Catholic Charities seeks to embrace the needs of developmentally disabled individuals and their families. The initial focus of this mission was the establishment of "group homes" in 1974. This service has evolved over the years to Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRAs) that respect and affirm the dignity of the residents. This is supported with the active involvement of The Family Group. The addition of Medicaid Service Coordination has allowed us to expand and extend our mission to individuals and their families in the community.
Catholic Charities operates thirteen residences, serving more than 105 people.
These stable, supportive home environments encourage individuals
to make personal choices and to reach their highest possible level
of functioning and independence. As able, residents participate by
doing their share of the household chores, such as laundry, cleaning,
and meal preparation.
- Alhambra House, Huntington Station
- Beebe Residence, West Babylon
- Bustamante Residence, West Babylon
- Caritas Residence, Aquebogue
- Christopher Residence, Valley Stream
- Msgr. R. Emmet Fagan Residence, Elmont
- Mako Residence, Southold
- Mother Teresa Residence, Amityville (for developmentally disabled elderly adults with Alzheimer's disease/dementia and associated physical impairments)
- Neumann Residence, Manhasset ( for developmentally disabled deaf adults)
- Bishop Ryan Residence, Copiague
- Seton Residence, Amityville
- Ted Hansler Residence, Hampton Bays
- Virdone Residence, Babylon
There is plenty of opportunity for recreation, socialization, and
religious observance, if desired. Men and women at the residences
participate in sports, day trips, beach outings, concerts, and other
events of their choice. All residents participate in day programs and
sheltered workshops that offer socialization, recreation, vocational
activities, and other services. Some individuals even maintain
competitive employment in the community.
A residence manager handles administration, daily management,
planning of recreational activities, and maintenance at each house.
Residence nurses oversee all medical care. Staff also ensure safety
and a homey environment where individuals are treated with dignity
Medicaid Service Coordination
Medicaid service coordination (MSC) develops individualized
service plans for clients and helps them access appropriate services
to meet their specific needs.
Location and Hours
Catholic Charities Residential Services
147 Schleigel Boulevard
Amityville, NY 11701
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Eligibility and Fees
An applicant must have had a primary diagnosis of mental
retardation before the age of 22. Fees come from residents'
Social Security payments and Medicaid.