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Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals and/or groups to ensure that they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible and that organizations within the established service delivery system meet the collective needs of the community; that attempt to marshal public support for a particular issue or cause; or that seek to influence legislation, local ordinances or administrative rulings in order to benefit specific interest groups or achieve specific social, political or environmental goals.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
ADVOCACYAssist individuals in obtaining benefits and ensuring protection of rights regarding tenant rights, public benefits, treatment rights and other issues that affect individual freedom.SuffolkADVOCACYHANDS ACROSS LONG ISLAND, INC.
ADVOCACY PROGRAMProvides information and referral and advocacy service to all of Brookhaven concerning problems with taxes, shelter, emergency services, utilities, etc.SuffolkADVOCACY PROGRAMBELLPORT, HAGERMAN, EAST PATCHOGUE ALLIANCE, INC.
COMMUNITY ADVOCACY, INFORMATION AND REFERRAL (C.A.I.R.)/BAY SHOREProvides free walk-in or phone-in help for individuals and families experiencing a wide variety of needs, such as temporary emergencies for food, utility shutoffs, potential loss of housing or other essential resources. Offers community advocacy, supportive counseling and linkage to other Family Service League programs, as well as government and community agencies.SuffolkCOMMUNITY ADVOCACY, INFORMATION AND REFERRAL (C.A.I.R.)/BAY SHOREFAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE, INC.
COMMUNITY ADVOCACY, INFORMATION AND REFERRAL (C.A.I.R.)/HUNTINGTON STATIONProvides free walk-in or phone-in help for individuals and families experiencing a wide variety of needs, such as temporary emergencies for food, utility shutoffs, potential loss of housing or other essential resources. Offers community advocacy, supportive counseling and linkage to other Family Service League programs, as well as government and community agencies.SuffolkCOMMUNITY ADVOCACY, INFORMATION AND REFERRAL (C.A.I.R.)/HUNTINGTON STATIONFAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE, INC.
COMMUNITY ADVOCACY INFORMATION AND REFERRAL (C.A.I.R.)/MASTICProvides free walk-in or phone-in help for individuals and families experiencing a wide variety of needs, such as temporary emergencies for food, utility shutoffs, potential loss of housing or other essential resources. Offers community advocacy, supportive counseling and linkage to other Family Service League programs, as well as government and community agencies.SuffolkCOMMUNITY ADVOCACY INFORMATION AND REFERRAL (C.A.I.R.)/MASTICFAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE, INC.
COMMUNITY ADVOCACY, INFORMATION AND REFERRAL (C.A.I.R.)/RIVERHEADProvides walk-in or phone-in help for individuals and families experiencing a wide variety of needs, such as temporary emergencies for food, utility shutoffs, potential loss of housing or other essential resources. Offers community advocacy, supportive counseling and linkage to other Family Service League programs, as well as government and community agencies.SuffolkCOMMUNITY ADVOCACY, INFORMATION AND REFERRAL (C.A.I.R.)/RIVERHEADFAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE, INC.
COMMUNITY LEGAL ADVOCATES OF NEW YORKProvides free and low cost civil legal services to residents of Long Island. Legal areas of practice include immigration, benefits advocacy, wills, power of attorney and other legal issues.NassauCOMMUNITY LEGAL ADVOCATES OF NEW YORKCOMMUNITY LEGAL ADVOCATES OF NEW YORK
DOWN SYNDROME ADVOCACY FOUNDATIONDedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome through advocacy and supporting inclusion within schools, communities, and the work place.SuffolkDOWN SYNDROME ADVOCACY FOUNDATIONDOWN SYNDROME ADVOCACY FOUNDATION
HEMPSTEAD EOCProvides support services and advocacy to low income Nassau County residents. facilities access to health care and related services for pregnant women, mothers and infants. Offers Career Path TANF employment services (CPTE) and Displaced Homemakers program(DHP). Provides job training workshops, job referrals, resume writing and job replacement. Assists clients in obtaining needed services, housing assistance and court advocacy. Makes education referrals for GED, adult education and ESOL classes. Provides support for the elderly, undocumented residents and emergency assistance for families. Youth services include Head Start, enrichment, sports, leadership and prevention programs.NassauHEMPSTEAD EOCECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
INCLUSIVE SPORTS AND FITNESSOffers children wellness activities, sports instruction and physical fitness training based on neuroscience principles. Conducts a comprehensive evaluation, utilizes technology-based activities and an integrated approach to facilitate information processing, improve motor skills and personal growth. Promotes advocacy for the inclusion of all children to participate in sports and recreational programsSuffolkINCLUSIVE SPORTS AND FITNESSINCLUSIVE SPORTS AND FITNESS
IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS OF AMERICAAdvocates on behalf of veterans who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Supports veterans in health, education, employment and building a lasting community for vets and their families.IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS OF AMERICAIRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS OF AMERICA
JUNIOR/SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM-MENTAL HEALTHProvides meaningful volunteer opportunities for people who are in recovery from mental illness. Through the principals of peer support and self-help, companions strive to improve the quality of life for others receiving mental health services. The companions are placed in approximately 25 locations including adult homes, nursing homes and also private homes and spend time socializing, sharing wellness tools and providing companionship. This program not only offers volunteer opportunities but it is a pre-vocational program which offers weekly trainings and skill building activities to enhance abilities and readiness for gainful employment.SuffolkJUNIOR/SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM-MENTAL HEALTHFEDERATION OF ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE NEW YORK STATE MENTALLY DISABLED, INC.
