Frequently Asked Questions

What does ‘IGHL’ stand for?
  • IGHL stands for Independent Group Home Living Program, Inc.


What is the purpose of IGHL?
  • From the first group home IGHL opened in 1978, our purpose has always been to provide the highest quality of care, supports, and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, so that they can realize their full potential, and become contributing members of their community.
  • Our wide variety of dynamic services include Residential, Day Habilitation programs, Vocational Training and Employment programs.


When was IGHL established?
  • IGHL was established in 1978 by our President & CEO, Walter W. Stockton, when he first opened the doors to the first IGHL group home in Mt. Sinai, NY.


Who is a part of the IGHL Executive/Leadership Team?
  • Walter W. Stockton, President & CEO
  • Lisa Meyer-Fertal, Executive Director
  • Linda Gangi, Associate Executive Director
  • Christina Smith, Director of Regulatory Affairs & Corporate Compliance
  • Lisa Lombardi, Director of Admissions/Program Development
  • April McElhone, Director of Clinical Services
  • Shannon Mazza, Director of Day Program Services
  • Mike Shiffrin, Director of Residential Services
  • Jackie Rodriguez, Director of Residential Services
  • Joyce McCleese, Director of Residential Services


Who is IGHL affiliated with?


What are IGHL’s business hours?
  • We are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST.


Where is IGHL’s admin building located?
  • 221 North Sunrise Service Road, Manorville, NY 11949


How can I contact IGHL? 
  • Call 631.878.8900
  • Follow IGHL on social media and send us a direct message (DM) - @IGHL_Inc


What kind of programs/services does IGHL offer?
How can I apply for a job at IGHL?
  • You can apply for a job at IGHL by attending one of our upcoming recruitment events, stop by our Human Resources Office, or you can easily apply online by clicking here.
  • IGHL's Human Resources Office is located at 60 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, NY 11940 | 631.878.8868
How do I donate to IGHL?
  • Thank you for your generosity! You can make a donation to IGHL by calling Christine Cassamassino at 631.644.2353, or you can easily make an online donation today by clicking here.
  • For more information on planned giving, or donating stock, please contact Deborah Kneidl at 631.461.2798.