HHB Provides emergency housing for homeless families in Suffolk County through a contract with the Suffolk County Department of Social Services (SCDSS).

To be eligible for services at family must be

  • Homeless
  • Eligible for public assistance
  • Referred by SCDSS

HHB Operates congregate emergency housing. Staff are available 24 hours per day. The primary objective is to assist homeless families to find and maintain permanent housing. In addition, HHB assists families to establish a community network through referrals to

  • Health services
  • Mental health and substance abuse treatment
  • Educational resources
  • Vocational / employment resources
  • Children’s services

HHB also offers families a variety of support services to assist them towards self-sufficiency:

  • Obtain food and clothing
  • Life skills development
  • Parenting skills training
  • GED home study
  • Recreation and socialization
  • Benefits Advocacy
  • Resume writing and job search

TSLI Pathways is a progressive Community Residence Program that provides housing and support services for psychiatrically disabled adults. Our services enable participants to live in the community as independently as they are able to.

Applicants must:

  • Meet the criteria for Severely and Persistently Mentally Ill (SPMI)
  • Be age 18 or older
  • Be a resident of Suffolk or Nassau County

Pathways services help residents learn…

  • Money Management
  • Food shopping
  • Meal preparation
  • Problem solving
  • Communication skills
  • Use of community resources
  • Socialization and recreation
  • Vocational/Educational skills

Pathways residents may engage in volunteer work, continuing education, supported or competitive employment. Community continuing treatment programs are available to those who need structured activities and daily therapy.

Pathways offers supervised congregate and apartment programs to prepare residents for independent living.


Provides 24-hour staff support and a structured program that includes training in daily living skills, social/recreational activities and medication monitoring.

Specialized programs include…

MICA (Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers)
Provides close monitoring of resident activities and finances which assist MICA residents to stay drug and alcohol free.


Added support and supervision is provided to chronically ill residents who have been unable to sustain independent living.

Apartment Program

Pathways’ Apartment Program offers opportunities for more independent living in the community. Staff provides the level of support and assistance each resident needs.

HHB’s Permanent Housing Program: provides permanent housing for persons with HIV/AIDS. Both individuals and families are served.

Along with housing, the Permanent Housing Program provides support services:

  • Referrals to community linkages
  • Life skills development
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Assistance to obtain food and clothing
  • Recreation

To be eligible applicants must be:

  • HIV+
  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Within low-income guidelines

Program fees are based on income.


TSLI Summit is a permanent housing program that provides housing and support services.

Applicants must be:

  • Homeless as per the HUD definition
  • Psychiatrically disabled
  • Families must include at least one psychiatrically disabled person over eighteen.

Summit staff offer residents a variety of support services to assist them towards self-sufficiency including:

  • Recreation and socialization
  • Medication management
  • Home improvement seminars
  • Financial planning
  • Parent skill training
  • Employment assistance

Summit staff are available 24 hours a day for crisis management.


Special Employment Program TSLI operates a Special Employment Program (SEP), the objective of which is to provide vocational assessment, training and transitional or long-term paid work in institutional or community job sites for adults disabled by mental illness in Suffolk County.

SEP provides opportunities for individuals who are capable of work but are not yet trained or prepared for competitive employment. For some, SEP is an intermediate step between vocational training and competitive employment. SEP affords participants a bona fide employment situation, including payment of at least the minimum wage for working as part of the maintenance and/or painting crew. Over 100 workers have participated in the Agency’s vocational programs since its inception. The SEP Department is partially staffed by mental health recipients.

SEP provides job training and paid employment in a supported work setting. Workers gain experience in office maintenance and interior painting.

The work crews are supervised by a participant who has advanced through SEP to the position of Crew Chief.

Participants do not have to be residents of TSLI.