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

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Service Center Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00AM-3:00PM, excluding county holiday closures. Language Services available at all sitesAccess to Services in Your Language: Complaint Form

Phone: (631) 854-9930

Emergencies (After 4:30 PM & Weekends): (631) 854-9100 

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ADA Compliance Officer or People with Disabilities

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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.

General information and telephone numbers can be found in the Directory for Public Access to Social Services Programs. Para el directorio en español, haga clic aquí

To apply for services, call or visit the local center serving your area.


In addition, the New York State website My Benefits is a quick and easy way to find answers to questions about New York State's programs and services.


                                                  Check eligibility and apply for benefits at

Emergency Information

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

Or, you can always call 911 in any emergency.


Latest Updates 

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Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

The purpose of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program is to 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. Click here for more information.

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Non Temporary Assistance Child Care Notice

Effective July 10, 2013, the eligibility guideline for Non Temporary Assistance (NTA) families will be increased from 125% to 150% of the State Income Standard; therefore, to the extent New York State Child Care Block Grant funds are available, the following measures will be implemented: Click for more information or para el documento en Espanol, haga clic aqui.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)            

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the Food Stamp Program. SNAP issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food at authorized retail food stores. Eligibility and benefit levels are based on household size, income, assets and other factors. MyBenefits-SNAP How to Apply Online

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Child Care Providers

Suffolk County encourages Child Care providers to participate in an online interactive checklist quiz to assess what quality improvements can be made related to these goals. Providers can create action plans to incorporate into their own programs, and earn a certificate of recognition after completion of the action plan. Click here for more information

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Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

HEAP is a federally funded program that provides heating benefits to supplement a household's annual energy cost. HEAP also provides emergency assistance for households in a heat or heat related energy emergency. Additionally, HEAP assists with furnace repairs and/or replacements for households with inoperable heating equipment. If you are in receipt of SNAP benefits (formerly known as Food Stamps), you may be eligible for a HEAP benefit. Click here for more information.

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Daniel D. White Fund

In 1939, Daniel D. White, a local Sayville resident, made provisions in his will for a fifty thousand dollar fund of money to assist the poor and needy in Sayville, West Sayville and Bayport. Click here for more information