Residential Services


“Had it not been for this program, I don’t think I would even be alive.”

-CN Guidance client

Residential Services gratefully acknowledges the generous support of The Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation

CN Guidance provides specialized mental health residential services to people, age 18 and over, in locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk County.

The goal of our residential programs is to provide a safe and supportive environment allowing our residents to grow and achieve their fullest potentials. Our programs receive funding from The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We receive ongoing support from the Nassau County Department of Mental Health and the Suffolk County Division of Community Mental Hygiene Services.

Residential Services offers 24 hour supervised, transitional and permanent housing opportunities in Nassau and Suffolk Counties for at risk single adults and families impacted by mental health and/or substance use disorders. Our Crisis Respite program offers a short term stay in a 24 hour staffed setting to those in immediate need from their current housing situation. Our Mobile Residential Support Team provides supplemental services to current residents who are at high risk for relapse, hospitalization or homelessness.

Licensed Housing

We operate 5 congregate treatment community residences that offer 24-hour on-site staff supervision and supportive services. For Nassau clients, there are two located in Hicksville and two in Brentwood.  We have one community residence in Ronkonkoma for Suffolk clients.

CN Guidance also offers an Apartment Treatment Program (ATP), in Nassau County. Clients live independently with one or two roommates with staff  providing daily visits, as well as a 24-

Both levels of licensed housing operate with the goal of working in partnership with residents to gain the skills needed to manage their psychiatric symptoms, maintain their sobriety and perform the daily activities needed to live in a more independent setting.

Shortly, we will be offering crisis/respite opportunities for 3 clients. This program will be housed in one of our Hicksville Community residences.

Permanent Housing

CN Guidance provides permanent Supported Housing, funded through OMH, since 1992. This program serves over 195 Nassau and Suffolk County residents, age 18 and over, who have psychiatric disabilities. Residents in our permanent housing pay 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Our Enriched Supported Housing Program in Valley Stream is staffed between the hours of 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and offers 24-hour on-call supports as needed.

In 2011, we took over operations of 6 HUD Permanent Supportive Housing Programs serving 90 adults and 60 children in locations scattered throughout Nassau and Suffolk. Typically, the head of the household in each of these programs has a history of homelessness and a disabling mental or physical condition.

We now have a Mobile Residential Support Team which is able to offer additional supports to clients living on our supported housing.


Referrals to our housing programs are made through the Long Island Single Point of Access. Applications can be found on line at: Indicate that you would like to be considered for Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services.

The Single Point of Access may be reached at (631) 231-3562.

For additional information, please contact us at:

Residential Programs
CN Guidance and Counseling Services
950 South Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville, New York 11801
Tel: (516) 822-6111