Community Resources

Updated May 7, 2020

During this uncertain time, many people can feel concerned, anxious and stressed. Ask for help if you need it.

COVID-19 Information

Suffolk County Information Line: 311
(dedicated coronavirus/COVID-19 resources)

STONY BROOK MEDICINE CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

Have symptoms? Free COVID-19 testing: (888) 364-3065
(by appointment only)


For social service agencies in your area: Call 211 or visit 211li.org/cms
(food, paying housing bills, COVID-19 screening tool in multiple languages)

Filing for Medicaid: (855) 355–5777/New York State of Health or (800) 541-2831/Medicaid Helpline

DSS Sanctions: (631) 853-3664
(Department of Social Services)


Support for Those in Abusive Situations

National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233

NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline (24/7): Call (800) 942-6906, text (844) 997-2121 or chat at opdv.ny.go
(confidential, private and secure resources staffed by professionals at the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence)

Adult Protective Services: (631) 854-3232

CHILD ABUSE

  • New York State Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 342-3720
    (to report suspected child abuse)
  • The Safe Center LI: (516) 542-0404
    (information and support for child abuse and domestic violence)

Parenting Support

Family and Children’s Association: (516) 746-0350 (# for Spanish)
(parenting resources)

Emergency Child Care Services for Essential Workers from SCOPE: 311 or visit scopeonline.us/scope-emergency-child-care


Mental Health Services

DASH: (631) 952-3333
(Family Service League’s Diagnostic, Assessment and Stabilization Hub)

New York State HOPEline (24/7): (877) 8-HOPENY (846-7369); text HOPENY (467369)
(support for substance use and problem gambling)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7): (800) 273-8255

SAMHSA (24/7, English and Spanish): (800) 662-4357
(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Office of Mental Health Free Emotional Support Helpline: (844) 863-9314

Response Crisis Center (24/7): (631) 751-7500 (English)/(631) 751-7423 (Spanish)

Mental Health Helpline: (631) 471-7242, ext. 2

Veterans Crisis Line (24/7): (800) 273-8255 (press 1)


Food Assistance

SNAP: myBenefits.ny.gov
(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

WIC: (631) 444-5239 or visit stonybrookmedicine/wic
(Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children)

Island Harvest: (516) 294-8528 or islandharvest.org/find-help/find-a-food-pantry

Long Island Cares/The Harry Chapin Food Bank: licares.org/find-help/food-locator
For emergency aid: Email emergencyresponse@licares.org or call (631) 582-3663


Financial Assistance

Free or Low-Cost WiFi: (800) SAFELINK (723-3546)
(for qualifying individuals)

HEAP: (631) 853-8820
(for assistance paying energy bills)

Mortgage Assistance: (631) 435-4710, email info@lihp.org or visit lihp.org
(Long Island Housing Partnership)

To sign-up for Medicaid or subsidized health insurance: (855) 355–5777/(800) 541-2831 or visit nystateofhealth.ny.gov   

Unemployment: https://applications.labor.ny.gov/IndividualReg


Housing

Illegal Evictions: Call 911
Show the police officer identification, lease or public utility bill with your name and address. If you are unable to get back into your apartment, you should contact the court system at (833) 503-0447.