LONG ISLAND YOUTH FOR CHRISTProvides the Christian message of hope, forgiveness and love to teenagers from all denominations and backgrounds. LIYFC trains and motivates young people to be leaders and positive examples among their peers. Mobilizes church youth to service projects and individual acts of caring and love. Serves all of Long Island. Newsletter and Agency Brochure available.SuffolkLONG ISLAND YOUTH FOR CHRISTLONG ISLAND YOUTH FOR CHRIST
NEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, NASSAU CHAPTERServes individuals, both in and out of court, who live or work in Nassau County and whose constitutional rights have been violated by government officials, at any level.Takes all valid First Amendment cases involving freedom of speech, religion, press or protest. In the areas of due process, privacy and equal protection, only takes cases to overturn unfair laws, rules or policies. As the local presence of the American Civil Liberties Union, publishes the NYCLU Nassau Newsletter, booklets on job rights, students rights and civil liberties in general, offers other educational material, and maintains a Speakers Bureau that gives presentations to students and community groups.NassauNEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, NASSAU CHAPTERNEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, NASSAU CHAPTER
NEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION SUFFOLK COUNTY CHAPTERProtects the constitutional rights of the people through advocacy and involvement in the legislative process and educates the community about civil liberties issues.SuffolkNEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION SUFFOLK COUNTY CHAPTERNEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION SUFFOLK COUNTY CHAPTER
OFFICE OF THE FLOOD INSURANCE ADVOCATEThe Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate advocates for the fair treatment of policyholders and property owners by providing education and guidance on all aspects of the National Flood Insurance Program. If your have utilized existing resources(insurance agent, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) insurance company and/or the NFIP Help Center and are still frustrated and confused, request assistance from the Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate on the issue you have been unable to resolve. Visit the OFIA's webpage at www.fema.gov/flood-insurance-reform-flood-insurance-advocate where your may submit questions and inquiries via the "Ask a Question" Link. An Advocate Representative will respond as soon as possible with additional information on how the questions or concerns will be handled. Online questionnaire only.OFFICE OF THE FLOOD INSURANCE ADVOCATEFEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
PARENT LEADERSHIP INITIATIVEFifteen week parenting course designed to prepare participants from diverse backgrounds to take on leadership roles in their communities. Provides retreats, workshops and a practicum to empower participants. No cost meals and child care provided. Call for meeting times.SuffolkPARENT LEADERSHIP INITIATIVECHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC.
PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS - LONG ISLAND CHAPTERProvides support for families and friends of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals through a speakers bureau, educational workshops, advocacy and support. Check hotline for exact time, date, and location of meetings.NassauPARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS - LONG ISLAND CHAPTERPARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS - LONG ISLAND CHAPTER
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food and holiday assistance to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.SuffolkPARISH OUTREACHASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details. St. Vincent De Paul Conference.NassauPARISH OUTREACHCHURCH OF ST. CHRISTOPHER
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.SuffolkPARISH OUTREACHMOST HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within the Manorhaven area. Check with parish coordinator for details.NassauPARISH OUTREACHOUR LADY OF FATIMA CHURCH
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details. Also offers telephone outreach, spiritual assistance and bereavement counseling.NassauPARISH OUTREACHOUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing and holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.NassauPARISH OUTREACHST. AGNES CATHEDRAL
PARISH OUTREACHProvides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details. Call for dates and times. Job referrals offered.NassauPARISH OUTREACHST. ALOYSIUS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living in East Northport. Check with parish coordinator for details. Also offers handicapped van for transportation.SuffolkPARISH OUTREACHST. ANTHONY OF PADUA ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH/EAST NORTHPORT
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Call office for details.NassauPARISH OUTREACHST. BARNABAS THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.SuffolkPARISH OUTREACHST. ELIZABETH ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, or holiday assistance, through St. Vincent De Paul Society Conference to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.SuffolkPARISH OUTREACHST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
PARISH OUTREACHProvides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Other services are also available. Check with parish coordinator for information.NassauPARISH OUTREACHST. IGNATIUS LOYOLA PARISH
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides emergency services, such as non-perishable food and holiday food baskets, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.NassauPARISH OUTREACHST. JOACHIM R.C. CHURCH
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Also gives assistance with providing furniture, medicine, fuel, etc. Thrift Shop located at 19 Ocean Avenue, behind OLQA School. Check with parish coordinator for details.SuffolkPARISH OUTREACHST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH/CENTER MORICHES
