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Dennis J. Nowak
Acting Commissioner
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.





Inclement winter weather is when the air temperature is at or below 32° F, including windchill.

• During Normal Business Hours, Monday – Friday from 8 AM - 3 PM, please access one of our services centers, see below, click Service Centers.

• After 3 PM, Monday – Friday, Weekends, and Holidays, please call the Suffolk County Department of Social Services of Social Services Emergency Services Unit at (631) 854-9100.

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   Apply Online for Services or Check Eligibility
 Frequently Asked Questions
 Service Centers   Application/Forms
   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



Food, Clothes, School Supplies, Furniture

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Other Community Resources

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


Find Food Near You

Long Island Cares, Island Harvest, Meals Program