Comunilife’s mission is to provide vulnerable communities with
the housing and culturally sensitive supportive services.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER DR. ROSA GIL
In 1989 when we started Comunilife, we knew that to truly help New York City’s Latino community we had provide services that incorporated the culture and the language of our clients. We quickly learned that many of the issues facing at-risk residents started with the inability to maintain safe and affordable housing. This was decades before the buzz words “housing is a social determinant of health” and “health disparities” entered everyday vernacular.
These have been Comunilife’s guiding principals for 32 years and are reflected in our mission to provide vulnerable communities with housing and culturally sensitive supportive services. That without a permanent place to live it is impossible to overcome the health and social issues that plague our community. We believe that no one should be without the housing and supports they need to lead a healthy, meaningful life.
My more than 50 years of experience in housing, health care and many levels of government and the extensive experience of Comunilife’s staff has enabled us to anticipate community needs and to positively affect change in the lives of more than 2,600 at-risk New Yorkers annually. These outcomes would not be possible without the dedication of its Board of Directors and staff as well our government, foundation and corporate partners.
On behalf of the Comunilife family thank you for your support.
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