Darkness Walk raising awareness and support for suicide prevention.

Options enjoys partnerships with multiple community based organizations bringing resources to struggling Long Islanders.

Many generous groups, organizations, and individuals participated in our annual holiday assistance program. The 2021 program was the largest to date supporting 73 grateful families with more than 150 family members.


OPTIONS FOR COMMUNITY LIVING, INC. AND AFFILIATES For the year ended December 31, 2021

Sources of Operating Revenue Medicaid/Managed Care

$9,977,216

U.S. HUD

3,173,602

Other Federal*

2,841,077

State/Local Contracts

6,187,487

Client Fees

3,557,987

Other

Total Operating Revenue

982,233

26,719,602

*Includes non-recurring revenue relating to repayment forgiveness of prior year PPP Loan - $1.7m

In 2021, Options Mental Health Supportive Housing, Case Management, and Care Coordination Programs were accredited for a three-year period by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International. CARF accreditation signals a commitment to continuous quality improvement, focusing on the satisfaction of persons served. This is Options eighth consecutive three-year accreditation.

Program Expenses Mental Health Residential Services ATC - Care Coordination

$11,377,760 4,175,861

ATC - Residential Services

2,809,963

HUD Section 811 Housing

1,433,755

Main Stream Rent Vouchers

1,090,153

Other Programs

Total Program Expenses

41,344

20,928,836

(Excluding Depreciation)

Supporting Services Management & General Services

$2,684,749

Total Expenses

23,613,585

Total Net Assets

Options has been a lifeline support for me through the years - my past and present case managers. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication.

HOW TO DONATE When you donate to Options, you can be sure that your gift supports efficient and effective programming, producing impactful outcomes for persons served. 88 cents out of every dollar spent goes directly to supporting our evidence-based, costeffective programs. According to Charity Navigator, you can give with confidence. Your donation helps us provide help and hope to Long Island’s most vulnerable adults, children, and families.

$43,994,286 To donate, visit https://optionscl.org/giving/ today!

This report is derived from the Options for Community Living, Inc. Consolidated Audited Financial Statement for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, as audited by Baker Tilly US LLP.

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25 Howard Place Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 631-361-9020

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https://optionscl.org

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1 Helen Keller Way, Suite 402 Hempstead, NY 11550 516-481-6300

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