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Department of
Social Services

Dennis J. Nowak

Acting Commissioner

Address:

 3085 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Ronkonkoma, New York 11779


 (631) 854-9930

Emergency Services (After 4:30 PM & Weekends, Holidays): (631) 854-9100 

Our Mission

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.

Current Events

Cold Weather Information

EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR HOMELESS PERSONS

IN NEED OF SHELTER DURING INCLEMENT WINTER WEATHER:


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.

English Informational Flyer

Spanish Informational Flyer

Programs and Services

Family & Children Services

CPS, Save Haven, Adult Protective Services, Adoption Services, Foster Care, Child Care and more...

Client Benefits Administration

CBA provides financial assistance and service-related programs to economically disadvantaged individuals, many of whom face multiple barriers to economic independence.

Apply Online for Services or Check Eligibility

Prescreen for Programs you may be eligible for. Check Your EBT Balance. Apply for programs.

SWEP

The Suffolk Works Employment Program (SWEP) helps Temporary Assistance applicants and recipients obtain the skills they need to find employment. Once employed, families can receive help with childcare and other work-related expenses.

SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food. SNAP helps low-income working people, senior citizens, the disabled and others feed their families. Eligibility and benefit levels are based on household size, income and other factors.

HEAP

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps low-income people pay the cost of heating their homes.

Temporary Housing Assistance

Persons who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless should apply for assistance at a Social Services Center.

Medicaid

Medical Assistance (MEDICAID) provides essential medical services for persons receiving Public Assistance and other low-income persons.

Report Welfare Fraud

If you believe an individual has received welfare assistance improperly, please take the time to share this information with us.

Report Child Abuse or Maltreatment

The New York State Central Register notifies the local child protective services (CPS) immediately. An investigation will begin with 24 hours. This will usually include a telephone call back to the reporting source to verify the information provided and to begin assessing any risk to the child.

Child Support Enforcement Bureau

The Division locates absent parents, establishes legal paternity for children born outside marriage, establishes/enforces child support orders and monitors collection and disbursement of child support payments.

CBIC Card

Lost a card? Request a Replacement Common Benefit Identification Card (CBIC) here.

SOAR (Shelter Online Attendance Reporting)

A Department of Social Services pilot project. This application is designed to replace the daily phone calls between Department of Social Services Placement personnel and Housing providers to request the previous day’s attendance and room availability at your facility.

Emergency Information

In the event of specific emergencies, please call:

Child Abuse Hotline
1 (800) 342-3720

Emergency Services (After 4:30 PM & Weekends, Holidays)
(631) 854-9100

Abandoned Infant Information
1 (866) TLC-BABY or 1 (866) 852-2229

Adult Protective Intake
(631) 854-3195
(631) 854-3196
(631) 854-3197

In any emergency
911

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Commissioner’s Advisory Council Meeting

3085 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma NY 11779 Mike Jones Conference Room

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Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901