Social Services

Contact Us

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

Emergencies (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.

Check eligibility and apply for benefits at myBenefits.ny.gov

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Apply Online for Services or Check Eligibility

Frequently Asked Questions

Service Centers
(Hours, Directions)

Application/Forms

 

Emergency Information

In the event of specific emergencies, please call:
  • Child Abuse Hotline 1 (800) 342-3720
  • Emergency Services (After 4:30 PM & Weekends) (631) 854-9100 
  • Abandoned Infant Information 1 (866) TLC-BABY or 1 (866) 852-2229
  • Adult Protective Intake (631) 854-3195, (631) 854-3196, (631) 854-3197
  • Or, you can always call 911 in any emergency.

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Social Services Programs

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

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Calendar / Upcoming Events

HEAP Open Application period, Homeless Food Drive

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Other Suffolk County Services

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

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Civil Service, Department of Labor

Donations

Food, Clothes, School Supplies, Furniture

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Other Community Resources

2-1-1 Long Island, Riverhead, Coram, Smithtown, South West

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How Do I...?

Report Child Abuse, Report Welfare Fraud, Apply for Medicaid, Apply for SNAP