Transitional Services of New York for Long Island, Inc. (TSLI) and Haven House/Bridges, Inc. (HHB)
Since its inception in 1977, TSLI, a Community Residence Program, has been helping the mentally ill gain their independence, enjoy caring guidance, and most importantly, achieve and maintain a sense of usefulness and personal dignity. TSLI’s programs include Pathways, Special Employment Program (SEP) and Summit.
Haven House/Bridges, Inc. (HHB) was formed in 1995 by the merger of two separate homeless housing programs; Haven House which was established by the Huntington Coalition for the Homeless and Bridges, which was initiated by Transitional Services of New York for Long Island, Inc. (TSLI).
HHB’s programs provide housing, training and guidance to homeless families, single mothers and their young children, as well as individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. HHB’s programs include emergency housing shelters and The Village.
TSLI: Apartment Program
“I came to TSLI in June 2019, ambivalent about a housing program but it has really been great. TSLI has been a transitional tool to help me do better. I graduated from SUNY Plattsburg in 2012 with my Bachelors in Sociology and since then I have always been interested in social work. With my history of homelessness, mental illness, LGBTQIA and being a minority, it pushed me to want to apply for Graduate School. Based on my experiences I feel I can be a better social worker, one who will have a good understanding of the difficulties people face and how they can overcome challenges. TSLI has been a great tool to help me get on track and finally take the leap to apply for school. I applied in February 2020 with the help of my counselors at Transitional and received my acceptance in April 2020. I am enrolled in the three year program and will be taking 6 credits my first semester. I am nervous and feeling a little overwhelmed, but I know I can talk to staff and with the right support and mindset I can succeed. I am really really excited for this. “