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John F. O'Neill
Commissioner
Address:
3085 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Phone: (631) 854-9930

Emergency Services (After 4:30 PM & Weekends, Holidays): (631) 854-9100 

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Department of Social Services

The mission of the Department of Social Services is to provide financial assistance and support services to eligible Suffolk County residents in a cost effective and efficient manner, simultaneously protecting the vulnerable while encouraging their independence and self-sufficiency.

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Apply Online for Services or Check Eligibility

Frequently Asked Questions

Service Centers
(Hours, Directions)

Application/Forms

 
         
  Suffolk County Department of Social Services strongly believes that no one should endure the extreme cold created by the forthcoming weather forecast.
 EMERGENCY SHELTER - If you are homeless and in need of shelter:
  • During Normal Business Hours, Monday – Friday from 8 AM-4:30 PM, please call the Suffolk County Department of Social Services Temporary Housing Assistance Unit at (631) 854-9547. 
  • After 4:30 PM, Monday –  Friday, Weekends, and Holidays, please call the Suffolk County Department of Social Services Emergency Services Unit at (631)854-9100. 
  • In Person - Sheltering assistance is also available at the following Service Centers from Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 3 PM:
 2 South 2nd St
Deer Park
80 Middle Country Road 
Coram
200 Wireless Blvd
Hauppauge
 893 East Main Street
Riverhead

 OUT OF FUEL or in need of an EMERGENCY BURNER REPAIR:
  • During Normal Business Hours, Monday – Friday from 8 AM-4:30 PM, please call the Suffolk County Department of Social Services Home Energy Assistance Program at (631) 853-8820.
  • After 4:30 PM Monday – Friday, Weekends, and Holidays please call the Suffolk County Department of Social Services Emergency Services Unit at (631)854-9100. 
  • In Person - Home Energy/Fuel assistance is also available at the following Service Centers from Monday - Friday 8 AM - 3 PM:
2 South 2nd Street
Deer Park

 200 Wireless Blvd
Hauppauge

893 East Main Street
Riverhead

            

Emergency Information - In the event of specific emergencies, please call:

 
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Social Services Programs

Medicaid, SNAP, HEAP, Temporary Housing, Temporary Assistance, Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, Foster Care, Child Preventative Services, Adoption, Child CareChild Support Enforcement

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Other Suffolk County Services

Veterans, Office for the Aging, Youth Bureau, Women's Services, Minority Affairs

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Civil Service, Department of Labor

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Calendar / Upcoming Events

 

  Donations

Food, Clothes, School Supplies, Furniture

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Other Community Resources 

2-1-1 Long Island, Riverhead, Coram, Smithtown, South WestCommunity Resource Centers          

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Long Island Cares, Island Harvest