More than 250,000 Long Islanders are either medically underserved or do not have health insurance. This leads to a burden on families, health care facilities and communities as chronic illness and dependence on emergency care increase.
HIV/AIDS Grant Management:With more than 6,000 resident living with HIV/AIDS, Long Island has the highest number of AIDS cases of any suburban area in the nation and more cases than in 26 states. United Way of Long Island is the technical support agency for three sources of federal funds to provide resources for people who are HIV positive. Read More
Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA): United Way of Long Island spearheads several housing initiatives that address the needs of residential and special needs populations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. United Way of Long Island has developed green and energy efficient housing units for over 200 HIV Positive individuals and their families on Long Island. Read More
FamilyWize Discount Prescription Program: For Long Islanders without health insurance or who are in need of medications not covered by their insurance plan, there is help. FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards are available through United Way of Long Island. Read More