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Institute for Community Living

ICL is a New York based, non-for-profit, human service agency, which provides integrated help to members of our community who are in need of trauma-oriented, recovery-oriented, and person-centered care. We serve 10,000 adults, veterans, children, and families annually within our communities. Our dynamic counseling programs, community residences, treatment and advocacy services provide individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness, substance abuse, or developmental disabilities with the support they need to achieve recovery and move towards independence.

For the last 30 years, ICL has broken new ground and helped transform the lives of individuals all over New York. We created the country’s first residence designed to reunify homeless mothers living with serious mental illness who have been separated from their children. With 2,300 individuals currently sleeping under an ICL roof every night, we help clients to achieve recovery and receive the help they need, while improving our communities. Today, ICL is at the forefront of innovation and saving lives. We offer 100 different programs serving individuals with varying degrees of need.

Our programs can be categorized into four areas of focus:  

  1. Homeless Shelters

    • Tillary Street Shelter for Women (Brooklyn)
    • Borden Avenue Residence for Veterans (Queens)
  2. Counseling

    • 3 behavioral health clinics (Brooklyn) o ACT and PROS teams (Brooklyn)
  3. Services for Families and Adolescents

    • Housing, treatment, and advocacy services
    • Family Resource Center for parents of children with emotional and behavior issues
  4. Residential Services

    • Housing, treatment, and advocacy services
    • Community residences, transitional housing, and supported housing for adults and young adults living with mental illness

ICL opens doors with innovative treatment, pioneering rehabilitation programs, and our dedicated staff.

To learn more about ICL and the services we provide, please visit or call 888-425-0501