On October 28, 2016, Concern for Independent Living was presented with the Key of Excellence Award by the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless. Founded in 1972, Concern has been working with Long Island’s homeless and at-risk populations since we opened our first Community Residence in 1984. Concern believes that high quality housing, along with top notch supportive services tailored to people’s needs, is the solution to many of the problems we face today, including homelessness and long-term institutionalization. Fifty percent of Concern’s housing units are reserved for homeless individuals and families, including 90 units in Liberty Village and Liberty Landing which serve our nation’s Veterans, 96 units funded though the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care, and over 300 additional units throughout Suffolk, Nassau and New York City. Concern is pleased to have played a role in Long Island’s efforts to end homelessness amongst Veterans and we look forward to continuing to work with the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless and other organizations to address the housing needs of our neighbors.