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Suffolk County United Veterans’ Vets Place
(Male Veterans Only) Assistance finding affordable housing, training and employment opportunities, mental health assistance, and other necessary services
Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency
Assists veterans and their dependents in processing claims for benefits, discharge, separation papers and tax exemption. Offers information and counseling relating to veterans rights under the law. Areas include pensions, compensation, survivors' benefits, housing, taxes, records and social services. Also offers assistance, with appeals, obtaining medals, filing for DD-214 and referrals to other county, state, and federal agencies. Vocational Rehab testing, evaluation and analysis is offered at this site 2-3 days a month. Transportation provided to VA Medical Center for free. Outreach to homeless veterans.
Suffolk County Women's Bar Association
Promote the advancement of the status of women in society and of women in the legal profession; to promote the fair and equal administration of justice with respect to issues of statewide, national and international significance to women generally and to women attorneys in particular.
Suffolk Division of Community Mental Hygiene
The Division of Community Mental Hygiene Services is the local governmental unit responsible for the coordination and oversight of all community services to persons with alcohol and substance abuse problems, mental illness, mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities.
The Crime Victims Center (CVC) dba Parents for Megan’s Law
Community based not-for-profit. Provides trauma informed, comprehensive bilingual support services to child and adult victims of sexual assault, victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, survivors of homicide, all victims of violent crime and elderly, minor and disabled victims of all crime. The CVC is a NYS Rape Crisis Center and the Suffolk County Crime Victims Center, provides a 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, victim support services, community-based prevention and education programming in schools and community organizations and Megan's Law community and law enforcement support programs. Courtroom and medical appointment accompaniment, criminal justice and family court advocacy, crisis support, and information and referrals for concrete services and medical and legal assistance. Assistance is also provided in applying for compensation for reimbursement for expenses related to crime.
The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island
HWCLI programs include helping Long Islanders enroll in public health insurance and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. HWCLI also educates the public about important tax credits and free tax preparation services, assists high school seniors at four schools with college financial aid applications, and facilitates the Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.
The Mediation Project
A mediator is available to meet with people living in mental health housing to help residents resolve conflicts related to their mental health housing needs. The goal of the program is to help individuals maintain housing. 631-226-3900 x1334
The Retreat, Inc.
Community-based, not-for-profit domestic violence services agency serving the North and South Forks of Long Island since 1987. Assistance includes a local residential shelter for women and children, a 24-hour domestic violence crisis hotline, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy for all victims of domestic violence, programs to engage troubled fathers and other men who may be at risk of committing family violence, and an in-school violence prevention education program. All services are provided free of charge.
Touro Law Breaking Barriers
Help For Those Formerly Incarcerated - Breaking Barriers is a student run service for formerly incarcerated Suffolk County residents who are experiencing problems in reentering society and the workforce. Email:
Touro Law Center Clinical Law Program
Law students assist with interviewing, drafting legal documents, and investigating and developing evidence. Clinics include: Advanced Bankruptcy Clinic, Bankruptcy Clinic, Child Advocacy Clinic, Criminal Defense Clinic, Criminal Prosecution Clinic, Education and Youth Justice Clinic, Immigration Law Clinic, Senior Citizens Law Project, Small Business and Not-for-Profit Law Clinic , Veterans' and Servicemembers' Right Clinic
United Veterans Beacon House
Assistance for veterans with physical disabilities, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, mental health issues and/or alcohol addiction. Assistance to the non-veteran population: homelessness, drug and/or alcohol addiction and job skill/readiness development. Aid includes case Management, transportation for medical visits and appointments, education and job placement programs and services as well as coordination of all mental and emotional counseling.
US Department of Veterans Affairs
The agency provides and administers a range of Veteran Benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to veterans and their families, nationwide. The agency also provides services for individuals or agencies which are affected by Coronavirus.
Veterans Center- Babylon
Provides war trauma psychotherapy and psychotherapy for military sexua ltrauma which occurred while on active duty, counseling to family members of veterans serving during specific periods of war or hostile actions and bereavement counseling for family members.
