The Lives We Impact

The Long Island Council of Churches' mission is manifested through our programs, activities and services. A dedicated professional staff works with our volunteer leadership to implement the following:

Our Mission

Critical Donations

Items we most need


"The Long Island Council of Churches unites diverse Christians to work together to improve the well being of Long Islanders and to promote interfaith understanding and cooperation."

The Long Island Council of Churches was formed in 1969 through a merger of the Nassau and Sullfolk County Councils of Churches. Annual membership dues for faith-based and other non-profit organizations are $50/year per organization.

The Long Island Council of Churches (LICC) is the coordinating body for the ecumenical work of churches throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. For over four and one-half decades the LICC has been an effective center for the coordination, referral and assistance for low-to-moderate income Long Islanders. Through our extensive network of social support resources and our ability to mobilize the volunteer and advocacy efforts of nearly 800 faith communities, the LICC is uniquely qualified to respond to the emergency needs of the least fortunate throughout our region.


  • Building community resources
  • Providing emergency food
  • Holding financial forums
  • Building community bridges
  • Workplace training