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.SuffolkPARISH OUTREACHST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH/RIVERHEAD
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food pantry, transportation, bus vouchers, and advocacy with DSS and Social Security, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.SuffolkPARISH OUTREACHST. LAWRENCE THE MARTYR ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to anyone living within parish boundaries(Sound Beach, Miller Place, Mount Sinai). Check with parish coordinator for details.SuffolkPARISH OUTREACHST. LOUIS DE MONTFORT CHURCH
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for detailsNassauPARISH OUTREACHST. MARTIN OF TOURS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH-BETHPAGE
PARISH OUTREACHProvides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.SuffolkPARISH OUTREACHST. MATTHEW ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
PARISH OUTREACHProvides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.SuffolkPARISH OUTREACHST. PATRICK'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH-SMITHTOWN
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.NassauPARISH OUTREACHST. RAPHAEL PARISH
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Services may include specialty programs. Check with parish coordinator for details.NassauPARISH OUTREACHST. ROSE OF LIMA PARISH
PARISH OUTREACHProvides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.SuffolkPARISH OUTREACHSTS. PHILIP AND JAMES ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
PARISH OUTREACHProvides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as a food pantry, gas cards, supermarket gift cards, holiday food baskets, school supplies for Pre-K-12th grade, rides to shopping and doctor appointments and help with blood drives and clothing distribution. Services are limited to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.SuffolkPARISH OUTREACHTHE CHURCH OF ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON
PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.PARISH OUTREACHTHE PARISH OF THE HOLY CROSS
PARISH SERVICESParish services provide a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.NassauPARISH SERVICESOUR LADY OF MERCY PARISH
PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRIESProvides information and referral, emergency food pantry, financial assistance, informal counseling, transportation, clothing, AIDS ministry, employment referrals, Rainbows for All God's Children, advocacy, crisis intervention, and substance abuse counseling.SuffolkPARISH SOCIAL MINISTRIESST. MARY'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF EAST ISLIP
PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.SuffolkPARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYGOOD SHEPHERD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYProvides emergency services, such as food, clothing, or holiday assistance, to community members. Also helps with social problems, such as mental illness or drug abuse. Check with parish Director for details and information.NassauPARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYNOTRE DAME ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYOffers assistance to those living within parish boundaries with food from the food pantry, advocacy, referrals and information for services such as utilities, Department of Social Services, healthcare, transportation, tax information, government services and senior advocacy.SuffolkPARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYOUR LADY OF GRACE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYAs a Parish Social Ministry serves and supports the hurting community, and raises the Community's awareness of issues of social justice. Provides food pantry, advocacy, counseling and temporary financial aid. Referrals accepted, appointments, walk ins and calls also accepted.NassauPARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYST. BERNARD'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYProvides emergency services such as food, clothing, limited financial aid, and holiday assistance. Provides ongoing support through the following ministries: Ministry of Consolation Sick and Homebound Support to Our Elderly Counseling Career Transition Social Justice and Peace craft club that makes and donates afghans, quilts, baby blankets and lap-robes. Call the Parish Social Ministry Office for further information.NassauPARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYST. MARY'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYOffers a thrift shop, food pantry, job bank, advocacy, case management and information and referral. Call for more information.NassauPARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYST. PETER OF ALCANTARA ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
PAUMANOK BICYCLING ADVOCACYUmbrella organization composed of a federation of 5 bicycle clubs of Long Island that fosters growth and development of its members through organized races and social events in the sport of cycling on Long Island. Also promotes healthy and safe bicycling. Call or visit the website for additional information.NassauPAUMANOK BICYCLING ADVOCACYPAUMANOK BICYCLING ADVOCACY
PERSONS IN NEED OF SUPERVISION-NASSAUProvides an education specialist who serves on the PINS Diversion Team which reviews and assesses if the child has a school problem that requires further intervention, an education advocate will then negotiate, mediate or represent on the student's behalf.NassauPERSONS IN NEED OF SUPERVISION-NASSAULONG ISLAND ADVOCACY CENTER, INC.
PERSONS IN NEED OF SUPERVISION-SUFFOLKProvides an education specialist who serves on the PINS Diversion Team, which reviews and assesses. If the child has a school problem that requires further intervention, an education advocate will then negotiate, mediate or represent on the student's behalf.SuffolkPERSONS IN NEED OF SUPERVISION-SUFFOLKLONG ISLAND ADVOCACY CENTER, INC.
