Policy & Advocacy
We work with local, state, and federal government partners to advocate for effective policy decisions that will impact our neighbors and hometowns.
Coaliting & Grass Roots Organizing
We bring together nonprofits, business leaders, and lawmakers to discuss solutions to our region’s challenges.
We operate a series of programs that connect Long Islanders with the services they need.
Welcome to the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island
At the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI), our work is to ensure that our region is a welcoming and inclusive place for everyone to live. We can set the standard for what an equitable region looks like. That means safe communities, decent, affordable housing, healthy food, access to care and an opportunity to thrive. In our quest for improvements and systemic change, we face a unique set of obstacles. In fact, the poverty rate today is at its highest since 1959. Given the current assault on the country’s most vulnerable communities, our work is more important than ever.
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Programs, including Head Start and food assistance for low-income people, also rely on the Census to direct funds to where they are needed most.Rebecca Sanin, of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, says the COVID-19 pandemic makes this Census more important. be so critical during this time of economic recession that we know is following this public health emergency,” she says. Officials have tried to simplify this year's process. For the first time, responses can be made online, as well as by phone and mail. It will determine funding for the next 10 years, until the 2030 Census. “This is something you can do that will have a very meaningful impact on the future of Long Island,” says Sanin. To help people who speak little or no English, officials have guides available in 60 languages, plus Braille for the blind.
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Established in 1947, the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI) is a regional, nonprofit umbrella organization for health and human service providers. We are dedicated to improving the lives of Long Island’s most vulnerable residents by responding to their needs through the promotion and development of public policies and direct services.
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