Employee Excellence: Camp Loyaltown

Meet two of our incredible Camp Loyaltown staff: Tevin Gilfillian, Assistant Director at Camp Loyaltown, and Schnyder Toussaint, counselor. During Session 4, which runs from July 30th to August 13th, Tevin Gilfillian used his skills and training to save the … Continued

Sister-Advocate Interviewed on New Memoir

Congratulations to sister-advocate Ali Carbone on a July 20th interview with Health Professional Radio about her memoir “What Are You Looking At?”. Following the Carbone family from adolescence to adulthood, Ali explores her personal experience as the sibling of three brothers with … Continued

Hear From Our Guardianship Coordinators

Eight people supported by Citizens Options Unlimited utilize our Guardianship Department, which supports people to live the life they choose and acts as one of their legal guardians. The Arc of New York, the state organization our family of organizations … Continued

A Q&A with our Self-Direction Team

Get to know a little bit more about our Self-Direction services and team. Meet Michele LaSpina, Assistant Director of Self-Directed Services of Citizens Options Unlimited; Vicki Hawley, Self-Direction Fiscal Intermediary Coordinator at Citizens Options Unlimited; and Monae Kennedy, Self-Direction Fiscal Intermediary … Continued

Congratulations to our Employees of the Quarter

On July 20th, our family of organizations honored its Employees of the Quarter for quarter two of 2023. Congratulations to Citizens Options Unlimited employees Christine Basile, House Manager at Red Spring Lane; Kamille Jenkins, BIS at Shoreham; Channa Newman, DSP … Continued

Celebrating 25, 30, 35 and 40 Years

On July 13th, employees of Citizens Options Unlimited and partner agency AHRC Nassau got together to honor some big work anniversaries at the annual Milestone Achievement Dinner. The event was catered by Wheatley Farms and began with some opening words … Continued

Matt Hofele’s Journey to Albany

Self-Advocates Making a Statement Wearing a grey suit and dark-rimmed glasses, Matt Hofele practiced his speech in a Holiday Inn hotel room in downtown Albany. The 36-year-old, who lives in a Citizens Options Unlimited group home in Greenlawn, was preparing … Continued

Little Soap Lady Visits Shoreham ICF

Earlier this month, the Little Soap Lady visited our Shoreham ICF to teach people supported how to make their own soap! You can see from their smiles that they thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We look forward to many more opportunities … Continued