Corinne Hammons, Chief Executive Officer of Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York (Little Flower), one of the largest and most respected agencies providing critical programs and services to children, families and adults with developmental disabilities in New York City and across Long Island, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI).
HWCLI, established in 1947, serves the interests of poor and vulnerable people on Long Island by convening, representing, and supporting the organizations that serve them by illuminating issues that critically impact them, organizing community and regional responses to their needs, advocacy, research and policy analysis and providing services, information and education.
Little Flower is one of the Long Island organizations working collaboratively with HWCLI to address the needs of the most vulnerable members of our society. “Forging strong partnerships with other Long Island organizations is important to the well-being of those we serve and a priority for Little Flower.” said Corinne Hammons, CEO.
As a board member, Corinne will share her expertise and experiences as steward to HWCLI and in guiding its strategic direction, policy and advocacy positions on behalf of at-risk Long Islanders. “I am honored to join HWCLI Board of Directors and look forward to working with my fellow board members, staff, supporters and the entire HWCLI community to support those at risk and vulnerable members of our community” said Corinne Hammons.
About Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York (www.littleflowerny.org): For 86 years Little Flower has been guided by the mission to provide hope and help to thousands of people every year. In 2015 alone we managed the successful adoption of 59 children into new families, served 858 children in loving foster families, cared for 130 children in the Residential Treatment and Respite Centers, helped 224 children return to their own families, assisted 112 young adults to begin life on their own, provided preventative service to 27 teens in foster care, served 200 young adults in our Bridges to Health Program, and helped 372 adults with developmental disabilities to lead more rewarding lives.