PET PEEVES, INC.Serves as the umbrella organization supporting the animal shelters, pet rescue groups, humane education programs and pet therapy programs.NassauPET PEEVES, INC.PET PEEVES, INC.
POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE FOUNDATION-THE LONG ISLAND CHAPTERRaises awareness about Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and the PKD Foundation on a local level. In addition to offering support and information, promotes ways to raise funding to advance research and education. Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7pm in either Nassau County or Suffolk County. Visit website for schedule and location of meetings.SuffolkPOLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE FOUNDATION-THE LONG ISLAND CHAPTERPOLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE FOUNDATION-THE LONG ISLAND CHAPTER
PREVENTIVE SERVICES-WEST HEMPSTEADProvides services to prevent out of home placement for children whose families are referred by Nassau County DSS.. Outreach services include assessment of family concerns, intensive counseling, clinical services including individual and family therapy, referral to other necessary agencies, advocacy, parent education/groups, social/educational activities for the whole family.NassauPREVENTIVE SERVICES-WEST HEMPSTEADMERCYFIRST
PROJECT ALSAn advocacy group that raises public awareness and funds for effective treatments and a cure for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Direct monies raised to ALS researchers worldwide.PROJECT ALSPROJECT ALS
PROTECT ALLERGIC KIDS (PAK)Protect Allergic Kids (PAK) is a nonprofit arganization and support group that provides a wealth of information on food allergies, anaphylaxis and allergic diseases including Eosinophilic disorders and Celiacs. The PAK program is available to parents, caregivers, teachers and anyone who knows a child affected by these medical conditions. Topics will be discussed including: how to recognize an allergic reaction, safe practices and support at school for food-allergic children, explanation of various food-allergic diseases and resources such as allergen-free foods and books. Offers Speakers Bureau for Schools, libraries, Daycare Centers, etc.SuffolkPROTECT ALLERGIC KIDS (PAK)PROTECT ALLERGIC KIDS (PAK)
PSYCHIATRIC HOME CAREProvides comprehensive mental health services to patients in their own homes. Offers specialized programs for patients of various ages. Arranges for other services for patients as needed and advocates for patients/families. Provides evaluation with feedback to medical doctor or treatment team, medication administration/education, behavior modification, general health/nutrition status assessment. Functions as a School Net Program.NassauPSYCHIATRIC HOME CARELONG ISLAND JEWISH CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AGENCY
PUBLIC AFFAIRSWorks to ensure that women, men and teenagers have access to reproductive health services by encouraging federal and state planning programs advocates public policies and legislation that maintain a woman's right to choose from a full range of reproductive health services, safely, legally and privately promotes comprehensive age appropriate sexuality education in the schools and supports parents, schools and community groups in their efforts to educate members of their families and communities.NassauPUBLIC AFFAIRSPLANNED PARENTHOOD OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
PUBLIC POLICYProvides advocacy on behalf of people with mental illnesses. Supports the humane mental health legislation, and organizes grass roots action. Advocates issues such as: ending discrimination, and eradicating the stigma of mental illness. Call for further information or check the website.NassauPUBLIC POLICYMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
RAPE CRISIS PROGRAM AND VICTIM SERVICESProvides victim services for adult rape and child victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence victims, such as criminal justice advocacy,24 hour crisis intervention counseling and support services.Assistance obtaining an order of protection, medical and courtroom accompaniment reimbursement for expenses related to the crime and referrals for social services.RAPE CRISIS PROGRAM AND VICTIM SERVICESPARENTS FOR MEGAN'S LAW
REGIONAL ENRICHMENT AGENCY OF COMMACK/HALF HOLLOW HILLS CYAProvides recreational, educational, employment and counseling programs for youth ages 10-21 in the school districts of Half Hollow Hills and Commack. Each regionally organized CYA develops programs based on needs of respective school districts and neighborhoods. Also provides preschool for 3 and 4 year olds for Half Hollow Hills School District Before and After preschool call for information.SuffolkTOWN YOUTH BUREAUTOWN OF HUNTINGTON
RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM-SAFE HARBORProvides emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence. Also provides individual and group counseling, parenting skills workshops, employment services, legal and housing and social services advocacy. Additional services available upon need.SuffolkRESIDENTIAL PROGRAM-SAFE HARBORL.I. AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, INC.
