Constituent Services

 

Suffolk County Community Resource Guide 2020 provided by the
State of New York Unified Court System

This guide covers the following resource topic areas within Suffolk County: Aging, Housing, Immigration, Child Welfare Programs, Family Violence Health Providers, Mental Health Providers, Substance Abuse Services, Civil Legal Services, Homelessness, Veterans, Court Alternatives (Mediation Services), Food Insecurity & Basic Necessities, Legal Help During the COVID-19 Health Crisis 

https://www.nycourts.gov/LegacyPDFS/courts/10jd/suffolk/PDF/ResourceGuide.pdf 

 

2021 Suffolk County Directory of Behavioral Health Services: Guide to Services and Supports provided by the Suffolk County Division of Community Mental Hygiene Services

This guide includes information and resources related to mental health services, crisis hotlines, substance use disorder services, Single Point of Access housing, legal services, peer supports, 12-step programs, anger management programs, perinatal mood and anxiety programs, youth services, drop-in centers, disaster resources, vocationally oriented programs, free/low cost medication options, and resources offered in Spanish. 

https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Portals/0/FormsDocs/Health/MentalHygiene/
Suffolk%20County%20Directory%20of%20Behavioral%20Health%20Services_2.16.2021.pdf
 

 

Abbreviated Suffolk County Behavioral Health Resources provided by the Suffolk County Division of Community Mental Hygiene Services

This resource includes a list of websites and numbers to contact various services during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

http://mhaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Suffolk-County-Behavioral-Health-Resources.pdf 

 

Town of Brookhaven Accessibility Guide provided by the Town of
Brookhaven Disability Task Force

Within the accessibility guide the following can be found: a list of organizations (pages 7-8), Town of Brookhaven Programs and Accessible Services (page 22), Emergency Services (page 23), Employment Links (page 24), Disability Links (page 25-26).

https://www.brookhavenny.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1339/Town-of-Brookhaven-Accessibility-Guide-PDF 

 

Brookhaven Town Rental & Mortgage Arrears Program

The Town of Brookhaven is making CDBG-CV funds available for low to moderate income Town of Brookhaven residents with rental or mortgage arrears incurred due to a COVID-19 related loss of income. The Long Island Housing Partnership (LIHP) will administer the program. Funds will cover a maximum of 6 consecutive months of arrears, subject to a cap and are paid directly to the landlord or lender. Funds are limited and will be available on a first-come first-served basis until funds are exhausted.

https://www.lihp.org/brookhavenarrears.html 

 

Town of Brookhaven Division of Women's Services

The programs transition women towards self sufficiency by addressing their social and economic needs as they relate to work, home, and the community. Services include clothing donations, job training, and the career center.

https://www.brookhavenny.gov/316/Women 
Dress for Success https://brookhaven.dressforsuccess.org/ 

 

Suffolk County Women Services

Resources available on the website for topics including abuse and domestic violence, alcohol and drugs, child development, language access plan, nutrition, charitable organizations, youth programs, and S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women. 

https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Elected-Officials/County-Executive/Womens-Services 

 

Suffolk County Department of Labor

The Suffolk County Department of Labor offers job training, job development, placement and supportive services for those who are unemployed, underemployed, and those who receive public assistance in Suffolk County. 

https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Labor 

 

Suffolk County Division of People with Disabilities

The Suffolk County Division of People with Disabilities is responsible for coordinating county services for people with disabilities, developing programs that assist people with disabilities in becoming more self sufficient, advocating for changes to resolve issues facing the disabled, providing information and referrals for County residents with disabilities; and providing specialized services not available through other departments. Their website has a list of important numbers for people with disabilities to reach various services: https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Elected-Officials/County-Executive/People-With-Disabilities/Important-Phone-Numbers 

https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Elected-Officials/County-Executive/People-With-Disabilities

 

United Way LI

United Way of Long Island is not-for-profit that partners with over 100 community organizations to support efforts in improving the health, education and financial stability of Long Island residents. Their website has information about their various programs, scholarships, partnership opportunities and initiatives. 

https://www.unitedwayli.org/# 

 

The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc.

The EOC of Suffolk offers various resources and programs related to the following areas: chronic health care coordination, emergency assistance programs, family development programs, HIV/AIDS/HIV(-) targeted prevention and support, Montauk Child Care, the HUD COC Rapid Rehousing Program, other housing programs, services for people with developmental disabilities, SNUG Violence Prevention, Suffolk County Family Court Children’s Nursery, veterans services through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), Way To Grow Child Care of East Patchogue, Wyandanch Weed and Seed Program and youth & adolescent services

https://eoc-suffolk.com/ 

 

Local food resources:

Long Island Cares:

https://www.licares.org/donate-now/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImY2tpPX57gIVlDizAB1ghA4qEAAYASAAEgLhkfD_BwE 

Long Island Harvest:

https://www.islandharvest.org/ 

 

LGBTQ+ Specific resources: 

Long Island Crisis Center’s Pride for Youth (PFY):

https://longislandcrisiscenter.org/prideforyouth/ 

PFY is a service and an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) young people through age 45. As an organization, they offer services including social events, counseling services, STD/HIV testing, family and individual counseling, and group services.  

LGBTQ Network:

https://lgbtnetwork.org/
 

The LGBT Network is an association of non-profit organizations working to serve the LGBT community of Long Island and Queens: Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY), The Long Island LGBT Community Center (The Center), Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders – Long Island (SAGE-LI), and the Queens LGBT Community Center (Q Center). The organization runs programs for the LGBTQ+ community including counseling services, groups, social events and support services. 

Trevor Project:

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ 1-866-488-7386

LGBTQ+ specific suicide and crisis hotline. The Trevor Project also has numerous informational resources for LGBTQ+ folx, family and friends of LGBTQ+ folx, and allys on their website.

Trans Lifeline:

https://translifeline.org/ 1-877-565-8860

Trans Lifeline is a non-profit organization that offers direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis through peer to peer support.

 

Additional Addiction/Substance Use Resources can be found at:

http://longislandaddictionresourcecenter.org/

 

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At the link below, those who are eligible can apply for assistance to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.

https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance

 

Long Island homebuyers with low, moderate incomes can apply for down payment grants
A nonprofit housing group is inviting Long Island first-time homebuyers with low or moderate incomes to apply for grants of up to $35,000 to cover down payments and repairs.
Community Housing Innovations is accepting applications for the grants, backed by $1 million in funding from the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation.
The grants are available to families with incomes up to about $113,000 for a family of four. Income limits vary according to family size. The funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
To qualify, applicants must attend a free orientation and homebuyer education class, qualify for a mortgage, contribute 3% of the purchase price and be ready to buy within two months of receiving the grant, according to Community Housing Innovations, which has offices in Patchogue and Westchester.
Buyers must live in the one-family house, condominium or co-op for at least 10 years in order to avoid paying back some or all of the grant funds. Slightly more than half the grant funds must be spent on repairs and rehabilitation.
For more information, call Community Housing Innovation at 631-475-6390 or go to https://www.nwsdy.li/grants

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