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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)

Location:

60 Charles Linbergh Blvd., Unit 160

Uniondale, NY 11553

 

Caregiver Support Groups

Charlotte and Roger Blumencranz Caregiver Center

Caregiver support groups sponsored by North Shore University Hospital, part of Northwell Health.

To sign up for groups, please call:  516.562.4750

Or email: amccready1@northwell.edu

Alyssa McCeady, LMSW

Patient and Family Centered Care, Coordinator

North Shore University Hospital

Alzheimer's Support Group, in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association

 First Monday of every month at 11 am; will be held virtually.

 

Amputee Support Group

 First Tuesday of every month at 11 am; will be held virtually

 

Bereavement Support Group

 8 week closed sessions; will be held virtually.

 

Caregiver Support Group

 Second Thursday of every month at 11 am; will be held virtually

 

Caregiver Art Therapy Group

 First Wednesday of every month at 2 pm

Location: North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030 

 OR held virtually.

 

Caregiver Reiki Group

Third Tuesday of every month at 1 pm

Location: North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030 

 OR held virtually.

Caregiver Tai Chi

Weekly on Wednesday at 1:30 pm; will be held virtually