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Social Workers & Other Help

Social Workers

Make an appointment with a social worker for: 

  • Referrals to mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence resources
  • Help locating support groups, food pantries, and legal services
  • Crisis intervention

The social workers speak both English and Spanish.

We are located in Patchogue, New York. We cannot serve clients outside of New York State.

For an appointment, call 631-654-4700 x152.

To make an appointment online, click here

Email the social workers for help.

Youth Mental Health Resources

If you need help, please talk to someone. We’ve put together a list of places you can text, call, or email for support, as well as resources for parents.

Long Island LGBTQ+ Resources & Terms

We’ve gathered a list of hotlines and organizations that serve the LGBTQ community on Long Island, and some definitions of common LGBTQ terms.

Help in Your Community

Church Parish Outreach St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic
224 South Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
(631) 213-6882
Catholic Charities. Programs for pregnant women, postpartum women, children under 6 and seniors.
Food Pantry Mondays & Wednesdays from 10 am-12 noon               
Meals To Go on Saturday 7:15-9 am

Church of The Resurrection
50 Granny Road Farmingville NY 11738
(631) 696-0232
Monday through Friday 10 am-2 pm

Elevate Church
178 West Main Street, Patchogue NY 11772
(631) 320-4222
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm

Emanuel Lutheran Church
(631) 758-2240
179 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Open to all. Serves dinner To Go on Sundays from 3-4 pm

Federation of Organizations – P.O.W.E.R. Food Pantry
456 Waverly Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
(631) 447-6460 ext. 2177
3rd and last Saturday of each month 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
POWER Social/Soup Kitchen Wednesdays 2-5 pm   
Music & Meals Thursdays & Fridays 5-8 pm and Sundays 12-3 pm 
Access to showers and laundry

Help for People
426 East Main Street, Patchogue NY 11772
(631) 903-2480 or (631) 393-6622 – for an appointment 
Food pantry and thrift store. Those who qualify shop for free.

God’s Provision 5
Spanish Pentecostal Church
11 River Ave. Patchogue NY 11772
(631) 790-3820
Fridays 4-6 pm

Grace Care FP
28 A Industrial Blvd Medford NY 11763
(631) 696-9498
Wednesdays 10 am-12 pm

HELP Suffolk Food Pantry
685 Brookhaven Ave. Bellport NY 11713
(631) 286-2400
Mondays-Fridays 8 am-4 pm

Iglesia Christiana Getsemani
182 Morris Ave. Holtsville NY 11742
(631)278-8988
Sundays 10 am-1 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-9 pm

Lighthouse Mission
(631) 758-7584 – www. lighthousemission.net
1543 Montauk Highway, Bellport, NY 11713
NO MEALS. Operates a mobile food pantry for those in need
10-11 a.m. Saturdays in Patchogue in the lot behind Burlington Coat Factory.

Lighthouse Mission
2150 Middle Country Road Pathmark/ACE Hardware Parking Lot Centereach NY 11713
(631) 758-7584
Fridays Prayer Service 12-12:15 pm, Food Distribution 12:15-1 pm

Lighthouse Mission
Miracle Shopping Plaza parking lot Northwest Corner of Station Road & Montauk Hwy, Bellport NY 11713
(631) 758-7584
Prayer Services 12-12:15 pm, Food Distribution 12:15-1 pm

Lighthouse Mission
Terry Street & Taylor Lane (behind Burlington Coat Factory) Patchogue NY 11772
(631) 758-7584
Prayer Service Saturdays 10-10:15 am, Food Distribution Saturdays 10:15-11 am

Lutheran Church of Our Savior
(631) 475-5725
231 Jayne Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
NO MEALS. Food Pantry. Thursdays from 10-11 am

Mary Immaculate
16 Brown’s Lane Bellport NY 11713
(631) 286-3795
Wednesdays 10-11 am, 6-7 pm and Fridays 10-11 am

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Outreach
495 North Ocean Ave. Patchogue NY 11772
(631) 475-9580
Food Pantry by appointment Thursdays & Fridays 10 am-2 pm

Our Lady of Snow
175 Blue Point Road Blue Point NY 11715
(631) 363-2417
Mondays through Thursdays 10 am-1 pm

