With snow and frigid temperatures approaching Long Island, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that WARMBED,Nassau County’s Emergency Shelter Relief Program for homeless individuals and families during the winter months, is active. The Nassau County Winter Homeless Hotline operates 7 days a week and runs through March 31st, 2014. If winter conditions persist beyond March 31st, the program will continue until warmer weather arrives.
Between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Monday thru Thursday, and Friday from 6:00 p.m. thru Monday at 8:00 a.m., employees from WARMBED and the Department of Social Services (DSS) make appropriate referrals and provide shelter placement. Once placed, the staff at DSS and the Office of Housing and Community Development contact those who are homeless in order to access resources for permanent housing. County Executive Mangano also urges Nassau’s homeless veterans to take advantage of the WARMBED program, where they will be assisted by the Nassau County Veterans Services Agency.
NASSAU COUNTY EVENING HOMELESS HOTLINE (WARMBED): 1-866-927-6233 (1-866-WARMBED)
EMERGENCY NUMBERS: Department of Social Services (516) 227-8519: After office hours (516) 573-8626Long Island Crisis Counseling & Referral Center Hotline (516) 679-1111 Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence Hotline (516) 542-0404 Nassau University Medical Center (516) 572-0123