RESOLVE/NORTHEAST REGIONProvides support and information to people who are experiencing infertility and increases awareness of infertility issues through public education and advocacy.RESOLVE/NORTHEAST REGIONRESOLVE: THE NATIONAL INFERTILITY ASSOCIATION
RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN PROGRAMSProvides information, referral, advocacy, training and support for parents and professionals seeking programs and services for special needs children age birth to 26 with learning, developmental, emotional or physical disabilities. Can act as case manager if needed. Provides training and technical assistance on educational issues. Maintains database on special needs services in New York City region. Publishes directories, including a Comprehensive Directory and Directory of Camps and Summer programs. Designated a Parent Training and Information Center by the United States Department of Education.RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN PROGRAMSRESOURCES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, INC.
RESURRECTION PARISH OUTREACHAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.SuffolkRESURRECTION PARISH OUTREACHCHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION
RIVERHEAD CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTERAssists claimants who are unable to work due to work-related injury or disease in obtaining medical benefits and partial income. Staff includes claims, rehabilitation and social services.RIVERHEAD CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTERNEW YORK STATE WORKERS COMPENSATION BOARD-LONG ISLAND DISTRICT OFFICE
RIVERHEAD FAMILY DEVELOPMENTAssists individuals in recognizing obstacles in their lives, developing personal goals and the skills to achieve those goals. Provides opportunities for individuals to experience personal growth, manage conflicts between family and employment demands and strengthen family relationships. Assists individuals in improving job skills, expanding problem solving abilities, master budgeting skills and time management.SuffolkRIVERHEAD FAMILY DEVELOPMENTECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL (EOC) OF SUFFOLK, INC.
ROCKVILLE CENTRE-LAKEVIEW EOCSupport services for basic needs and advocacy to low income residents.NassauROCKVILLE CENTRE-LAKEVIEW EOCECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
ROOSEVELT EOCProvides support services and advocacy to low income Nassau County residents. Facilities access to health care and related services for pregnant women, mothers and infants. Offers Career Path TANF employment services (CPTE) and Displaced Homemakers Program (DHP). Provides job training workshops, jobs referrals, resume writing and job placement. Assists clients in obtaining needed services, housing assistance and court advocacy. Makes education referrals for GED, adult education and ESOL classes. Provides support for the elderly, undocumented residents and emergency assistance for families. Youth services include Head Start, enrichment, sports, leadership and prevention programs.NassauROOSEVELT EOCECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
ROOSEVELT/FREEPORT COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTERSupport services for basic needs and advocacy to low income residents. Operates food pantry that is open on the third Wednesday of each month 10am-2pm. Offers afterschool program for children 6 to 13 years of age. Open to Roosevelt/Freeport School District residents. We offer free Martial Arts Program for 6 year olds and older for those who qualify, a Summer Youth Program, and Youth Council Program. Houses a Youth Empowerment Career Training Initiative for ages 14-21 (YECTI).NassauROOSEVELT/FREEPORT COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTERECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
SAFE SCHOOLS TEAMProvides a dynamic group of student activists from Nassau and Suffolk counties that evaluates, directs and implements programs and services to create safer and more supportive schools for GLBT students and their allies.SuffolkSAFE SCHOOLS TEAMTHE LGBT NETWORK (THE NETWORK)
SALVA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM - HEMPSTEADAssists victims of domestic violence with court advocacy, Department of Social Service waivers, and case management. Support Groups meet weekly. Provides assistance to acquire child support, child custody issues and Orders of Protection. Call for further information.NassauSALVA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM - HEMPSTEADCIRCULO DE LA HISPANIDAD, INC.
SCHUYLER CENTER FOR ANALYSIS AND ADVOCACYActs as a policy analysis and advocacy organization for shaping public policies affecting human services throughout New York State. Supports income maintenance, employment, health and nutrition, mental health care, and social services for families, children and the elderly. Informs New York State health and human service organizations on federal, state and regional public policy and legislative issues that affect the agencies and/or their clients.SCHUYLER CENTER FOR ANALYSIS AND ADVOCACYSCHUYLER CENTER FOR ANALYSIS AND ADVOCACY
SELF ADVOCACYProvides self advocacy information for adults with physical disabilities and/or developmental disabilities. Topics include legislative, conferences, peer assistance and referral to self-advocacy groups.SuffolkSELF ADVOCACYUCP OF LONG ISLAND
SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER PROGRAMS AND SERVICESOffers transportation for senior citizens through the Dial-A-Ride program within the Town limits for weekly food shopping, monthly banking and medical appointments. Offers Home Aide program which provides light housekeeping, shopping, laundry and errands for eligible seniors. Minor home repairs are also available. Homeowners only pay for the materials, not labor. Offers Meals on Wheels program which delivers hot noontime meals on weekdays to homebound seniors and/or those unable to cook for themselves. Call for further information.SENIOR CITIZEN SERVICESTOWN OF RIVERHEAD
SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAMProvides and opportunity for seniors to serve as companions to developmentally disabled adults ages 21 and older. Offers a small stipend for low income seniors who act as role models and advocates Seniors must have a medical release, be free from critical illness, have a tuberculin test and must be low income.SuffolkNEW YORK STATE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES-HAUPPAUGENEW YORK STATE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (OPWDD)
SERVICE COORDINATIONOffers service coordination for individuals with mental retardation, their families, and caregivers. Coordinators assist individuals enroll in programs, access needed services. Coordinators act as an advocate as well as a source of support. Documentation of developmental disability required.SuffolkSERVICE COORDINATIONEAST END DISABILITY ASSOCIATES, INC.
SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIESOffers comprehensive services and support to people with developmental disabilities. HCBS Waiver Home services include respite, community habilitation, day habilitation, and case management. Family Care provides a residential alternative for people with developmental disabilities to live in the community.SuffolkSERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIESSCO FAMILY OF SERVICES
SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND SENIORSProvides benefits advisement, peer counseling, housing referral,advocacy, independent living skills, transportation, equipment loans, consumer directed personal assistance program (CDPAP), Hispanic outreach, and aging in place services to people with disabilities and the elderly.NassauSERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND SENIORSlong island capitsal alliance
SERVICES FOR THE HANDICAPPEDServices include summer employment program, handicapped bus, Handicapped Enforcement Parking Program, specialized library, newsletter, TTY phone, suggestions on removal of architectural barriers, information and referral, ombudsman who investigates complaints, and listing of accessible services/buildings. Liasion to the Citizen's Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES-HANDICAPPED SERVICES DIVISIONTOWN OF HUNTINGTON
SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINEOffers 24 hour telephone support to male or female victims of incest, sexual assault, or rape. Provides emotional support, advocacy, emergency room accompaniment, referral to resources including legal information and safe houses.NassauSEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINETHE SAFE CENTER LI
SOCIAL ADVOCACYDevelops position papers on critical social issues presents public testimony on human services and programs meets with elected and appointed government leaders to share knowledge and position and joins with others in collaborative efforts to change social systems.SuffolkSOCIAL ADVOCACYFAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE, INC.
SOCIAL MINISTRYAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.NassauSOCIAL MINISTRYCHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
SOCIAL MINISTRYProvides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, Mom's Group, Blood Drive,transportation, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Also runs thrift shop. Call for more information.NassauSOCIAL MINISTRYCURE OF ARS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
SOCIAL MINISTRYAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing vouchers, a thrift shop and holiday assistance to community members living within parish boundaries. Assists community members to receive benefits from places such as social services. Thrift shop located at 139 Bay Shore Road, Deer Park. Check with parish coordinator for details.SuffolkSOCIAL MINISTRYSS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS R. C. CHURCH
SOCIAL MINISTRYProvides a food pantry, advocacy, referrals, immigration counseling, financial assistance, transportation, employment service and free educational seminars.SuffolkSOCIAL MINISTRYST. MARTIN OF TOURS OUTREACH-AMITYVILLE
SOUTH SHORE SERVICES FOR THE HANDICAPPED (SSSH)Provides an opportunity for social interaction to further specific skill development relating to handicapped condition, and to encourage individuals to advocate on their own behalf. Provides referrals to respite and recreation programs. Support groups for siblings of the disabled. A mental health based program provides a range of psychotherapeutic service for individuals with highly specialized needs including the physically and developmentally disabled. Methodology includes individual, family, group counseling, advocacy, tutoring, socialization and skill training.NassauSOUTH SHORE SERVICES FOR THE HANDICAPPED (SSSH)NEW HORIZON COUNSELING CENTER (NHCC)
ST. ANNE PARISH OUTREACH - GARDEN CITYAs a Parish Outreach Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.NassauST. ANNE PARISH OUTREACH - GARDEN CITYST. ANNE'S CHURCH - GARDEN CITY
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENNA PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYMaintains a fully stocked pantry which includes non perishable foods, paper goods and toiletries. Those needing financial assistance must provide full financial disclosure to determine if they qualify.NassauST. CATHERINE OF SIENNA PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYST. CATHERINE OF SIENNA CATHOLIC CHURCH
ST. FRANCES CABRINI OUTREACHProvides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food, clothing, limited financial aid or holiday assistance, to community members living within parish boundaries. Check with parish coordinator for details.SuffolkST. FRANCES CABRINI OUTREACHST. FRANCES CABRINI RC CHURCH
ST. KILIAN PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY/OUTREACHProvides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as food and limited financial aid to community members living within parish boundaries. Also provides advocacy, medical transportation (to Farmingdale residents only), employment assistance, resume writing, job searches, job interview coaching, informal counseling and women's support groups. Check with parish coordinator for details.NassauST. KILIAN PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY/OUTREACHST. KILIAN ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
