Comunilife has grown into one of NYC’s best-respected community-based health and housing service providers. Each year, our rich continuum of care supports the needs of more than 3,500 low-income and vulnerable New Yorkers.
Comunilife owns or manages 1,639 units of supported transitional and permanent housing for homeless adults struggling with HIV/AIDS, serious mental and behavioral health issues, and other chronic medical conditions. We operate a full-service, Latino-centered, South Bronx-based mental health clinic – the Vida Guidance Center – that provides more than 23,000 outpatient visits a year. Life Is Precious™, our unique suicide prevention program for Latina girls, is gaining national recognition for effectively addressing the needs of the highest-risk group of teenagers in the country; we have just launched a Latino Youth Suicide Prevention Center to disseminate best practice prevention approaches for Latinos of all ages. Our Medical and Psychiatric Respite program arranges short-term supportive housing for recently discharged hospital patients who lack appropriate housing in which to recuperate.