The Long Island Home is committed to enhancing the lives of those we serve and residents in our communities. The Long Island Home presents a number of fundraising events throughout the year to accomplish our goals, and we are proud to announce the availability of a new online donations portal to make it even more convenient to lend needed assistance.
2011 Tapestry Cocktail Reception
The annual Tapestry Cocktail Reception is The Long Island Home’s primary fundraiser and is pivotal in helping us maintain and expand the scope of our essential programs and services for the community. Held on December 1, 2011 at The Carltun in Eisenhower Park, we had the distinct privilege of honoring Dr. Michael F. Hogan, Commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health. Mr. Robert E. Detor, President and CEO of The Long Island Home, bestowed The Tapestry of Life Award before an audience of more than 100 esteemed guests to celebrate his illustrious career of being a champion for those with mental illness. Dr. Hogan served as chair of the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health from 2002-2003 and was appointed as the first behavioral health representative on the board of The Joint Commission in 2007. Tireless in his efforts, Dr. Hogan is an active member of countless regional and national organizations and has received leadership awards and recognition from the National Governor’s Association, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Campaign for Mental Health Reform, the American College of Mental Health Administration and the American Psychiatric Association.
Proceeds of the event provided much needed support to two very important initiatives at Broadlawn Manor and South Oaks Hospital. Broadlawn Manor sought sponsorship to expand the Linked Senior pilot program that started within its Adult Day Health Program. The program enriches the lives of individuals with vision, hearing, dexterity and cognition challenges by providing access to a broad range of activities and entertainment that is specifically designed for their use via the internet. Within South Oaks Hospital, the funding will help ensure that we can provide year-round therapeutic activity within the John McGorry Project C.A.R.E. Program by expanding the use of our gymnasium facility.
Sixth Annual Golf Classic
The Long Island Home’s Sixth Annual Golf Classic was held on Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Hempstead Golf & Country Club, which provided a perfect setting for participants to enjoy a challenging course and network with others while helping to support our initiatives in the community. The day of golf was attended by more than 120 players, and 175 guests were present for the dinner that honored the community service of Mr. James C. Hermann, President of James C. Herrmann & Associates, Ltd.
Thanks to the generosity of all involved, The Long Island Home was able to raise funds for use in creating an indoor Ropes Course for the John McGorry Project C.A.R.E. Program. Project C.A.R.E. is a valuable part of treatment within South Oaks Hospital’s Inpatient and Partial Hospitalization programs, as well as providing an exciting Summer Adventure Camp experience for youth throughout the community. The golf outing also provided the means to acquire a Whisper Glide swing for residents and patients of Broadlawn Manor, which facilitates greater social interaction, therapeutic motion and access to individuals who require wheelchairs.