Veterans Center- Nassau
Veterans in need of individual and family counseling, drug and alcohol counseling, post-traumatic stress disorder counseling, or assistance with entitlements can contact the Veterans resource Center. All services are free to eligible veterans. Significant others are also able to receive some services. Day and evening hours are available.
Veterans Crisis Line
Free, confidential support for Veterans in crisis and their families and friends. Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or text to 838255.
Veterans Justice Outreach
Assistance in matter relating to mental illness and extended incarceration among Veterans to ensure veterans have access to VHA services as clinically indicated. Services include direct outreach, assessment, and case management for justice-involved Veterans in local courts and jails, and liaison with local justice system partners. Contact: or
Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk, Inc. (VIBS)
Assist the survivors of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault; to prevent the incidence of these crimes through education and services; and to raise community awareness of the need for justice and compassion for victims.
WellLife Network Respite
Respite programs provide temporary care to a seriously emotionally disturbed child or adolescent while providing relief to the family. Services may include individual respite, respite groups, community-based respite and therapeutic recreational programs. Respite care may be provided both in-home and out-of-home on an emergency or planned basis.
Women's Bar Association of the State of New York
Focuses on women in society, by advocating for equality and fair treatment of all women. The Association has advocated for changing laws in the areas of domestic violence, in achieving equity in marital dissolution, in achieving fairness in custody decisions, in the initiative against crimes of sexual violence and in the initiative against sexual discrimination in employment.
Wyandanch Certified Behavioral Health Clinic- Federation of Organizations
Wyandanch clinic provides person and family-centered integrated care services to individuals with mental health issues as well as co-occurring substance use disorders, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Serving adults, children, adolescents, veterans and active duty members, regardless of ability to pay, age, income level, housing status, citizenship or language.
Wyandanch Community Resource Center (WCRC)
The Suffolk County Department of Social Services works with the following Community Resource Centers (CRCs) to provide assistance with application and recertification of SNAP, Medicaid, and HEAD (during HEAP season; winter months only). Temporary Assistance clients will be referred to the local DSS Service Centers.
Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County, Inc.
631- 853-5212
Private, not-for-profit legal services organization providing legal representation in Civil, Criminal and Juvenile-related cases. 631- 853-5212 – District Court Office 631-853-4343 – Family Court Office 631-439-2450 – Children’s Law Bureau, 631-852-1650 – Riverhead Office
Long Island Advocacy Center
Long Island Advocacy Center provides information and referral, individual/case advocacy, and represents the legal rights of students attending Public School. In addition, Long Island Advocacy Center provides service coordination and vocational advocacy for adults with disabilities.
Long Island Against Domestic Violence
Legal representation is provided to victims of domestic violence who have not already retained an attorney for matrimonial proceedings. Representation is available for orders of protections, child custody, visitation and child support.
Long Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
24-hour hotline, shelter, precinct outreach project, courtroom advocacy, legal assistance, employment advocacy, community and youth education, and counseling services for adults and children. Bilingual (English and Spanish) services are available for those seeking counseling and in the precincts and courthouse. SCCADV offers a translation service on the 24-hour hotline, which allows trained hotline counselors to communicate with callers in over 100 different languages.
Long Island Coalition for the Homeless
A grassroots local advocacy effort to bring non-profits and other community partners together to unite around the cause of homelessness, seeking to expand and enhance services to meet local needs.
Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence (LICADD)
Prevention Education; Prevention Counseling; Community Education; HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction; Professional Training; Assessment; Treatment Placements; Relapse Prevention Group; Anger Management; Case Management; Planned Family Interventions
Long Island Families Together
Enhance the capacity of families to care for their at-risk child, reducing the risk of hospitalization. The goal is to maintain the child in the home by providing a variety of supports and services to the family for the benefit of the child.
