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Options for Community Living, Inc. Named as Finalist in 8th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards

Options for Community Living, Inc. (Options) was named a Finalist in the Social Impact category in The 8th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards.

The Long Island Imagine Awards was created to offer formal acknowledgement to some of Long Island’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations. Last year’s event attracted over 400 attendees from the nonprofit and business communities and an even larger crowd is expected this year.

Winners will be announced LIVE at the awards gala at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Nominated organizations, their constituents and the Long Island business community are expected to attend.

More than 160 entries were submitted for consideration in 5 categories, including Innovation, Leadership Excellence, Rising Star, Social Impact and Arts & Culture. Options is one of four finalists in the Social Impact category.

Through safe affordable supportive housing and personalized care management services, Options impacts the health and wellbeing of more than 2000 Long Islanders annually. Programs are designed to help vulnerable individuals and families – adults and children — to develop their fullest potential for independent living. “Our impact is best demonstrated through the lives of those we serve,” said Options Executive Director Yolanda Robano-Gross. “We are proud to serve the Long Island community and be recognized as finalists for this award.”

Finalists were chosen by Long Island business professionals during preliminary judging. Members of the Awards’ Distinguished Judging Panel selected the Imagine Awards winners from among the Finalists during final judging.

“Being named a Finalist in The Long Island Imagine Awards is an important achievement,” said Ken Cerini, Founder of the Long Island Imagine Awards. “It means that the Organization has been identified as a leader on Long Island, exhibiting impactful and innovative operations. Congratulations to all of the Finalists on their achievement.”

Details about Long Island Imagine Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

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 2,300 adults and children annually. For more information about Options for Community Living, Inc., please visit their website at or call 631.361.9020.

About The Imagine Awards
The Imagine Awards was created in 2012 by Managing Partner, Ken Cerini of Cerini & Associates, LLP. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Imagine Awards recognize outstanding performances in the Long Island Community.  Learn more about the Imagine Awards, visit

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