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Posted on: February 15, 2019

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES IMPACTED BY A FEDERAL SHUTDOWN

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energy saving assistance program

Project Warmth

United Way of Long Island’s heating assistance program, Project Warmth, is also open to help with one-time emergency fuel deliveries or utility heating payments to those not eligible for, or who have exhausted, emergency H.E.A.P.


Application required - call 2-1-1 Long Island for referrals to a Project Warmth intake site. Project Warmth will remain open until funds are depleted, generally in March.


2-1-1 US has created a new national resource to provide answers to commonly asked questions regarding public benefits at http://211.org/services/govshutdown. Site also includes information about financial relief and support resources from corporations on a national level. Check the website often --more information will be posted as it becomes available.


NOTE:
The Department of Defense is funded through September 30, 2019 which means all DoD military members, military retirees, military annuitants (survivor benefit recipients), and DoD civilian employees will receive their regular paychecks through that date. The Internal Revenue Service confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled.


psegli

PSEGLI will waive late payment charges and place a hold on account to assist furloughed federal workers, without having implementing any collection activity until shutdown is over.


REAP program (Residential Energy Affordability Partnership)


Free weatherization program offered by PSEG Long Island, designed to help save energy and lower energy bills.


Participation, based on household income, includes an In-Home Energy Survey by a REAP technician and installation of energy saving measures if qualified. The Energy Survey includes replacement of out of date” lightbulbs with LED, monitors existing window air conditions, refrigerator and dehumidifier for efficiency.


financial assistance

Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc.
180 Oser Avenue, Suite 800
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 435-4710
www.lihp.org
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday- Friday)
Provides assistance with mortgage counseling, foreclosure prevention counseling and home emergency mortgage assistance.


food security

LONG ISLAND CARES
https://www.licares.org/find-help/food-locator/


ISLAND HARVEST
https://www.islandharvest.org/resources/food-locator/


mental health

MHAW Mental Health Helpline (Association of Mental Health & Wellness –Suffolk) 631-226-3900


Mental Health Association of Nassau County (516) 227-8255.


Suicide Intervention: 911 or (800) 273-TALK (8255)


legal resources

Touro Law School
Public Advocacy Center
Tom Maligno
thomasm@tourolaw.edu
631.761.7033


Hofstra
Community and Economic Development Clinic https://law.hofstra.edu/clinics/communityandeconomicdevelopmentclinic/index.html
Phone: 516-463-5934
E-mail: Michael.L.Haber@hofstra.edu


Referrals and concerns about service continuation

Call Health & Welfare Council of Long Island (516) 483- 1110


rules for federal employees

https://ask.fedweek.com/federal-government-policies/rules-gifts/


Want to help a federal employee? For rules and regulations visit: https://ask.fedweek.com/federal-government-policies/rules-gifts/


bi-county working groups

The nonprofit organizations below are organizations that participated in the bi-county work group and provide services to meet needs
on Long Island for emergencies such as the federal shutdown and other crises that families experience such as economic insecurity.
This resource guide represents a small cadre of the nonprofit sector on Long Island that partners with government to continually meet
the needs of our region. If you need services not provided on this resource guide, as the umbrella organization for the nonprofit sector,
the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI) is happy to provide referrals to other organizations to meet your needs.
(516) 483-1110.


OrganizationPhone Number
American Red Cross
516 747 3500
Association for Mental Health and Wellness
631 471 7242
Catholic Charities
516 733 7000
Family & Children's Association
516 746 0350
Family Service League
631 427 3700
Habitat for Humanity Suffolk
631 924 6474
HWCLI
516 483 1110
Island Harvest
516 294 8528
LI Cares
631 582 3663
Touro Law School Public Advocacy
631 761 7033
United Way
631 940 3700
Urban League of LI
516 900 1374
First Responder and Military Liaison
631 482 1739
Nassau County Dept Social Services
516 227 8519
Nassau County Executive Office
516 571 3131
Nassau County Hispanic Affairs
516 572 0750
Nassau County Human Services
516 227 8930
Nassau County Legislator Debra Mule
516 571 6205
Nassau County Legislator Siela Bynoe
516 571 6202
NYS DHSES
631 952 6322
Rep. Kathleen Rice
516 739 3008
Rep. Lee Zeldin
631 289 1097
Rep. Peter King
516 541 4225
Rep. Tom Suozzi
631 923 4100
Sen. Chuck Schumer
631 753 0978
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
631 249 2825
Suffolk County Dept Social Services
631 854 9930
Suffolk County DSS Emergency Services
631 854 9100
Suffolk County Executive Office
631 853 4000


Presented by the bi-county shutdown working group

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