HANDS ACROSS LONG ISLAND (HALI) was formed in 1988 as a grassroots, multi-service, organization managed and operated by, and for, psychiatric survivors. Today, HALI is the largest and most successful peer-run, multi-service, mental health organization in NY State, helping over 3,500 consumers each year. HALI operates the FIRST peer-run mental health clinic in the United States.
The HALI Difference
HALI works with the expectation that people CAN and DO RECOVER, work, have meaningful relationships, become contributing members of their communities and lead lives worth living. HALI believes that people receiving services are not patients, but PEOPLE WITH POTENTIAL.

Hands Across Long Island (HALI) Benefits Consumers, Community and Government…

In 2012, HALI’s work resulted in
38% of people served went to school or work*
82% decrease in hospitalizations
30% reduced their public benefits due to employment income
*HALI participants went to pursue jobs in school Auto Technology, Phlebotomy, EKG, Web Design, Nurses Assistant and more!
HALI Mission Statement: HALI is a peer community providing the opportunity for recovery from mental illness through collaborative creative efforts.

HALI Values Statement: Hands Across Long Island, Inc. strives to excel and believes strongly in the capacity of others to excel. People are the bedrock of the organization, and we invest in human potential – in ourselves, in community leaders with vision and passion, and in individuals and communities dedicated to transforming themselves. We value efforts where those who benefit have the chance to shape their own path to self-determination, and we help them create their own opportunities where barriers often exist.

HALI Vision Statement: Hands Across Long Island will continue to create vital programs which provide empowerment, strength, and assistance in the recovery process of psychiatric consumers and survivors.
What people have to say about HALI
Journeys: Look for That Potential Everywhere featuring HALI (PDF)
NYS Office of Mental Health, Statewide Comprehensive Plan, October 2009
Careers at HALI
Hands Across Long Island is constantly growing and expanding. If you’d like to explore employment opportunities at HALI, please contact:

Joanne Baccarella, Human Resource Manager
T. 631-234-1925
Fax your resume at 631-234-7258, attention Joanne Baccarella.
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"I should have been dead by now. HALI helped me gain a full life that I want to live!"
- Linda G.
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