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About ICL : : What We Do

What We Do

The Institute for Community Living touches the lives of 8,000 men, women and children each year. Most of ICL's programs are located in New York City, where ICL has been a leader in developing and implementing best practice, evidence-based recovery and treatment services. With over 100 programs, ICL's staff strives to create a safe and caring environment for people with histories of homelessness, mental illness, developmental disabilities, chronic health conditions and/or substance abuse, helping them to take charge of their lives. Many of these individuals and families – veterans, parents, families and single adults – have nowhere else to turn. In times of challenge and crisis, local residents in need of treatment, support and/or advocacy rely on ICL.


FACT:  Annually, ICL receives over 2,400 housing referrals of adults with serious mental illnesses who are homeless or being discharged from prisons, hospitals and community treatment settings, and is able to offer service-enriched housing to about 500 of these men and women each year.