ST. PHILIP NERI PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYAs a Parish Social Ministry Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as transportation to medical appointments and food shopping, procurement of financial advice and assistance, guidance when seeking help from social agencies, addresses emergency needs for food and school supplies, and lending medical equipment such as wheelchairs. crutches and walkers.SuffolkST. PHILIP NERI PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYST. PHILIP NERI PARISH
ST. ROSALIE PARISH OUTREACHProvides food pantry to residents of East Quogue and Hampton Bays Help with Emergency Needs such as Heating, Prescription Drug expenses, Formula and Baby supplies.SuffolkST. ROSALIE PARISH OUTREACHCHURCH OF ST. ROSALIE
SUFFOLK CHAPTER OF DEBORAH HOSPITALA volunteer movement to promote awareness within communities of the benefits of heart and lung surgical and medical procedures offered at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, N.J. Newsletter, Educational Material, Agency Brochure.SuffolkSUFFOLK CHAPTER OF DEBORAH HOSPITALDEBORAH HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
SUFFOLK COALITION FOR PARENTS AND CHILDRENConducts bi-monthly information sharing meetings focused on children and family issues. Objectives are to share information, ideas and resources plan cooperative programs and services advocate for children and parents educate professionals and the public about topics related to children and families demonstrate the ways in which working together can make professionals more effective family support agents. Bi-monthly meetings are organized by Coalition members on a rotating, voluntary basis. Held at Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY.SuffolkSUFFOLK COALITION FOR PARENTS AND CHILDRENSUFFOLK COALITION FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN
SUFFOLK COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDRENPromotes excellence in early care and education services for children and families through education, advocacy, and the support of the profession.SuffolkSUFFOLK COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDRENSUFFOLK COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN
SUFFOLK COUNTY CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE SERVICES REFERRAL HOTLINEOffers a referral hotline for child victims of sexual abuse and their non-offending family members.SUFFOLK COUNTY CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE SERVICES REFERRAL HOTLINEPARENTS FOR MEGAN'S LAW
SUFFOLK COUNTY COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE PROGRAMProvides Family Court with trained volunteers who investigate, monitor and report to the court on the status of individual children in foster care or living at home who are victims of abuse or neglect. Assigned by a Family Court judge, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers represent the best interests of a child and work to ensure that children receive the services they need with the goal of achieving a permanent home. CASA volunteers are screened and complete a comprehensive training program. Ongoing in-service training is provided on a regular basis. Call for further information.SuffolkSUFFOLK COUNTY COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE PROGRAMEAC NETWORK
SUFFOLK COUNTY UNITED VETERANS PROJECT, INC.Provides veterans with continuous housing and support through all levels of recovery. Empowers veterans with information and support and serves as an advocate for program changes that will benefit the veteran. Call for additional information.SuffolkSUFFOLK COUNTY UNITED VETERANS PROJECT, INC.ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
SUPERVISED PROGRAMProvides supervised residential group homes to help psychiatrically disabled men and women reintegrate into the community and assists them with their recovery. The group homes are staffed by trained counselors who are available 24 hours a day for support and assistance. Residents receive counseling, assistance with cooking, cleaning, food shopping, medication management, money management, and rehabilitative activities. A Young Adult Program is also offered to individuals ages 18-25. Supervised residences are located in the following towns: Rocky Point, Cutchogue, Patchogue, Commack, and East Northport. Call for more information.SuffolkSUPERVISED PROGRAMTHE WAY BACK, INC.
SUPPORTING THOSE OPPOSING PAROLEOffers individuals who have lost someone through homicide assistance in writing parole blocking petitions. Also provides emotional support through family support meetings. Accompanies families to court and to meetings with the District Attorney. Offers sensitivity training. Advocates for family assistance and crime victims rights.SUPPORTING THOSE OPPOSING PAROLELONG ISLAND/NEW YORK METRO AREA PARENTS AND OTHER SURVIVORS OF MURDERED VICTIMS OUTREACH, INC.
SURROGATE DECISION MAKING COMMITTEE PROGRAMProvides an alternative to the courts to establish consent or refusals for non-emergency medical or dental treatment for individuals residing in mental hygiene facilities. Call for further information.SuffolkSURROGATE DECISION MAKING COMMITTEE PROGRAMEAC NETWORK
TEACHING OUR YOUNG SENSITIVITYProvides individuals who have lost someone through a homicie emotional support and sensitivity training. Also educates families about violence and video games. Accompanies individuals to court and to meetings with District Attorneys. Advocates for family help and crime victims rights. Assists with petitions to block parole.NassauTEACHING OUR YOUNG SENSITIVITYLONG ISLAND/NEW YORK METRO AREA PARENTS AND OTHER SURVIVORS OF MURDERED VICTIMS OUTREACH, INC.
