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John F. O'Neill
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.

Check eligibility and apply for benefits at

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Apply Online for Services or Check Eligibility

Frequently Asked Questions

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


RFQ No. 15/002 - Request for Qualifications to Provide Shelter Services for Homeless Single Adults – Safe Beds for the Suffolk County Department of Social Services. 
Responses Due Date: August 20, 2015  (Advertised: July 2, 2015)

View RFQ No. 15/002 detail document

View Suffolk County Compliance Form



I need a replacement Client Benefit Insurance Card (CBIC) for Medicaid, Temporary Assistance and/or SNAP. What do I do?

You can now submit a request online for a replacement CBIC card instead of visiting or calling a service center! 

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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



Food, Clothes, School Supplies, Furniture

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Other Community Resources 

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

Find Food Near You

Long Island Cares, Island Harvest

2015 Stand Up For The Homeless Event 

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Event Flyer -Spanish/Espanol