On May 17th, IGHL will be celebrating a time of unprecedented growth and expansion. Our story began in 1978 with one group home in Mount Sinai and continues to this day with 72 homes and numerous community-based day programs stretching from western Nassau County to the East End of Long Island. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of our expansion has been the addition of new and unique affiliate organizations that are now a part of the IGHL Family.
In 1999, The New Interdisciplinary School (NIS) joined IGHL to provide educational services for children from birth to 5 years of age.
In 2002, Angela’s House became an affiliate of IGHL and provides services for medically frail and technology-dependent children throughout Long Island.
Most recently, three organizations followed NIS and Angela’s Houses’ path: The Center for Developmental Disabilities (better known as CDD or simply “The Center”), whose mission is similar to IGHL and provides residential and day programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and has a school for children ages 6-21;
The Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS), provides rape and domestic violence counselling and also provides valuable expertise and services for the prevention of human trafficking.
The Families of TWA Flight 800, has a longstanding relationship with IGHL. IGHL assisted the Families during the design and construction of the TWA Flight 800 International Memorial at Smith Point Park and has been providing perpetual maintenance for the memorial since it was dedicated in the summer of 2002.
Please join us at our Annual Gala at Flowerfield to recognize the valuable contributions of all of our affiliate organizations to the overall mission of IGHL.