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Intellectually disabled people are faced with difficult challenges on a daily basis.

IGHL is dedicated to helping the families we serve with programs and services designed to help.

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Residential Programs IGHL House scene

Security, comfort and specialized care for intellectually disabled adults in home-like settings


Opportunity Center Kuhn Opportunity Center

The Opportunity Center is an integral component of the NYS Options for People Through Services (OPTS)program


Day Habilitation Programs Family playing

The Day Habilitation programs offer community-based day habilitation services for adults who are intellectually disabled.




Family Service Programs IGHL Family

Recognizing that the responsibility of caring for a intellectually disabled child can be overwhelming, IGHL has instituted a series of community services to help families cope.

IGHL Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

IGHL's Bed and Breakfast is available for visitors to Long Island's East End. facebook link


Health is Wealth Programs

The Health Is Wealth program provides an increased incenitive for IGHL employees by understanding health risks, living smoke-free and taking preventative steps to stay healthy.

IGHL Compliance Program

Frank Laombardi Frank Lombardi

Frank Lombardi is IGHL's Compliance Officer. He can be contacted at 631-878-8900, Ext. 102 ( more information, please click here.




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    The mission of IGHL is:
  • To provide programs, services and support for people with intellectual disabilities so they can realize their full potential as human beings and contributing members of their community.
  • In concert with the State of New York, community leaders and the families of those we serve, continue to develop innovative and accommodating programs, services and supports to promote the personal growth of the people we serve.
  • To seek progressive legislation and sufficient funding in order to provide the highest quality of care, and in turn to protect the right of our constituents and their families to access appropriate care.
  • To focus on its position as a leader in the field develop strategies to have a positive influence on the future of services for people with intellectual disabilities.

In the early 1970s, a series of televised reports graphically exposed to a shocked public the inhumane treatment of people with intellectual disabilities at Staten Island's Willowbrook Hospital. The images oand the disturbing testimony caused an outcry for reform .

In an historic ruling, the U.S. District Court demanded immediate changes designed to provide improved care. In response, a group of concerned members of the Eastern Long Island community established the Independent Group Home Living Program (IGHL), a not- for-profit agency dedicated the enrichment of the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

Walter W. Stockton was named as IGHL's first Chief Executive Officer, a position which he continues to hold.

The board of trustees of IGHL is comprised of a group of dedicated members of the community.

New Interdisciplinary School
A creative learning center for children, their familes, and the community.

Angela's House
Association for Technology Dependent Children assisting familes and caring for medically frail children.

The Flower Barn
A nursery and garden center supplying plants and flowers to the community.

Independent Group Home Living Program, Inc. 2010
221 North Sunrise Service Rd. Manorville, NY 11949
Tel: 631-878-8900 Fax: 631-878-8962