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Social Service Resources in Nassau County: Nassau County Department of Social Services

This guide can help you find resources for housing/shelter, food, financial assistance,and medical insurance.

About Nassau County Department of Social Services

The Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS) is committed to strengthening and preserving families by providing financial assistance and services to residents of Nassau County in accordance with state and federal regulations and laws. DSS is dedicated to providing quality service and maintaining the dignity and respect of those we serve. Specifically, the department is responsible to:

  • Provide aid to eligible recipients through the Family Assistance, Safety Net, Day Care, Employment, Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called food stamps), Medicaid, and Home Energy Assistance Programs.
  • Establish an initial child support obligation of a legally responsible individual through the Family Court, collect support payments, and enforce and modify existing support orders.
  • Protect children, adults, and families by enforcing the mandates of New York State Social Services Law.
  • Provide the Department’s services without regard to age, race, gender, disability, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Contact Information For DSS

Nassau County Department of Social Services

Daytime Phone Numbers:

516-227-8765 (Jennifer Lumme is our area representative)

516-227-8397 (Belinda)

516-227-8407 (Judy)

516-227-8519 (General number)


60 Charles Linbergh Blvd., Unit 160

Uniondale, NY 11553