Long Island Housing Services
Activities include counseling, investigation of discrimination in rentals, sales, lending and insurance, including testing, education and facilitating Fair Housing enforcement under federal, state, and local laws, helping to education and alert the public to avoid and report mortgage rescue scams; Tenant’s Rights Counseling geared to improving habitability, treatment, provide referrals and information about resources for various related issues and pre/post Homeownership Counseling. Provides counseling and free legal services for Foreclosure Prevention. Bilingual staff is available.
Long Island Prevention Resource Center
Prevention Education; Community Mobilization; Technical Assistance; Workshops, Trainings and Presentations; Advocacy; Coalition Development. Free
Long Island Problem Gambling Resource Center
Not for profit program, funded by OASAS. Represent the Long Island region (both Nassau & Suffolk), providing treatment and prevention. The program connects both gamblers and their family members to treatment with their own clinical network who are trained in gambling addiction. Also offer financial assistance to help reduce barriers to getting treatment.
Long Island Visitation & Family Services, Inc.
Supervised Visitation Services, Home Evaluation Services
Maternal Wellness Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression
Perinatal mood & anxiety disorders support services
Medicare Rights
A free and independent online reference tool designed to help navigate the world of health insurance.
Mental Hygiene Legal Service
The Mental Hygiene Legal Service (MHLS) is a New York State agency responsible for representing, advocating and litigating on behalf of individuals receiving services for a mental disability. It is the oldest and most comprehensive legal advocacy program for the mentally disabled in the United States. Originally created by the New York State Legislature in 1964 as the Mental Health Information Service to act as the guardian of due process rights for the institutionalized mentally disabled, the agency functioned primarily in an informational and ombudsman capacity. 631-208-5319 or 516-493-3963
Mothers’ Circle of Hope St. Catherine of Siena, Smithtown
Perinatal mood & anxiety disorders support services
Nassau County Bar Association
Membership for private and public sector attorneys, judges, legal educators and law students.
Nassau County Dept. of Housing and Community Development
Section 8 Tenant-Based Vouchers – “Housing Choice Vouchers” Project-Based Vouchers Homeownership Vouchers
Nassau County Office for the Aging
Provides more than 70 programs in the areas of health, counseling, employment, legal services, home care, transportation, nutrition, etc., to improve the quality of life for older persons, as well as advocacy.
Nassau County Veterans Service Agency
The VSA serves veterans as an advocate for compensation, pension, education and training, vocational rehabilitation, and additional benefits for survivors, burial, and hospital care.
National Center for Law and Economic Justice
Assistance for low-income families, individuals, communities, and a wide range of organizations to advance the cause of economic justice. Assistance with legal representation, support, and advice in issues related to: Child Care/ Work Supports, Civil Rights/ Racial Justice, Disability Rights, Health Care/ Health Reform, Low-Wage Workers, Meeting Basic Needs, SNAP (Food Stamps), Fair Administration/ Modernization.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
24/7, 365 days a year. Hotline provides tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence, including crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Support for survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
National network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-800-273-8255; for Spanish speaking – 1-888-628-9454; for Deaf/Hearing Impaired – 1-800-799-4889
New York Bar Association
Development of law, provide education and information to the public, and respond to the demands of the legal profession.
New York Civil Liberties Union
The Suffolk County Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union serves all of Suffolk County. The organization is dedicated to the protection of civil liberties as embodied in the Bill of Rights. Their mission is to defend the constitutional rights of the people we serve through advocacy and involvement in the legislative process, and to educate the community about civil liberties issues.
New York Public Interest Research Group Small Claims Court Action Center
Hotline designed to help people prepare for the Small Claims Court and to empower them to protect themselves and recover losses or damages, such as lost security deposits or broken computers.
New York Sheriff’s Victim Hotline
The New York Sheriffs’ Victim Hotline (VINE) is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes.
