Our staff is here to help you find the resources you and your family need. We have compiled a selection of links to help you find important information and help.
If you think you have or had coronavirus click on the above link to find a test site or call the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.
To find a list of local food pantries click on the above link or call (516) 294-8528.
Representatives are also available to determine if you are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and will help you apply for it. Call (516) 805-1642.
To locate a local food pantry or assistance program click on the link above or call (631) 582-3663.
Medicaid application assistance is available by phone for adults and children who are disabled or blind and anyone over age 65. Call (631) 656-9783 (Press Option 2). For more information click on the above link.
The Special Enrollment Period for uninsured New Yorkers ends September 15. Apply for coverage by clicking on the above link or by calling 1-855-355-5777.
Suffolk County RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers from HIICAP (Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program) are available to provide information about Medicare health insurance and benefits, the Extra Help for prescription drugs program and the EPIC program. Email email@example.com with your name and phone number and someone from RSVP will be in contact with you.
Find out if you qualify for a Home Energy Assistance (HEAP) Cooling Assistance Benefit for the purchase and installation of an air conditioner or fan by clicking on the link above or calling 1-800-342-3009.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic New York State has extended the deadline for the submission of Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) applications to August 31, 2020. Learn how to apply by clicking on the link above or calling 1-800-342-3009.
Legal information and resources regarding economic relief, family violence, mortgages and foreclosure, nutrition, personal finance, public benefits, renters and evictions, special education and work and unemployment is available by clicking on the link above. Or call (631) 232-2400 and leave a message and you will receive a call back.
Upsolve’s free nonprofit tool helps you generate your Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection forms to eliminate crushing debts from medical bills, job loss, predatory loans, and divorce. If you are considering whether bankruptcy protection is right for you, read this article https://upsolve.org/learn/should-i-file-for-chapter-7-bankruptcy/.
Nassau Suffolk Law Services
Look for NSLS staff in court: Attorneys and intake staff available to meet prospective clients in court most days.
Empire Justice Center
Services for tenants who are not eligible for Nassau Suffolk Law Services.
Touro Law School, Senior Citizens Law Program
Services for Suffolk residents age 60+.
In parntership with the Family Service League, a bilingual social worker is available Mondays from 4:00 through 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am through 5:00 pm for short-term counseling as well as referrals. During the library's temporary closure, social worker assistance is available by phone at (631) 647-0156.
The Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency. The HelpLine is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals, who have received training in crisis counseling. Call 1-844-863-9314 or Text HOME to 741741 to reach a Crisis Counselor.
Counselors are available 24/7 for those in need of support or resources. Click on the link above or call (631) 751-7500.
If you have a substance use disorder help is available. Click on the link above or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
Save 10% on your auto insurance for three years and remove up to four points from your driving record by taking a DMV approved online course.
The Empire Safety Council course offers a $10 discount with the code "BPL" .
Services include a hotline, counseling, court and precinct advocacy, legal assistance, vocational and financial training, as well as shelter. 24/7 hotline available at (631) 666-8833.
Provides 24/7 support for Deaf, DeafBlind and DeafDisabled callers. Get help by calling the Video Phone at 1-855-812-1001 or by clicking on the above link.
Regardless of the COVID-19 quarantine, shelter and protection is available for those in an abusive relationship. Click on the link above to get help.
Provides hotline intervention, counseling, advocacy, court accompaniment, outreach, and community education to the survivors of domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault. Crisis hotline available 24/7 at (631) 360-3606.