THE GUARDIAN BRAIN FOUNDATION/BELLMOREAdvances neuroscience research, provides support groups and services, and improves quality of life for adults and children diagnosed with injuries, tumors of the brain and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). The support group holds their meeting at the North Bellmore Public Library, 1551 Newbridge Rd., No. Bellmore, the second Tuesday of each month from 7pm-9pm.NassauTHE GUARDIAN BRAIN FOUNDATION/BELLMORETHE GUARDIAN BRAIN FOUNDATION/BELLMORE
THE GUARDIAN BRAIN FOUNDATION/HUNTINGTON STATIONAdvances neuroscience research, provides support groups and services, and improves quality of life for adults and children diagnosed with injuries, tumors of the brain and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). The support group holds their meeting at the North Bellmore Public Library, 1551 Newbridge Rd., No. Bellmore, the second Tuesday of each month from 7pm-9pm.SuffolkTHE GUARDIAN BRAIN FOUNDATION/HUNTINGTON STATIONTHE GUARDIAN BRAIN FOUNDATION/HUNTINGTON STATION
THE WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST PUBLIC ADVOCACY CENTERTouro law's Public Advocacy Center houses non-profit agencies that work within the local community. For a list of agencies, please visit www.tourolaw.edu/pacSuffolkTHE WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST PUBLIC ADVOCACY CENTERTOURO LAW CENTER
VICTIM SERVICESOffers support to victims and their families who have suffered serious physical, psychological and financial damages as a result of a crash. Offers victim support groups, victim hotline, advocates to accompany victim/family through legal system, assists with a Victim's Impact Statement before the offender is sentenced. Other services include: assisting lawmakers in formulating legislation, informing the public on DWI matters, monitoring police and judicial procedures in DWI cases, and providing speakers to educate the community.SuffolkVICTIM SERVICESMOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING, LONG ISLAND CHAPTER
VOCATIONAL ADVOCACY PROJECT (VAP)Assists clients with job application and resume preparation, interviewing skills and techniques, employment referrals and post placement follow-up child care referrals and obtaining business attire. The project may also provide a 6-week short term occupational training overview to Microsoft Office and Operating systems. Referral required. Call for appointment.SuffolkVOCATIONAL ADVOCACY PROJECT (VAP)L.I. AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, INC.
WELL SPOUSE SUPPORT GROUPSMaintains national network of well spouses (husbands and wives of chronically ill persons). Offers referrals to well spouse Support Groups. Has a Newsletter, Yearly Conference, online peer Mentorship Program, Round Robin Letter Writing group, and Respite Weekends. Advocates for programs that help families deal with chronic illness and educates healthcare professionals and the general public about the special challenges and unique roles well spouses face every day. Local group meets in Albertson, LI (Searingtown Rd., and IU Willets Road) at the Rehabilitation Center.WELL SPOUSE SUPPORT GROUPSWELL SPOUSE ASSOCIATION
WFLI GRANTSWFLI funds programs that improve the lives of women and girls on Long Island. Funds may be available for programs relating to Economic Opportunity and Financial Stability; Gender Equity and Women's Rights; Hurricane Relief and Leadership. NassauWFLI GRANTSWOMEN'S FUND OF LONG ISLAND
WISH (WOMEN IN SHARED HEALING)Offers individualized services to residents of southeastern Nassau County and their families who are survivors of domestic violence or abuse. Programs, geared toward self-empowerment, include individual and family counseling, case management, advocacy and referrals to appropriate agencies. Additional services may include substance abuse treatment, parenting skill groups and leisure time activities.NassauWISH (WOMEN IN SHARED HEALING)YES COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER
YOUTH COUNSELINGOffers a supervision program for at-risk, pre-teen and youngsters under the age of 16. Focuses on establishing a discipline structure within the family with parenting skills offered. Supervised study group for at-risk juveniles failing subjects. Youth counselors function as parent advocate for juveniles needing services of the Justice and/or Mental Health System. Program is for parents and children together.JUVENILE AID BUREAUTOWN OF RIVERHEAD
YOUTH COURTTrains specially recruited teens from the Town of Brookhaven to serve as court members. Focus on court proceedings, sentencing hearings and determinations for adjudicated youth through the Department of Probation. Referral by Department of Probation or school district required.SuffolkYOUTH COURTBOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE BELLPORT AREA
YOUTH DIRECTIONS AND ALTERNATIVES CYAProvides recreational, educational, employment and counseling programs for youth ages 10-21 in the communities of Northport, East Northport, Harborfields, and Elwood. Each CYA is organized regionally by school district and develops programs based on specific needs of their respective school districts and neighborhoods.SuffolkTOWN YOUTH BUREAUTOWN OF HUNTINGTON

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