New York State Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS)
Provides referrals to attorneys based on law practice specialty. Eligibility: Individuals needing an attorney in 44 counties of New York State Application Process: Call or go online for referral Required Documentation: No documentation initially required Fees: No cost for referral service; attorney referred to will provide a half-hour consultation for no more than $35
New York State Division of Human Rights
Investigates and pursues claims of illegal discrimination in areas such as employment, credit, purchasing or renting a home or commercial space.
New York State Office for New Americans
-Assist in increasing access to English-for-Speakers-of-other-Languages (ESOL) training. -Preparing New Americans for the naturalization process. -Connecting New Americans to business resources -Developing and leveraging the professional skills of New Americans. -Assistance with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) - Reduce exploitation of New Americans by scammers
New York State Office of Victim Services Crime Victim Compensation
Possible assistance with medical bills and counseling expenses; burial and funeral costs; lost wages; and other types of assistance. OVS also provides guidance and support to the network of victim service providers that it funds across New York State.
New York's Utility Project
Assistance for consumers with utility issues such as getting service, preventing shutoffs, filing complaints, finding energy efficiency programs, and applying for assistance with utility bills.
North Fork Housing Alliance, Inc.
Provides help to low and moderate income residents on the North Fork of Eastern Long Island acquire affordable housing. Services offered are as follows: referral assistance and information; mortgage acquisition and foreclosure assistance; housing rehabilitation assistance; subsidized housing assistance; loan/grant application assistance; advocacy and counseling; fair housing law assistance; health, safety violations and code enforcement; weatherization referrals; utility payment assistance; legal referrals.
Office For People With Developmental Disabilities
Supports and services, which include Medicaid funded long-term care services such as habilitation and clinical services, as well as residential supports. In addition to these Medicaid services, OPWDD also provides New York State-funded family support services, which are designed to assist families in providing care for their loved ones who live full-time in their family home, and employment supports, which include ongoing job coaching, job matching, and vocational training.
Office of Mental Health – Long Island Field Office
Inpatient and outpatient programs, emergency, community support, residential and family care programs.
Postpartum Resource Center of New York
Perinatal mood & anxiety disorders support services- Helpline. Free and confidential phone support, moms on call, educational information, healthcare and support group resources, online resource directory
Safe Passage Project
Safe Passage represents unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings, especially those who are eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and/or asylum. They will screen any non-citizen person under the age of 21, and will take on both straightforward and complex immigration cases. Additional criteria: a. Live in NYC- all five boroughs and Long Island, b.Not detained; c. If the child has been pre-screened, children with viable forms of relief; and d. UACs or Juveniles only. No AWCs, unless the adult is under the age of 21 years old.
Salvation Army
The organization provides housing assistance to veterans.
Sepa Mujer (Services for the Advancement of Women)
Community-based not for profit organization assisting Latina immigrant women through education and advocacy, legal rights and leadership skills training, and community organizing. Legal services focused on relief for immigrant survivors of violence, and free legal representation and referrals to support battered immigrant women in leaving abusive relationships.
Social Security Administration
Information regarding Social Security benefits (SSI, SSD, Retirement, Medicare)
Stateside Legal
Legal help for military members, veterans and their families
Statewide Mediator Directory
NYS Court System directory aimed to assist litigants, court staff and others in locating a court-approved mediator. Mediators assist with issues related to Child permanency, commercial matters, family (custody/visitation), matrimonial/divorce, and other matters relating to surrogate's courts and torts.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Locate treatment for Substance Use, Behavioral Health, Buprenorphine Practitioner, Early Serious Mental Illness, Opioid Treatment and Suicide Prevention
Suffolk County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral and Information Service
Suffolk County Children’s SPOA Referral and Information Line
Coordinate the process of linking children with serious emotional disturbance and their families to the services that can assist in meeting their needs. The goal of SPOA is to identify children at highest risk of placement in out-of-home settings; develop appropriate strategies to manage those children in their home communities; and monitor and track progress through Referrals may be made to SPOA for children, age five through 18 years, with a major psychiatric diagnosis who meet the NYS OMH criteria for Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED).