Patchogue COC/The Tabitha Food Pantry
295 Sunrise Highway N. Service Rd. Patchogue NY 11772
(631) 475-6556
1st Saturday of the month 11 am-1 pm

Patchogue Neighbors INN Soup Kitchen
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

31 Rider Avenue Patchogue NY 11772
(631) 475-3078
Lunches To Go Mondays 12-1 pm
Food Pantry Thursdays 8 am-12 noon

Patchogue Neighbor’s INN/Site #2
St. Joseph the Worker RC Church

510 Narragansett Ave. East Patchogue NY 11772
(631) 286-6356 or (631) 286-9133
Meals To Go Tuesdays 6-7 pm
Food Pantry Monday-Thursday 11 am- 12 noon

The Patchogue Neighbors INN #3
St. Francis de Sales RC Church

224 South Ocean Avenue Patchogue NY 11775
(631) 475-0161 Emergencies (631) 213-6882
Meals To Go Saturdays 7:15-9 am
Food Pantry Mondays & Wednesdays 10 am – 12 noon

Patchogue Neighbors INN • Congregational Church
95 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
(631) 475-1235
Meals To Go Wednesdays at 5 pm Open to all.
Food Pantry is open from 9-11 am on Thursdays.  Mobile Shower Unit – Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm

Patchogue United Methodist Church
10 Church St. Patchogue NY 11772
(631) 475-0381
Food Pantry Tuesdays 10 am-12 pm

Patchogue-Medford Youth & Community Services
(631) 758-4100
390 Bay Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
NO MEALS. Food Pantry and clothes closet.
Thursdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Must show proof of residence.

Pathway to Recovery/The Meadows
96 Ohio Ave. Medford NY 11763
(631) 687-4790
3rd Saturday of the month 4-7 pm

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
(631) 475-7406
208 Jamaica Avenue, Medford, NY 11763
NO MEALS. Food Pantry Thursdays from 1-2 pm

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
31 Rider Avenue Patchogue NY 11772
(631) 475-3078
Lunches To Go Mondays 12-1 pm
Food Pantry Thursdays 8 am-12 noon

St. Sylvester’s Roman Catholic Church
(631) 475-4506
99 Robinson Avenue, Medford, NY 11763
Open only to those living within Parish boundaries – parts of 11763 & 11742.
NO MEALS. Food Pantry Tuesday and Thursday 10 am – 3 pm by appointment

United Methodist Church
10 Church St. Patchogue NY 11772
(631) 475-0381
Food Pantry Tuesdays 10 am-12 pm

World Outreach Church of God
249 Washington Ave. Patchogue NY 11772
(631) 447-5045
Tuesdays 9-11 am

If you are in need of a shelter please call the Department of Social Services in your area
Coram – (631) 854-2300 / Riverhead – (631) 852-3500

Emergency Cold Weather Shelter – when the air temperature is at or below 32°F, including wind chill.
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm: Please call the SCDSS Temporary Housing Assistance Unit at (631) 854-9547.
Any time after 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, on Weekends and Holidays: Please call the SCDSS Emergency Services Unit at (631) 854-9100.

Emergency Housing Service of Department of Social Services
(631) 854-9935
CURRENT CLIENTS MUST PROVIDE CASE NUMBER
Offers emergency housing for homeless people.
(631) 854-9100 Monday-Friday after 4:30 p.m., weekends & holidays

Concern for Independent Living
(631) 758-0474
www.concernhousing.org 312 Expressway Drive S., Medford, NY 11763
Monday – Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Provides transitional and permanent housing for individuals and families with psychiatric disabilities. Programs range from 24 hour supervised housing to supported housing with weekly visits. Offers comprehensive case management.

Haven House/Bridges/TSLI
840 Suffolk Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717 www.tsli-hhb.org
(631) 231-3619
Business Office hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Provides emergency, temporary housing for homeless families. Houses 8 families in congregate and 10 families in apartment setting. Housing is located in Brentwood and Huntington Station. Staff assists residents to obtain permanent housing and provides the following services: entitlement advocacy, life skill training, and referrals to vocational/educational programs, mental health & substance abuse; TSLI – transitional services for
single adults.

