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Sterling National Bank Charitable Foundation Helps Vulnerable Long Islanders Thrive

Options for Community Living, Inc. received a $5,000 grant award from Sterling National Bank Charitable Foundation. This award supports Options housing programs for homeless individuals and families living in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Through housing and case management programs, Options helps more than 2,400 Long Islanders annually.

“On a given night in January last year, there were 3,050 people experiencing homelessness on Long Island,” said Yolanda Robano-Gross, Chief Executive Officer at Options for Community Living, Inc. “Our programs help vulnerable people – individuals and families – who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless access and maintain decent housing. Sterling National Bank and its Charitable Foundation are committed to making a difference in the community. We are thankful for their partnership and support.”

Sterling National Bank supports nonprofit partners that empower individuals and families to achieve success through quality education and mentorship, affordable housing and homeownership, and small business development and entrepreneurship.

About Options for Community Living, Inc.

Established in 1982, Options for Community Living, Inc. operates residential programs for adults recovering from mental illness, care coordination services for adults and children with chronic health conditions, and housing and services for homeless people with disabilities and/or HIV/AIDS. Options’ mission to assist people to live independently and with dignity in the community has grown through the years to serve more than 2,400 adults and children annually. For more information about Options for Community Living, Inc., please visit their website at or call 631.361.9020.