Suffolk County Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services Bureau (APS)
Provides services for persons over 18 who are physically or mentally impaired and who are in a situation where they are harmed or threatened with harm by the actions of themselves or others. This often involves the frail elderly and adults who are physically or mentally disabled, seriously ill or alcohol/substance abusers. Potential clients have no one able or willing to help them meet their essential needs such as food, clothing, shelter, and for medical care.
Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office Victim Services Unit
Assistance to crime victims, their families, and witnesses. Services include assistance with filing for compensation with the New York State Crime Victims Board, assistance with filing Orders of Protection, court and case information, victim advocacy with other private and public agencies, and post-conviction assistance. 631-853-4138 – Central Islip, 631-852-2555 – Riverhead, 631-852-8800 – East End
Suffolk County Office for the Aging
The Suffolk County Office for the Aging is the designated Area Agency on Aging under the Older Americans Act. For over 40 years, Suffolk County Office for the Aging has administered federal, state, and county programs for persons 60 years of age and older. Specific goals for the Office are to develop a comprehensive service system designed to assist persons 60 years of age and older in maintaining maximum independence and dignity, to remove barriers to economic and personal independence, and to provide a continuum of care for the vulnerable elderly. Most importantly, Suffolk County Office for the Aging acts as an advocate on behalf of all Suffolk County senior citizens. Contact the Office for information about the many programs and services offered. Hauppauge: (631) 853-8200 Riverhead (631) 852-1420
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department
The Sheriff’s Office regularly visits senior centers, VFW halls and other community groups to provide emergency medical alert ID cards. The cards contain important information such as their identity, personal doctors, next of kin, medical conditions and medications, and who to contact in case of an emergency. The cards are meant to be carried at all times to assist emergency services personnel in providing the best possible care in the event the individual is unable to communicate their needs and other critical information*. * While the cards may help in an emergency, they cannot be used for official identification purposes since they are only as accurate as the information provided by the applicant.
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office
Provides service of civil protective orders. 631-853-7590 or 631-852-2200
211 Long Island
Free, online directory of health and human service agencies and programs in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem.
ABA Free Legal Answer
Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice clinic. Qualifying users post their civil legal question to their state's website. Lawyers provide information and basic legal advice without any expectation of long-term representation. The purpose of the website is to increase access to advice and information about non-criminal legal matters to those who cannot afford it. There is no fee for the use of the system or for the advice and information provided by the lawyer.
Adelante of Suffolk County, Inc.
The Suffolk County Department of Social Services works with Adelante to provide assistance with application and recertification of SNAP, Medicaid, and HEAD (during HEAP season; winter months only). Supported Housing & Case Management, Representative Payee Program, Nutrition Program For The Elderly, Educational, Career Counseling & Youth Leadership, Family & Youth Services, Housing & Tenant Counseling Services, After School Program
American Bar Association
Provides benefits, programs and services which for members of the legal profession.
An Angel’s Embrace: Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression
Perinatal mood & anxiety disorders support services
Angels for Warriors
Angels for Warriors provides information and guidance about the essential resources available to America's returning warriors and their families. Volunteer lawyers handle various Veterans’ legal issues, including VA benefits, evictions, child support, driver’s license problems, etc. The population served is low and moderate income Veterans, with matters handled pro bono or for a reduced fee.
Association for Mental Health & Wellness Mental Health Helpline
Assistance for those facing chronic and serious mental illness and psychiatric disabilities as well as those experiencing mental health issues for the first time. Focus on serving the special needs of military Veterans, especially those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Bellport Hagerman East Patchogue Alliance (BHEP)
The Suffolk County Department of Social Services works with the following Community Resource Centers (CRCs) to provide assistance with application and recertification of SNAP, Medicaid, and HEAD (during HEAP season; winter months only). Temporary Assistance clients will be referred to the local DSS Service Centers.
Bellport, Hagerman, East Patchogue Alliance
631-286-9236, ext. 13
Housing counseling
Brighter Tomorrows, Inc.
