Find Community Resources

Our staff is here to help you find the resources you and your family need. We have compiled a selection of links to help you find important information and help.


COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC AND ANTIBODY TEST SITES

FOOD ASSISTANCE Island HarvestLong Island Cares

HEALTH INSURANCE Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, Inc.NY State of Health The Official Health Plan MarketplaceOne-on-One Medicare Counseling and Assistance

HOME ENERGY AND COOLING ASSISTANCE HEAP Cooling Assistance HEAP

LEGAL HELP

MENTAL HEALTH / SUBSTANCE ABUSE Brentwood Library Family Center NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support LineResponse Crisis CenterSAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

ONLINE DEFENSIVE DRIVING

PERSONAL SAFETY - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INFORMATION & RESOURCES The National Deaf Domestic Violence HotlineLong Island Against Domestic Violence Suffolk County District Attorney’s OfficeVIBS


COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC AND ANTIBODY TEST SITES

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you

If you think you have or had coronavirus click on the above link to find a test site or call the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

 

FOOD ASSISTANCE

Island Harvest

https://www.islandharvest.org

To find a list of local food pantries click on the above link or call (516) 294-8528.

Representatives are also available to determine if you are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and will help you apply for it. Call (516) 805-1642.

 

Long Island Cares

https://www.licares.org/

To locate a local food pantry or assistance program click on the link above or call (631) 582-3663.

 

HEALTH INSURANCE

 

Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, Inc.

www.coverage4healthcare.org

Medicaid application assistance is available by phone for adults and children who are disabled or blind and anyone over age 65. Call (631) 656-9783 (Press Option 2). For more information click on the above link.

 

NY State of Health The Official Health Plan Marketplace

https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov

The Special Enrollment Period for uninsured New Yorkers ends September 15. Apply for coverage by clicking on the above link or by calling 1-855-355-5777.

 

One-on-One Medicare Counseling and Assistance (must be Medicare eligible) 

Suffolk County RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers from HIICAP (Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program) are available to provide information about Medicare health insurance and benefits, the Extra Help for prescription drugs program and the EPIC program. Email adultprograms@brentwoodnylibrary.org with your name and phone number and someone from RSVP will be in contact with you.

 

HOME ENERGY AND COOLING ASSISTANCE

 

HEAP Cooling Assistance

https://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/#cooling-assistance

Find out if you qualify for a Home Energy Assistance (HEAP) Cooling Assistance Benefit for the purchase and installation of an air conditioner or fan by clicking on the link above or calling 1-800-342-3009.

 

HEAP

https://www.nslawservices.org/post/heap-heap-cooling-and-household-assistance-program

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic New York State has extended the deadline for the submission of Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) applications to August 31, 2020. Learn how to apply by clicking on the link above or calling 1-800-342-3009.

 

LEGAL HELP

 

Nassau Suffolk Law Services

https://www.nslawservices.org/covid-19

Legal information and resources regarding economic relief, family violence, mortgages and foreclosure, nutrition, personal finance, public benefits, renters and evictions,

special education and work and unemployment is available by clicking on the link above. Or call (631) 232-2400 and leave a message and you will receive a call back.

 

MENTAL HEALTH / SUBSTANCE ABUSE

 

Brentwood Library Family Center

https://brentwoodnylibrary.org/services/welcome-family-center

In parntership with the Family Service League, a bilingual social worker is available Mondays from 4:00 through 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am through 5:00 pm for short-term counseling as well as referrals. During the library's temporary closure, social worker assistance is available by phone at (631) 647-0156.

 

NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Line

https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/covid-19-resources.html

The Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency. The HelpLine is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals, who have received training in crisis counseling. Call 1-844-863-9314 or Text HOME to 741741 to reach a Crisis Counselor.

 

Response Crisis Center

https://www.responsecrisiscenter.org/

Counselors are available 24/7 for those in need of support or resources. Click on the link above or call (631) 751-7500.

 

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment

If you have a substance use disorder help is available. Click on the link above or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

 

ONLINE DEFENSIVE DRIVING

 

https://dmv.ny.gov/pirp/online 

Save 10% on your auto insurance for three years and remove up to four points from your driving record by taking a DMV approved online course.

The Empire Safety Council course offers a $10 discount with the code "BPL" www.empiresafetycouncil.com.

 

PERSONAL SAFETY - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INFORMATION & RESOURCES

 

Long Island Against Domestic Violence

https://liadv.org/

Services include a hotline, counseling, court and precinct advocacy, legal assistance, vocational and financial training, as well as shelter. 24/7 hotline available at (631) 666-8833.

 

The National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline

https://thedeafhotline.org

Provides 24/7 support for Deaf, DeafBlind and DeafDisabled callers. Get help by calling the Video Phone at 1-855-812-1001 or by clicking on the above link.

 

Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office

http://www.211li.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/SCDA-Domestic-Violence-Covid-19.jpg.pdf

Regardless of the COVID-19 quarantine, shelter and protection is available for those in an abusive relationship. Click on the link above to get help.

 

VIBS

vibs.org

Provides hotline intervention, counseling, advocacy, court accompaniment, outreach, and community education to the survivors of domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault. Crisis hotline available 24/7 at (631) 360-3606.