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Social Service Resources in Nassau County: Emergency Shelters

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

Cold Weather - Warming Centers


Nassau's warming centers will be open from 8am - 6pm today, as well as any other day the temperature reaches 32 degrees or below.  The warming centers are located at:

Cantiague Park in Hicksville 

Wantagh Park in Wantagh

Mitchel Field Athletic Complex in Uniondale 

All warming centers follow COVID protocols and attendees will be required to fill out a COVID assessment and wear PPE.  PPE will be provided if needed.  

Nassau's after-hours (after 6pm) emergency housing hotline is: (516) 573-8626

Nassau County Winter Homeless Hotline: (1-866-WARMBED)   1-866-927-6233

Warm Bed

Warm Bed Hotline provides referrals for a place to sleep for only that night.

Phone: 631-327-0091

INN Interfaith Nutrition Network, Shelters

INN operates three emergency shelters in Nassau County.  This includes two family shelters and one shelter for single men.  All shelters are staffed 24/7.

Contact Information:

INN Business Office

211 Fulton Street

Hempstead, NY 11550

Phone: 516-486-8506

Salvation Army

Freeport Salvation Army proves family service programs to help families and needy individuals with emergency food, housing, and utility assistance.

Contact Information:

Salvation Army (Freeport Citadel Corps)

66 Church Street

P.O. Box 725

Freeport, NY 11520

Phone: 516-378-4557/4571


Long Island Coalition for the Homeless

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH) was originally founded in 1985 as a grassroots local advocacy effort to bring non-profits and other community partners together to unite around the cause of homelessness, seeking to expand and enhance services to meet local needs. 

Head Office

600 Albany Avenue, Suite 2

Amityville, NY

Tel: 631-464-4314

Fax: 631-464-4319

If You See Someone, Save Someone

Call 631-464-4314 ext. 118 

To connect with our Street Outreach Team