Assistance for survivors of domestic violence through the provision of safe housing, supportive counseling, and legal advocacy services on Long Island. Clients are provided with ongoing support services and referrals while they attend degree programs or vocational training and seek out permanent employment and housing. In addition to our shelter services, Brighter Tomorrows offers individual and group counseling in a non-residential setting and staffs a 24-hour crisis hotline. Brighter Tomorrows also works within the criminal justice system, providing bilingual advocacy to survivors of domestic violence in Family, District, Integrated Domestic Violence, Felony Youth, and Human Trafficking Courts, as well as piloting a therapeutic re-entry program for women who have been incarcerated.
Bureau of Prescription Health
The Medicine Program assists patients who cannot afford to pay for prescription medication. This program is used when a consumer is unable to pay for medications, pending Medicaid approval. There are also some pharmaceutical companies that offer free medications to low-income families. They require a doctor’s consent and proof of your financial status. Depending on what your insurance covers, you may be able to apply.
Catholic Charities - Housing Department
Provides seniors who meet income guidelines with the opportunity for safe and affordable housing and access to a supportive network of services. Fee: Rents vary by site. For some sites, rent is calculated as a percentage of the resident's income. Other sites have fixed rent. Eligibility: Seniors 62 years and older who meet income guidelines are eligible.
Catholic Charities - Immigration and Refugee Resettlement
The Catholic Charities Department of Immigration Services offers legal consultations and representation to documented and undocumented newcomers regarding their immigration status.
Catholic Charities TFH
"Teaching Family Homes (TFH) TFH provides a family-like residential environment for children. A specially trained live-in couple teaches the skills necessary for the children to live successfully in a family, attend school, and live productively in the community. With continuous training and supervision, a therapeutic environment is maintained which allows for treatment and “family style” living. Emphasizes working closely with the child’s family to facilitate family reunification upon discharge." 516-634-0014 x129
Center for Prevention & Outreach
Prevention Education; Prevention Counseling; Referral Information For Stonybrook Student, Faculty & Staff of the State University at Stony Brook. Free to Stonybrook Students
Center for Restorative Practices, Inc. (Hope for Youth)
The Center for Restorative Practices, Inc. has a central mission to break the “School-to-Prison Pipeline” and reduce Disproportionate Minority representation in the juvenile justice system. They are advocates, advisors, and trainers in Restorative Justice, Restorative Practices and Non-violent Communication. These approaches and skills constitute effective viable alternatives to: incarceration, residential placement, school suspensions and expulsions.
Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN)
Currently offer a variety of legal services in both affirmative and defensive cases, including initial and renewal requests for temporary protected status (TPS) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), green card renewals, naturalization, adjustment of status, family petitions, unlawful presence waivers, special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS), among others. Assistance with: Pathway to Citizenship, Refugee Child Unit, Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status,
Community Development Corporation
Assists low and moderate income families by: promoting job creation through economic development; promoting housing development and housing rehabilitation by providing assistance to help organizations in low and moderate income areas improve their neighborhoods; offering professional career opportunities for innovative housing and community development efforts; enhancing public awareness of fundamental housing issues and needs of low and moderate income families; maintains a community development department that provides loans to qualifying small businesses and loans/grants to economically disadvantaged persons wishing to start or expand their businesses. 631-471-1215 ext. 0133
Crisis Text Line
Text “MHFA” to 741741
Department of Social Services - Nassau
Emergency After Hours- Provides aid to eligible recipients through the Family Assistance, Safety Net, Day Care, Employment, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called food stamps), Medicaid and Home Energy Assistance Programs. Establishes initial child support obligation of a legally responsible individual through the Family Court, collecting support payments, enforcing and modifying existing support orders.
Department of Social Services - Suffolk
Emergency After Hours- Medicaid, SNAP, HEAP, Temporary Housing, Temporary Assistance, Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, Foster Care, Child Preventative Services, Adoption, Child Care, Child Support Enforcement
Disaster Distress Hotline
24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
Domestic Violence Law Project at VIBS
Legal representation is provided to victims of domestic violence in obtaining Orders of Protection, child custody, divorce, housing and public benefits.