HELP – Suffolk
685 Brookhaven Avenue, Bellport, NY 11713
(631) 286-2400
Monday – Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Provides 76-unit transitional housing and support services for homeless families in Suffolk County. Support services include health care, day care, employment, recreation/education, housing placement, after care services, scattered site housing, and case management.
Handicapped accessible. Day care services on site.

House Hope House Community
(631) 928-2377
Emergencies: (631) 476-7417 1 High Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
30-bed residential facility provides a compassionate approach to crisis intervention. The program primarily serves homeless people between the ages 16-21 years. Counseling available.

Pax Christi Hospitality Center & Crisis Counseling
255 Oakland Avenue, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
(631) 928-9108
Provides a twenty-four-bed emergency center for men over 16 years old.
Temporary residence offering three components. shelter and food, human needs and services, advocacy and networking.

BIAS Help
877-END-BIAS (363-2427)
Offers support and counseling for victims facing acts of discrimination, hate-related crimes, bullying & cyberbullying

CARECEN – Central American Refugee Center
(631) 273-8721
www.carecenny.org
Immigration legal help
Domestic Violence – 24 hour hotline (631) 666-8833

Coping with COVID: NY Project Hope
1 (844) 863-9314
7 days a week – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. www.nyprojecthope.org
talk or text (631) 500-0837

Crime Victims Center (formerly Parents for Megan’s Law)
(631) 689-2672
• Rape Crisis 24/7 (631) 332-9234
• Hate Crime Hotline (631) 626-3156
• Sex Offender Tip Hotline (631) 316-3237  •  1 (855)-PFML-TIP

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless
(631) 464-4314 ext.118
www.addressthehomeless.org

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services
(631) 232-2400
www.nslawservices.org
Indigent and disabled Free legal assistance for persons dealing with homeless issues.
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Response Crisis Center of Suffolk – Suicide 24 hr Hotline
(631) 751-7500  or chat responsecrisiscenter.org/chat
www.responsehotline.org
Crisis Intervention Lifeline 988
Substance Abuse (631) 979-1700
Veteran Crisis 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)

Self Injury Hotline
800-DONT-CUT (366-8288)

Substance Abuse – LICADD: Long Island Council for Alcohol & Drug Addiction
24/7  631-979-1700  •  licadd.org

Trans Lifeline
5pm-1am 877-565-8860
A peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers.
translifeline.org

The Trevor Project
24/7 1-866-488-7386
Provides information and support to LGBTQ young people
Text START to 678678
www.thetrevorproject.org

Pride for Youth
24/7 hotline 516-679-1111
Advocates for LGBTQ young people through age 45 on Long Island.
https://longislandcrisiscenter.org/prideforyouth/

VIBS-Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk
(631) 360-3606
www.vibs.org
Domestic violence & sexual assault advocacy, intervention, counseling.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
24/7 1-800-799-7233
text START to 88788 or live chat thehotline.org

Love is Respect is the ultimate resource to empower teens/youth 12-24 to prevent and end dating abuse.
24/7 866-331-9474
text LOVEIS to 22522 or live chat www.loveisrespect.org 

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
24/7 800-656-HOPE (4673) or live chat rainn.org

The following offer a variety of services to help victims of domestic violence including counseling, shelter, court advocacy and violence prevention education.

Brighter Tomorrows
24/7 hotline: (631) 395-1800
PO Box 706, Shirley, NY 11777
Dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic violence through the provision of safe housing, supportive counseling, and legal advocacy services on Long Island.

Long Island Against Domestic Violence
24/7 hotline: (631) 666-8833
320 Carleton Avenue, Suite 8000, Central Islip, NY 11650

The Retreat, Inc.
24/7 hotline: (631) 329-2200
13 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, NY 11937 

The Safe Center 
24/7 hotline: (516) 542-0404
15 Grumman Road West, Ste 1000, Bethpage, NY 11714

VIBS-Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk  (631) 360-3730
24/7 hotline: (631) 360-3606
185 Oval Drive, Islandia, NY 11749 
Domestic violence & sexual assault advocacy, intervention, counseling. www.vibs.org

Talbot House
(631) 589-4144
30C Carlough Road, Bohemia, NY 11716
24/7 Chemical dependency crisis center.
Free- no insurance required.

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