EAC, Inc. Court Appointed Special Advocate Programs
Assist family courts in reaching best interest determinations so that these children may live in homes that are safe, nurturing, and provide the permanency children require for a wholesome life.
EAC, Inc. Long Island Dispute Resolution Centers
The Long Island Dispute Resolution Center (LIDRC) is a conflict resolution program that helps individuals, families, business, and the community at large resolve disputes.
EAC, Inc. Project Access
Assistance for non-custodial parent interested in visitation and financially supporting their children and being part of their lives in meaningful, responsible ways. Services to families include a combination of mediation, counseling, education, development of parenting plans, and visitation enforcement through supervised visitation, and monitored child exchange.
EAC, Inc. Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center
Assistance for child victims of physical and sexual abuse. Coordinated response to child abuse allegations, support and protection for children, non-offending parents and other family members. Referrals, accompaniment to court, offering much needed emotional support to the child and families and assistance in completing forms for Crime Victims Board reimbursement. Peer support group for child victims and their non-offending parents called the Kids 2 Kids program.
EAC, Inc. Supervised Visitation Program
Supervised Visitation provides supervision for visits between parents and children when the court feels that unsupervised access may be dangerous and harmful to the child. Families are directed to the program through a court order. Non-custodial parents and their child(ren) generally visit once per week for an hour at EAC Network facilities. Off-site supervision is also available if directed by the court. Program staff monitors visits and provide reports to the court on the progress of visits. Parents also receive help in improving parenting skills, learning appropriate play behavior and help in developing positive relationships with their children. Visiting hours are scheduled for evenings and weekends, in Ronkonkoma.
Eastern Suffolk BOCES Student Assistance Service
Suffolk County. Prevention Counseling (Groups); Referrals; Relapse Prevention Group; Parent Education; Bilingual Services; Prevention Education; Community Education
Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk
Provide supportive services grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives who will coordinate or provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families who are residing in permanent housing, are homeless and scheduled to become residents of permanent housing within a specified time period, or after exiting permanent housing, are seeking other housing that is responsive to such very low-income veteran family's needs and preferences. 631-289-2124 x 111
Empire Justice Center
Impact litigation, policy advocacy on behalf of the rights of low-income New Yorkers, work on issues concerning immigrants’ rights, public benefits, the rights of people with disabilities, mortgage foreclosure, and access to government programs for people with limited English proficiency. Provide information and representation to people, particularly in the area of public benefits, but also with regard to various other issues affecting low-income Long Islanders. Provide referrals to people with mortgage foreclosure and housing issues, and anticipate hiring staff to do immigration work in the near future. Advocacy around language access and other issues, and offer community trainings in a number of areas, particularly concerning immigrants’ rights.
Family & Children’s Association- Nassau
Addiction Prevention, Treatment & Recovery, Family Education & Support, Children’s Mental Health, Senior & Adult Services, and Residential Care
Family & Children’s Association- Suffolk
Family Peer Support Services Family Peer Support Service (FPSS) programs enhance the capacity of families to care for their at-risk child, reducing the risk of hospitalization. The goal is to maintain the child in the home by providing a variety of supports and services to the family for the benefit of the child.
Family Service League
Addiction Services & Treatment, Children’s Services, Training & Employment, Family & Community Support, Housing & Homeless Services, Mental Health & Integrated Care, Senior & Caregiver Services, Trauma & Crisis Counseling Community Crisis Action Team (C-CAT) Counseling assistance for those affected by COVID19. Free Crisis Response services for those working in long-term care facilities. Call Robin @ 631-591-7580 or Free Family Center Counseling Referrals to: Health & Social Services, Child Development Specialists, Child Care Services, Financial Assistance, Food, Clothing, Equipment Resources, Housing & Utility Assistance, Immigration & Residency Information, and English as a Second Language Programs Call Veronica @ 631-585- 9393 x559 Diagnostic, Assessment, and Stabilization Hub (DASH) 24/7 crisis care at a community-based program available to Suffolk residents who struggle with mental health and substance use disorders. Assessments, counseling, and care management intervention is available for children 5 years or older, adolescents, and adults. Call Hotline @ 631-952-3333 Caregiver Support & Education Program open to caregivers throughout Suffolk County. Caregivers learn new coping skills for stress, gain a better understand of their role, and help to secure resources that may be available. Free educational sessions offered. Zoom sessions available. - Eastern Suffolk 631- 369-0104 (east of Route 112) - Western Suffolk 631-724-6300 or
Family Service League- Suffolk
Addiction Services, Children and Youth Programs, Children With Autism, Early Childhood, Family Mental Health and Counseling, Family Support Services, Housing and Homeless Services, Integrated Health Care, Senior Services, Technology and Employment, Trauma and Crisis Counseling, Veterans Assistance
Forensic Supported Housing
Supported housing with additional supports for adults being released from prison or adults being discharged from Pilgrim Psychiatric Hospital with a prison history.
FSL - Children And Parents Together (CAPT)
Advocacy program serving parents who have a mental illness and their pre-school children who are at risk of developing an emotional disturbance. CAPT provides a therapeutic nursery, social and recreational programs for the children and parents, case management and crisis intervention.
FSL Parent to Parent Program
Family Peer Support Services Family Peer Support Service (FPSS) programs enhance the capacity of families to care for their at-risk child, reducing the risk of hospitalization. The goal is to maintain the child in the home by providing a variety of supports and services to the family for the benefit of the child.
Therapeutic recreation for children ages seven to 14 with serious emotional disturbances using group interventions, education and skill building. Program runs in Bay Shore, Bellport, and Riverhead.
FSL- Family Connect
Short-term crisis intervention, respite linkages, support, information, referral and advocacy to children and youth with or at risk of developing serious emotional and behavioral challenges and their families. 631-647-3100 x620
Good Samaritan Hospital
Perinatal mood & anxiety disorders support services
Haven House/ Bridges, Homeless Prevention Program
Assistance with housing, training and guidance to homeless families, single mothers and their young children, as well as individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. HHB’s programs include emergency housing shelters and The Village.
Health Care Bureau
Provide assistance: - Challenging health insurers that won't cover provider costs - Navigate the complex health care system - Identify health care organizations that have fraudulent, misleading or deceptive practices - Provide outreach to educate New Yorkers about their health care rights
Heat Complaints: Nassau
Nassau County Health Department only regulates heat for rental residential dwellings. After Hours and Weekends Emergencies: (516) 742-6154
Heat Complaints: Suffolk
If you are out of home heating fuel or in need of an emergency burner repair. Please call the Suffolk County Department of Social Services. 8am-4pm - Monday to Friday – Please call the SC DSS Home Energy Assistance Program at (631) 853-8820. After 4:30pm, Weekends & Holidays Please call the SC DSS Emergency Services Unit, at (631) 854-9100.
Housing Help
Housing Help Inc. provides one-on-one counseling and hosts seminars and workshops at local community centers and churches to assist: Tenant Resource Program provides rental listings and agency referrals, First-Time Home Buyers buying a home, Homeowners prevent and manage the Process of Foreclosure, Management of Finances, Debt and Credit, Senior Housing and Tax Program, Student Loan Debt and Tenants and Landlords education.
Huntington Opportunity Resource Center (HORC)
The Suffolk County Department of Social Services works with the following Community Resource Centers (CRCs) to provide assistance with application and recertification of SNAP, Medicaid, and HEAD (during HEAP season; winter months only). Temporary Assistance clients will be referred to the local DSS Service Centers.
LawHelp NY
Information on legal rights, free legal aid offices, going to court, and other self help information for low income people in New York State.